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Microsoft reminds us that Windows is f*cking expensive

http://www.tech-no-media.com

Microsoft has finally released the pricing structure for Windows 7. The good news is that the new version of Windows will be a bit cheaper than the equivalent version of Windows Vista. The bad news is that since I am now used to receiving Ubuntu for free this made me realize that a Windows 7 license is in fact f*cking expensive!

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Created by Erlik 5 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 9 weeks ago
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More “Independent” Studies… Against GNU/Linux

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft is manufacturing ammunition against GNU/Linux and also lowering its prices, blaming/citing "piracy" as the cause

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How Microsoft and Novell Make GNU/Linux More Expensive to Purchase Than Windows

http://boycottnovell.com

Novell’s recent news about China [1, 2, 3] is pretty significant because this shows what tricks Microsoft and Novell hope to make more widespread and prevalent around the world, not just in Asia. It’s a symbolic start that illustrates just why Novell has become dangerous to GNU/Linux adoption (contrary to common belief).

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Is the success of Linux and open software a hardware issue?

http://moneyforjam.blogspot.com

In previous years, if you were spending US$1500 and up on a laptop, the Microsoft tax you were paying didn't seem like such a big deal. XP or Vista was preinstalled, fairly convenient and face it you didn't really have any choice. But as the price of hardware for these small basic machines comes down, (think under US$250 by the end of next year) then software price starts to become a big issue.

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Open Source Is the Big Disruptor

http://www.eweek.com

Gartner declared open-source software the biggest disruptor the software industry has ever seen and postulated it will eventually result in cheaper software and new business models.

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Created by C733tus 6 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 49 weeks ago
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Dell fixes Ubuntu laptop pricing

http://www.desktoplinux.com

Dell Ubuntu Linux buyers were recently outraged when a price comparison between identical Inspiron 1420 laptops showed that instead of the Ubuntu system being cheaper, it actually ended up costing $225 more than the same laptop with Vista Home Basic Edition.

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