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Thats steep, TransACT are offering 100 Mb/s down/ 40Mb/s up on a 1 TB cap for $99 AU per month and that is the NBN. Also no installation fee either on 24 month contract.
In canada, we get 14mbps down, 1mbps up and 60gb data for 59$ a month. And we're on the same continent.
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In canada, we get 14mbps down, 1mbps up and 60gb data for 59$ a month. And we're on the same continent.

That's pretty awful.

I currently have 20mb/s down and 1.5mb/s up... unlimited cap for $27/month (12 month contract). I think that's the one good thing about UK technology, internet and phone prices are lower than USA.
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I'm suprised there are no other companies out there (either in Australia or the rest of the world), that can write an OS, word processor, spread sheet, and some graphics utilities. I mean if these companies are charging double in AU, I bet they would have an easy time selling to this huge market and still under cut Apple, Microsoft and Adobe. rolleyes.gif
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I'm suprised there are no other companies out there (either in Australia or the rest of the world), that can write an OS, word processor, spread sheet, and some graphics utilities. I mean if these companies are charging double in AU, I bet they would have an easy time selling to this huge market and still under cut Apple, Microsoft and Adobe. rolleyes.gif


There are plenty that can, Hell i can write most of those apps, The problem is Patents and that i'm currently busy with Legacy of the Dragon.
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There are plenty that can, Hell i can write most of those apps, The problem is Patents and that i'm currently busy with Legacy of the Dragon.

My post was semi-sarcastic, sorry.

There are already a lot of programs out there that can do 90% of what Office and just about all the Adobe products can do out there already ... and for FREE.

If people are whining about how much Microsoft and Adobe are charging, then stop using/buying them. Not only will you save money, but you'll send a message to those companies to lower their prices.

Price is what the market will bear, and as long as Australians keep opening up their wallets and paying these people, they won't change. Whining about it out loud, or even to their government isn't the best way that a free market handles things (or should), vote with you wallets.

The reality is, the people that are paying $4400 for CS6 are COMPANIES, not the home user. Heck, the home user isn't going to even pay the $2600 US price. Odds are, 99% of the people who are whining about this don't have ANY intent of paying EITHER of those prices. MAYBE the company they work for do, but odds are, not them personally.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 3/5/13 at 5:57am
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I suppose all those companies could just stop selling in Australia altogether.
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I suppose all those companies could just stop selling in Australia altogether.

with 22-23 million people in australia and the average house hold having 2.5 computers, thats what lets say 18million *2.5 licenses of windows, Microsoft would lose a signifigant market and as such shoot themselves in the foot if they even pulled that option imo, That still however won't save them from pissing off the Federal fuzz.
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My post was semi-sarcastic, sorry.

There are already a lot of programs out there that can do 90% of what Office and just about all the Adobe products can do out there already ... and for FREE.

If people are whining about how much Microsoft and Adobe are charging, then stop using/buying them. Not only will you save money, but you'll send a message to those companies to lower their prices.

Price is what the market will bear, and as long as Australians keep opening up their wallets and paying these people, they won't change. Whining about it out loud, or even to their government isn't the best way that a free market handles things (or should), vote with you wallets.

The reality is, the people that are paying $4400 for CS6 are COMPANIES, not the home user. Heck, the home user isn't going to even pay the $2600 US price. Odds are, 99% of the people who are whining about this don't have ANY intent of paying EITHER of those prices. MAYBE the company they work for do, but odds are, not them personally.

Back in the real world, none have across the board compatibility (Gimp/bean/OO/LO)

In the 90's we let MS screw us over and they became the office standard now we are dealing with the fall out..

MS is of the 90's is the reason the "free market" doesn't work. The market needs to be tightly controlled to prevent the abuse we say in the 90's with Microsoft.

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