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.