Bundolo bundling! - Linux

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  1. Bundolo bundling!

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    But Windows only constitutes a mere 10% of the price of a PC, right?

    Incorrect. In markets for lower-priced hardware, the cost of even the
    OEM (ie, cheaper) version Windows has reached 35% of the price of a
    new computer. What's more, each year, this percentage increase. 10
    years ago, the operating system was only 5% of the price of the PC.
    When additional software, in fact the bare essentials for running a
    functional desktop are shipped with Windows, this figure for bundled
    software reaches to over 50% of the total cost of a new PC, as
    evidenced by the Acer court case.

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  2. Re: Bundolo bundling!

    ____/ Linonut on Saturday 06 October 2007 03:47 : \____

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    http://www.cybersource.com.au/users/...are_wrong.html
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    > But Windows only constitutes a mere 10% of the price of a PC, right?
    >
    > Incorrect. In markets for lower-priced hardware, the cost of even the
    > OEM (ie, cheaper) version Windows has reached 35% of the price of a
    > new computer. What's more, each year, this percentage increase. 10
    > years ago, the operating system was only 5% of the price of the PC.
    > When additional software, in fact the bare essentials for running a
    > functional desktop are shipped with Windows, this figure for bundled
    > software reaches to over 50% of the total cost of a new PC, as
    > evidenced by the Acer court case.


    Vista got more expensive despite the fact that it's a downgrade. Microsoft must
    move to subscription-based software and it already experiments with the
    paradigm (in Africa and Asia), which is not as profitable and leaves them
    behind (consider, e.g. Zoho, Google Apps).

    The software market must evolve to align better with the production of hardware
    and development of network infrastructure/software (Web-based software was
    impractical 10 years ago because of speed and browser technology).

    Microsoft is a dinosaur waiting to become extinct unless it changes. It
    recently admitted this [1]. It tries to evolve now, but can it catch up
    without breaking antitrust laws (which it already does break by leveraging a
    desktop monopoly and making hostile takeovers by proxy, predatory deals, etc)?
    It is already resorting to bribery and other forms of fraud, as illustrated in
    the OOXML fiasco. There's also patent extortion and other corruption.

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    [1] http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6195764.html

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