Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Feb 2006 13:35 UTC
Windows After months of maintaining that it had not yet finalized its Windows Vista line up, Microsoft seems finally to have decided upon a half dozen core Vista versions. According to a posting on its Web site, Microsoft is readying six core Vista packages, or SKUs, plus two additional releases customized for the European Union that won't bundle in Windows Media Player, as ordered by European antitrust regulators.
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by DrillSgt on Tue 21st Feb 2006 09:19 UTC in reply to "RE"
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"XP sells for 199 retail with all the service packs for the next few years included."

That is Windows XP Home Edition. I quoted Windows XP Pro which is $299 Retail. Yes, you can download service packs.

"OSX sells for 129 retail with no service packs included."

No service packs? They update and actually just updated for free download to 10.4.4...which is a service pack.

"If you had bought XP when it first came out, and upgraded regularly, how much would it have cost you?"

It cost me $299 USD as that is what the retail boxed product cost at CompUSA. Now with Mac OS X in the same time frame I have spent roughly $258 over the same time period. For SUSE Linux it has cost me about $210 for the same time period. The time period referred to is 5 years.

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