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[3]: The OS taxes
by sargek on Fri 10th Apr 2009 19:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The OS taxes"
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My little dual proc G4 circa 2001 runs circles around my "hyperthreaded" 2.8 ghz P4 I have at work. Running Tiger, which is about 4(?) years old on an 8 year old computer and it rarely shows it's age during "normal" usage: surfing, finances, music, email, organizing pictures, etc. Sure, when I try to do something heavy it bombs, but I didn't buy it for that. Plus, the whole computer including OS disc was $75...

Very well built little system.

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