Originally Posted by esp42089
In fact most software, outside the gaming world, costs well above 120 bucks. Office, CAD Suites, Adobe Suites, etc. I do not believe they will effect their sales much by running the price up.
cost serious money. Operating systems (OSX: $19.99
, Linux: Free) however, have become very cheap (untill the MS price hike). I understand that in the case of Linux the liscensing agreement prevent distros from charging, and that Apple makes the money off of the hardware sales and other pruchases (read: iTunes). MS needs to take the position of Linux and sell the addon software (VM stuff, business management, etc...) to make a profit, but sell the OS for pennies. They can try the Apple route, and have to an extent with the Xbox and Surface tablets, but I don't see them having the same level of success with the desktop/laptop market.