Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 22:26 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
Windows Windows Vista has been out and about for a while now, and it has already been updated with a service pack, with a second service pack on its way. Vista's successor, Windows 7, is also getting closer and closer to release, but despite all that, Windows XP is still going strong, and demand for the operating system remains high. Because of that, Microsoft has yet again extended Windows XP's lifetime for OEMs and resellers.
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by sbergman27 on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 00:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

The only reason Apple can offer OS X as cheap as they do is because they make money off of Mac sales.

This message brought to you (in living color) from the surreal parallel universe in which OS X is inexpensive.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by darknexus on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 00:45 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

OS X is, in and of itself, inexpensive at $129 USD as compared to Microsoft's pricing. I never said it was the cheapest os around, and I never said Macs were cheap. I was making a comparative point. No reason to get nasty.

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by cyclops on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 00:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

You should look at pricing worldwide, Vista Ultimate costs more than 2 computers where I live...and Linux+openoffice is well cheaper. Thats why I now spend all my money on hardware on an OS that does not restrict me from doing so.

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by sbergman27 on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 01:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I was making a comparative point. No reason to get nasty.

No nasty here. It's just that hearing people compare Windows and OS X prices always sounds to me like a price comparison of different kinds of caviar.

I'm more interested in spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, corn, bell peppers, mushrooms, and carrots. I sometimes discuss the price of asparagus, though.

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by graigsmith on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 17:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
graigsmith Member since:
2006-04-05

if you don't look at the price of entry. that's true. but look at the price they tack on to the hardware. and it's really for the most part just stock pc hardware, that's been designed by apple. < you just pay a ton more for the design.

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