Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recessionary cost savings: Linux < Windows < Mac

Steve Ballmer argued that it’s foolish to pay extra for a Mac in a recession. Then open source partisan Matt Asay argues that the same could be said about paying extra for a Windoze license on your $400 netbook.

As Asay concluded:

Why pay a few hundred dollars for Windows on a device that costs only a few hundred dollars and drops all the time? The economics of the recession may help Microsoft against Apple, but they're no help against Linux-based Netbooks.

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