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Re: How to avoid the Apple tax?

Subject: Re: How to avoid the Apple tax?
From: Brad Johnson
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 20:24:57 -0500
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.
> In contrast, it is very simple to buy a personal computer without paying
> for MacOS, hence there is no Apple Tax.

There is more than enough precedent on Google alone for using the phrase
"Windows Tax" in this manner. The phrase "Apple Tax" as the thread
originator used it, is just turnabout on that usage when trying to buy
an Apple Computer.


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