Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 21:39 UTC
Windows Microsoft announced on Tuesday US prices for Windows Vista, the long-awaited new version of the operating system that sits on more than 90 percent of the world's personal computers. The software maker set the retail price for Vista at between USD 100 and USD 259 for users upgrading from older versions of Windows. The prices range from the basic version of Vista to the top-end 'ultimate' edition. For consumers looking to buy Vista without an upgrade, the products will cost between USD 199 to USD 399, Microsoft said.
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Omega Penguin
Member since:
2006-02-12

They're always lying when they don't agree with you. Please, we Linux users lie all the time. I recall the "Linux has waay more market share than you think" and "xxxx is the year of the Linux desktop" claims. Still, that is far too much for an OS. $100 is acceptable. $400 is not.

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twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

No, they're lying when they misrepresent the facts. That's what lying means.

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Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

"we Linux users"

I consider myself a GNU/Linux user first , I know the Linux kernel ship on everything , but its rarely rare I have to play or change it setting once its properly setup and have the right drivers.

"lie all the time"

No , and thats the problem , we dont lie , where brutally honest , but then when your facing the best liars in the worlds , theyre going to put themself in a good light , and every truth is going to be seen as a flaw and a bad thing.

"Linux has waay more market share than you think"

Thats not a lie , thats the truth , most people put it behind Apple and in the low one digit , when its globally at 29%.

Apple as only one platform , the Apple hardware , thats why they get so low numbers ( Dell offered to ship Mac OS X on its hardware , but they said no ) , a lot of GNU/Linux user Dual and tripple boot ( we have a good majority that like Apple hardware ( 30% ) of the Apple user are GNU/Linux users ).

"xxxx is the year of the Linux desktop"

Its the truth , we dont make that much effort into other category in comparaison ( Super computer , Clusters , servers , web server are all dominated by GNU/Linux ) and we get tons of software and tools and distribution each years. People mix the phrase with :

This year GNU/Linux will crush Windows and Microsoft and everything else out of existance and be the dominating OS on the desktop.

"That is far too much for an OS. $100 is acceptable. $400 is not"

When what most people buy are 200$ - 1000$ computers with the OS included , paying 400$ only for the OS is seen as too much ...

With all the communist association your nick reminded me of this :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_Red

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Omega Penguin Member since:
2006-02-12

""Thats not a lie , thats the truth , most people put it behind Apple and in the low one digit , when its globally at 29%.

Apple as only one platform , the Apple hardware , thats why they get so low numbers ( Dell offered to ship Mac OS X on its hardware , but they said no ) , a lot of GNU/Linux user Dual and tripple boot ( we have a good majority that like Apple hardware ( 30% ) of the Apple user are GNU/Linux users ). ""

Can you prove to me that these numbers are true?

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