[LINK] Vista is Expensive
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Feb 1 18:42:08 EST 2007
At 09:08 AM 28/01/2007, Roger Clarke wrote:
>... Cost Analysis of Windows Vista ...
My laptop broke on Wednesday so I was doing the rounds of computer
stores looking for another. The staff were busy shovelling dozens of
new Vista equipped computers onto the shelves. I had to keep saying
"no, I don't particularly want Vista", "no I don't want dual core".
When I asked for a small, low power unit for a little email, I was
offered a 17 inch laptop, big enough to use as a desk, let alone as a
desktop computer replacement.
One small shop was fending off calls from customers anxiously wanting
to know when the could get Vista. The store was recommending
customers not rush into it, but the customers didn't seem to be
listening. They sold me a $30 box which I transferred the hard disk
from my laptop into. This can be plugged into borrowed computers
using USB, until I find a modest unit to buy.
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