Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2012 12:14 UTC
Windows After yesterday's TV advertisement, Microsoft finally unveiled the pricing for its Surface tablet - the ARM Windows RT version that is. The cheapest Surface - 32GB without touch cover - will set you back $499. They're aiming straight for iPad pricing here, ignoring the popular cheaper Android offerings. Update: only available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. As usual.
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zima
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2005-07-06

It's practically a scam. If I spend $700 on television it better be working 100%, but if I spend $700 on a PC desktop there is a high probability of it being crippled. That's what a monopoly is they sell shoddy products at inflated prices. Microsoft and their OEM partners sell a scam product.

Your TV doesn't really work in most countries, on most broadcast systems and/or local standard of mains power... (that's what the equivalent of an OS & drivers & apps would be, for a TV)

BTW, the Internet runs on Cisco and Juniper switches, on their closed OS. And GPL is a copyright license, it wouldn't work without it.

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