Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2005 20:49 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The news that Apple is going to switch to Intel processors shook up the computing world. Many users and developers were eager to publish their opinions on the switch. However, one group of people were totally neglected during all this: resellers. Today, we feature an interview with Wim Schermer, first Dutchman to own a Mac (in 1984), and co-founder of one of the biggest Apple retail stores in The Netherlands, MacSupport. We discuss the switch to Intel, and much more.
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RE[4]: Price
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 5th Aug 2005 00:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Price"
Anonymous Penguin
Member since:
2005-07-06

"How does it not stand? I was saying that the Mac doesn't cost more than an equivalent PC."

Because when you Mac users say that, you put a very high price tag on the value of bundled software, something that PC users never do (I know, Mac software is better, but its cost to Apple isn't higher than the cost of equivalent software to Dell or Sony)

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RE[5]: Price
by kellym4 on Fri 5th Aug 2005 02:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Price"
kellym4 Member since:
2005-08-02

"you put a very high price tag on the value of bundled software, "

No, only the price to an equivilent version of software to run on Windows. Windows equivilents for iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto and Garageband cost between $200 - $250. If you factor this in, and then match Windows XP Professional (not consumer) against OS X Tiger, then the Mac usually comes out about $50 - $100 less than a comperably equipped PC.

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v RE[6]: Price
by on Fri 5th Aug 2005 02:28 in reply to "RE[5]: Price"
RE[6]: Price
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 5th Aug 2005 02:32 in reply to "RE[5]: Price"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, but Joe User *does not buy separate commercial software*, except maybe for MS Office, but tech savy friends are telling Joe User to download OpenOffice instead.
And the majority of us use OSS instead, unless we *really* need a commercial program.

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