[maemo-users] Nokia netbook

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Wed Aug 26 23:12:21 EEST 2009
On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 11:24 AM,
lakestevensdental<lakestevensdental at verizon.net> wrote:
>> 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

But $25 is nothing to sneeze at. I would still rather pay $25 less and
install kubuntu on the entire drive than pay $25 more and end up with
dual-boot. Either way, it's still Linux I'll be using, so why should I
have to pay extra for something I neither want nor need?

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