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An article that covers the fair price of an OS.
11-30-2002, 06:31 AM
Interesting perspective on the topic but I like to look at it a little differently. From an economomist's perspective, an OS is worth what you're willing to pay for it. I'm not willing to pay for WinXP, at least not right now, so it is not worth the price to me. May of you paid for it so it must be worth it to you.
In the end it is worth what your willing to pay, regardless of whether or not you complain. How you vote with your pocketbook is what counts.
11-30-2002, 07:26 AM
I consider an OS like a component upgrade. As it turned out, I didn't have to buy XP (computer educator=free XP Pro), but I was ready to drop <$80 when the time came. If Win2000 wasn't so well done, I would have been willing to pay more for a 32-bit OS.
It would be nice if Intel and MS bundled the 64-bit version of XP with the residential version of the Itanium.
12-01-2002, 12:47 AM
I think that the $5 I paid for XP Pro and the $7.50 I paid for Office XP Pro using my student privileges was quite a fair price. :)
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