Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 11:56 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this month, news got out that the European Commission is charging Microsoft with unlawful competition regarding its bundling of the Internet Explorer web bowser with Windows. At the time, information was scarce, but thanks to Microsoft's quarterly filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. we now have a little more insight into what the EU might force Microsoft to do.
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RE[2]: Comment by bile
by smashIt on Mon 26th Jan 2009 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by bile"
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

XP sp3 $ 125
Vi$ta home $ 225
Vi$ta Business $ 350
Office 2007 $ 625
Antivirus $ 125
These are the actual prices here in Europe !


no they aren't, they are retailprices that are not compareable with oem-prices
xp comes in at around 30$ for oems
office 2007 starts at 67€ as retail
and there is a lot of free software for windows (including antivirus and office)

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RE[3]: Comment by bile
by raver31 on Tue 27th Jan 2009 10:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by bile"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

I am an OEM and XP is $95 here in the UK.

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RE[4]: Comment by bile
by lemur2 on Tue 27th Jan 2009 11:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by bile"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I am an OEM and XP is $95 here in the UK.


Are you able to get XP for that same price from Microsoft if your were to advertise and ship two products with the exact same hardware, one with XP pre-installed and one with Ubuntu pre-installed, with a $95 difference in the price tag?

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RE[4]: Comment by bile
by smashIt on Tue 27th Jan 2009 18:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by bile"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

I am an OEM and XP is $95 here in the UK.


i'm talking about oem-editions where ms only sends you the license-sticker, no cd, no manual

or do you realy believe that a asus pays 95$ for windows on a 300$ eee?

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