On Tue, 2007-08-28 at 22:03 +0200, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-08-28 at 06:38 -0500, Brad Johnson wrote:
> > The OS cost is built into the cost of the computer (just like Dell,
> > hense the "Apple Tax" reference).
> This reference is totally wrong. I tried to shut up and ignore this
> thread, beut you got me ;)
> It is called "Microsoft Tax" because (at least in some places and for
> certain consumer types) it is nearly impossible to buy any personal
> computer without paying for Windows, even if you don't need it.
Then in what meaningful way is this different from saying the cost of
the computer includes Windows?
> In contrast, it is very simple to buy a personal computer without paying
> for MacOS, hence there is no Apple Tax.
Of course, but only because you've framed the statement this way.
Re-frame it like so:
"It is impossible to buy Apple hardware without paying for MacOS, hence,
there is an Apple (sic) tax."
Of course, it should be the "MacOS tax," since the notion is predicated
on buying Apple hardware in the first place.
Michael R. Head <burner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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