[maemo-users] Nokia netbook

From: lakestevensdental lakestevensdental at verizon.net
Date: Wed Aug 26 20:24:31 EEST 2009
> But they _should_ offer it as a purchase option, and let those of us who 
> would rather do without Windows get a better price.
As I understand it, the per unit price for Windows to an OEM is 
something like $25/unit, not the $100+ that end users pay (kind of 
stupid marketing but that's MS for you).  

So the markup for bundling a Windows OS is modest -- probably easily 
offset by improved marketability of a Windows vs Linux netbook for the 
masses.  For those who really want Ubuntu, you can always add a dual 
boot Ubuntu partition on your own.  Typically, most netbooks these days 
have 120 or more Gs of HD space -- plenty for a second OS partition.

Always, Fred C
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