Originally Posted by Kauke
Nothing new here except that most people should have known this when they read it earlier...but Apple counts on no one actually knowing facts.
Originally Posted by Mygaffer
Windows 7 has had double the adoption rate of Vista.
Also Lion is a $30 upgrade. Windows 7 is a lot more expensive. This is just mind share/marketing baloney.
Oh yeah, not to mention Apple has sold WAAAY less copies of Lion than MS has of Windows 7.
Not only that but Win 7 was a new OS entirely. Since then, Apple has had what...2 "upgrades" to their OSX line and charged people for that. The equivalent would be if MS started charging people for service packs. At least when we buy a new OS...it's a bloody new OS and not just a few updates here and there.
Also, what a lot of people forget, when Win 7 was about to be released, anyone who bought a computer within 6 months of it's release date got a free upgrade to Windows 7. Microsoft was also selling Windows 7 for cheap. I don't recall the price off the top of my head though. The free upgrade though isn't just unique to Windows 7. When I bought one of my laptops, I got a free upgrade to Vista when it launched. So in buying my one laptop, I got 2 copies of Windows. Let's see Apple do that...knowing them, you can buy the premium for the Macbook and then pay $30 to get the Update to LION and then they'll probably charge you a $50 convenience fee for being Apple.Edited by KamuiRSX - 10/4/11 at 9:26pm