December 6th, 2003

tetrap

The Adjusted Cost of Windows

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.

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Here's an interesting page:
http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue8_12/ghosh/index.html

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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