Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Apr 2009 22:21 UTC
Microsoft After the more-or-less positively received "You find it, you keep it" television advertisements, it seems as if Microsoft is quickly falling back to its previous mistakes of relying on easily countered FUD-like tactics. We already discussed the blog post regarding Linux on netbooks, which was easily countered on virtually every point made. However, it gets even worse: Microsoft has ordered a study detailing what the company calls the hidden "Apple tax" that you are supposedly paying if you go Apple. Now, I'm the first to state that Apple simply doesn't provide the optimal pricing for everyone, but this Microsoft sponsored study is so completely and utterly ridiculous it makes me wonder just who on earth would look at it and go "Yeah, this looks pretty convincing!"
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RE: The OS taxes
by MikeekiM on Fri 10th Apr 2009 03:16 UTC in reply to "The OS taxes"
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I've seen people consider an Apple, then buy a cheaper pc, 3 months later they are infected and have to rebuild their machines from scratch. Typically, this has to do with being too cheap to buy .99, er 1.29 cent tracks from ITunes. Three cheap friends, three blown laptops.

I've got my Apple, but, I'm still looking up how to dis-infect conflicker from Windows boxes, what free anti-virus there's available, etc... Cheap friends pay the price. Yes, you can save Money with a PC. You get your Life Back, on a Mac.

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