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Jan 12, 2006, 01:45 (6 Talkback[s])
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"A few weeks ago, I installed some new network equipment for one of my clients. During the upgrade, we decided that some of the PCs in the network were long overdue for replacement. So, I called for some quotes on a bunch of new Pentium IVs, as well as operating systems and software. As most of my clients in Europe have site licenses, I haven't looked at software prices for a while. Ouch.

"This probably won't be as much of a surprise to you as it was to me, but the price of Microsoft Windows XP Pro and Office licenses exceeds the price of a top-of-the-line PC..."

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