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Re: [opensuse] Can you say ripoff - OT
  • From: Tony Alfrey <tonyalfrey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 16:34:05 -0800
  • Message-id: <45A2E2FD.5080100@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
E. Hoon Shim wrote:
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I'm a firm believe that Microsoft is in a perpetual loop, they raise
prices to make up for all of the piracy and/or all the work they put
into the product to prevent piracy. The high price makes piracy even
more attractive and increases their efforts.

Still don't quite understand why more home users haven't made the migration.

Because home users
a) work with what they have to deal with at the office, which inevitably implements the latest M$ toxicity,
b) buy computers with M$ installed and
c) need to communicate with other M$ toxicity and don't understand the difference between an application and an operating system.

My puzzlement is why the home user buys a cheap box, yet pays for the hassle and expense of M$ upgrades, yet doesn't buy a Mac up-front, which IMHO is a near-perfect unix platform, at least as far as the user interface is concerned.

IMHO if corporate environments can be released from the M$ addiction, the problem is solved. We may see the lead being taken in Europe and China.

Tony Alfrey
"I'd Rather Be Sailing"
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