Robert Pogson

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Is Australia the Most Expensive Place to Buy That Other OS?

  • Mar 31 / 2011
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Is Australia the Most Expensive Place to Buy That Other OS?

A comment on Groklaw alerted me to the fact that M$ raised prices in Australia when Australia’s currency was low but has not dropped prices now that the currency is on par with US$. The current price of “7″ Ultimate is Australian $469 (US$484) while in the USA is is US$320. Chuckle. I guess M$ assumes Australia is locked-in or M$ has given up on keeping share.

Australians! GNU/Linux costs the price of a download and a bit of your time. Save money and increase performance by using GNU/Linux.

3 Comments

  1. Robert Pogson

    How do the “choose” M$ when it’s the only choice available and they need a PC? One chooses to eat onions if that’s the only food available, I suppose. I choose to eat onions and I have a variety of food in my kitchen. Why cannot people have variety on the retail shelves?

  2. John Bilderback

    “Why not vote with your wallet and force them to compete like everyone does!”

    They are. They’re voting with their wallets. People always do and they choose Microsoft Windows due to it’s superior desktop features and broad list of applications that increase productivity. Unfortunately FOSS offers nothing anywhere near useable.

  3. Bender

    Why not spend money on more powerful hardware than on something that will be be out of favor with product version N + 1 ? Why not vote with your wallet and force them to compete like everyone does!

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