Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Oct 2006 17:28 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Windows "Leading PC manufacturer Acer has accused Microsoft of ratcheting up the cost of Windows by effectively forcing consumers to opt for the Premium version of Vista. Acer claims that the Vista Home Basic - the new entry-level Windows - is so poorly featured that consumers will simply reject it. "The new [Vista] experience you hear of, if you get Basic, you won't feel it at all," said Jim Wong, senior corporate vice president at Acer. "There's no [Aero] graphics, no Media Center, no remote control."
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REM2000
Member since:
2006-07-25

He's suggesting that instead of paying whatever amount for an acer pc with a crippled copy of windows vista, purchase a Mac OS X which has had all of the features of vista since last year and is in no way crippled.

As for the price, sometimes you pay peanuts you get monkeys.

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flange Member since:
2006-10-06

Except for full screen video. My iBook G4 came with Panther and a version of Quicktime which could not play video full screen unless I was willing to fork over another $30 for Quicktime Pro. Don't give Apple a free pass. Unless they've changed in the year and a half since I bought my iBook, they pull some of the same stupid crap Microsoft does.

Apple may have a better OS on the market right now (that's debatable), but don't think for a second that if they eventually find themselves in Microsoft's current position of market domination that they will be any better than MS is today.

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