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The Adjusted Cost of Windows - abates
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Alden Bates
Date: 2003-12-06 22:38
Subject: The Adjusted Cost of Windows
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Is it just me or has LJ been insanely slow the last couple of days. The status page says a global database query is affecting site performance.


Here's an interesting page:

It shows the price of Windows XP in various countries adjusted for average income of people in that country. According to this, the NZ price translates to $1508. Ouch.

Looking at Dick Smiths, I'd have to pay $300 for an *upgrade*. I remember when I bought the upgrade for 98, and it was only $100. This is why if I ever upgrade, I'm more likely to go with Linux.
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User: ringbark
Date: 2003-12-06 12:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, it's been as slow as treacle in Stewart Island in July. (Adapted from a line about Alaska in January.) Making comments has been slowest of all.

Mind you, another person in the Hutt Valley is likely to have the same sort of online experience as you, so maybe I'm not the best person to ask.

I'm enjoying the JFK documentary, which seems to be in contrast to the JFK article in November's Fortean Times, but that's not really a surprise, is it?
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