Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jun 2009 22:44 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y With Snow Leopard finally been given a release date and a price, the comparisons with Windows 7 are starting to pop up all over the place, especially focussing on the price aspect of things. While Apple's move to price Snow Leopard at 29 USD for Leopard owners is a very welcome one, the move doesn't mean that Microsoft is getting a price beating from Apple.
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corbintechboy
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2006-05-02

So since we really want to compare, lets go for a bang for the buck approach shall we?

So Upon release in 1999 my G3 was $2,999 and came with Mac OS 8.6.

Most people upgraded to OS 9, some cost had to be involved and since I can't find a release price, lets assume $100.00

Then 10.2.x came about, I suppose that a lot of people running this system may have installed this. So we will say another $100.00

Of course these prices may be give or take a little.

So you have a grand total of $3199.00 wrapped up in a system that cannot run much of anything these days.

Compare you may ask? I will take that liberty!

Dell Optiplex GX100 (from that era).

Came with monitor and Windows 98 for $907.00.

Upgraded to Windows 2000 lets assume OEM and give it a price of $120.00.

Grand total $1027.00. And this machine still has TONS of software available including modern browsers.

We won't even factor in the price of RAM upgrades to keep it fair.

So in 2009 I end up with a $3199.00 brick, or a Dell that still has life and plenty of software options?

Hence my first post!

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