Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2006 11:27 UTC
Linspire Linspire has started another attempt at selling computers pre-installed with their operating system - this time by teaming up with Mirus - called the Koobox. Ars looks at the situation: "At this point it is hard to assess the potential of the Koobox systems. If it succeeds, the product could help legitimize desktop Linux and bring it further into the mainstream. Regardless of how many get sold, the availability of yet another budget Linux PC illuminates the growing popularity of the Linux platform, and contributes to the perception that Linux is applicable to desktop computing."
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RE: Windows is apparently free.
by raver31 on Mon 9th Jan 2006 20:53 UTC in reply to "Windows is apparently free."
raver31
Member since:
2005-07-06

Nope, it is still a valid theory. You might indeed be able to get Windows XP pre-installed on a PC for less money, but to pay above the odds for something out of the ordinary is what manufacturers have been doing to us for years.

You don't want a radio/cassette in the ar ? You want a CD player instead ? No problem, it will be 300 extra.

Same thing, different product !

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Googlesaurus Member since:
2005-10-19

"Nope, it is still a valid theory. You might indeed be able to get Windows XP pre-installed on a PC for less money, but to pay above the odds for something out of the ordinary is what manufacturers have been doing to us for years."

So take your best shot at explaining why this system is overpriced for what they are selling....... Makes no sense to me.

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raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

best shot at explaining ?
no need.
people always pay more for a product if they think it is a "special edition", "limited edition", "rare", "hand-built"
basically, people, will pay for something that makes them different than the rest

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