Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Sep 2009 18:01 UTC
Windows Microsoft has been very protective over its OEM pricing, and while various figures float around the web, the company has never really confirmed or denied any of them. At the Jefferies Annual Technology Conference, however, Charles Songhurst, general manager of Corporate Strategy, revealed some of the pricing details for OEMs.
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RE: Strange pricing structure?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 16th Sep 2009 19:17 UTC in reply to "Strange pricing structure?"
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I actually find it a very elegant structure, if it really were as simple as that. I also find it perfectly valid: let's face it, these large OEMs would not push as many machine if they could NOT ship Windows.

Windows is true value for these OEMs provided by Microsoft (from a business point of view), so seeing this as a sort of 5% "tax" doesn't seem too weird to me.

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