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: Microsoft Tax
by vivainio on Wed 16th Sep 2009 20:56 UTC in reply to "Microsoft Tax"
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The price of a piece of software (or a condition of allowing it to run) should not be dependent on what kind of hardware it will be running on.

Er, why not?

As we say in Finland (and probably elsewhere too), the one who is selling and asking too much is not stupid; the the one who pays the asked price anyway is. Microsoft is not to blame for their pricing policy, it's their software and it's well within their right to charge $1000 for the license if they feel like it.

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