[maemo-users] Nokia netbook

From: Mark Haury wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Aug 27 07:53:19 EEST 2009
lakestevensdental wrote:
> Mark wrote:
>> 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?
> You appear to be ignoring the power of numbers.  Nokia's netbook, 
> bundled with Windows will sell far more units with than without.  The 
> larger quantity sold with Windows will allow Nokia to produce sell their 
> netbook for less than otherwise, perhaps more than $25 less.  Besides, 
> having to manage a smallish inventory for a Windowless version would be 
> a hassle (expense) for Nokia and sellers.  So get over the $25 cost of 
> Windows.  If you want an Ubuntu netbook, just install it when you get it.

You're not making any sense whatsoever. It doesn't cost anything for 
them to maintain a small inventory of OS-less machines - all they have 
to do is skip a few steps in manufacturing - and the number of Windows 
machines they sell just makes it that much easier for them to give a 
discount for OS-less machines. After all, you don't actually think 
they're making Windows available at cost, do you?

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