Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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RE: Currency conversion
by Bobthearch on Tue 26th May 2009 01:02 UTC in reply to "Currency conversion"
Bobthearch
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2006-01-27

It's my understanding that people in Hungary earn significantly ~less~ than people in America, comparing salaries for various jobs in US dollars.

http://www.worldsalaries.org/hungary.shtml

For example, (US dollars, monthly net pay, 2005 data) a miner in Hungary earns $516 and a miner in the USA earns $2694.

So if you're suggesting that Apple charges according to what people earn, Mac computers should cost less in Hungary than in the US.

I understand perfectly well why a Mac in Hungary isn't priced less than in the USA. But charging a premium that's the equivalent of a month's salary is ridiculous.

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