Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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Currency conversion
by Baeowulf on Mon 25th May 2009 23:39 UTC
Baeowulf
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2009-05-25

It's unfair to say that a Mac is too expensive when converting to another currency. When things are priced in other countries they're generally priced comparably to local incomes and the power of the current currency. While the Mac may be 1800 dollars when converted from Hungarian currency, the average person in Hungary might get paid that much more. To them the price might be equivalent to the price here in the US. Don't scare the poor guy off from buying it just because it might seem much more expensive to you.

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