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[4]: Microsoft Tax
by nt_jerkface on Wed 16th Sep 2009 23:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Microsoft Tax"
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However, when Ned Neighbour shows Harry Homeowner a website his new ARM Cortex A9 with Kubuntu bling


Where did Kubuntu come from? Canonical has been pushing Ubuntu for netbooks.

So this is closer to reality:

Ned goes to Best Buy and sees 2 netbooks, one with the new Windows and one with an OS that looks like it is from 1998. And brown.

Ned decides that saving $50 is not worth picking the computer with the unfamiliar interface, especially since it looks dated. Ned decides that he won't go to Chili's later as a way of saving that $50.

Slashdot and OSNews forum posters all come up with theories as to how M|$ is at fault.

Edited 2009-09-16 23:58 UTC

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