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.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Is Australia the Most Expensive Place to Buy That Other OS?

  1. 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 says:

    “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 says:

    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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