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What Price Cool? Mac vs. PC

Apr 14, 2009, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John C. Dvorak)

"I'm about to jump on the bandwagon of bashers who took a look at the Microsoft-sponsored report "What Price Cool?" You can read it for yourself if you're looking for a good laugh. And if you want a great tear-down of the details, read the Register story "What Price Nonsense?" I'm more interested in the fact that Microsoft is wasting resources on this sort of report. What audience is it aimed at? What is the point?

"Let me summarize for you if you cannot stand reading such creations: There are two major platforms: Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows. The Apple Macintosh generally costs more than a PC. End of report. This is not particularly earth-shattering news. Linux is never mentioned, of course, and some might argue that this report is a smokescreen to keep people from looking at the third alternative. And since this report emphasizes both short- and long-term costs and expenses, Linux is actually the elephant (or the jaunty jackalope) in the room."

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