Originally Posted by andrews2547
Does anyone know why the a copy of Windows 7 ultimate cost Â£229.99 GBP and Mac OS X 10.6 cost Â£26.00 its ridiculous, you might say it cost that much more because Apple make hardware but so does Microsoft they make the Xbox 360 and Wikipedia say its the 9th best selling games console of all time at 50 million units and you have to buy Xbox live membership to play online which most people do and they also have windows mobile OS, so its not like MS is short on money to force the price of Windows 7 to be almost 10 times as much as Mac OS X 10.6 and i also know that the cheapest apple computer/laptop (not ipad, ipod or iphone) cost Â£612 GBP (Mac Mini) and Windows has got 100,000s of viruses and Mac has got less than 50 (i think) and they not very common. Don't forget Linux as well the only price you have to pay for that is you have to wait a few weeks for it to come in the post and thats also got hardly any viruses lol and i got a Macbook 2 weeks ago and i can say that I'm not getting any Microsoft products anymore, my sisters laptops hardware is two times better than on my Macbook and my Macbook is about 4 times faster at doing things than my sisters Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit laptop.
actually it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this one out:
xbox 360 is not a computer, so i don't even understand why that is included in your argument.
have you ever seen a mac mini? if you did, you would know how already foolish your argument is...
if you take into account how much mac's cost compared to the hardware they use, and built a pc based on it (including windows), you'd more than likely come up with about a $2000 to $3000 price difference.
so what is ridiculous, spending $300 dollars on a full blown retail OS and cheaper parts/computers, or spending $2000 to $3000 more on the hardware, to get a $30 dollar OS?
i think the vote has been in now for almost 25 years...
and you can't complete the holy OS trinity without including linux in the discussion and its "free" cost.
my recommendation to you, is to fully understand what you are saying and do a bit more research than a hair brain idea that you come up with on a whim without doing any real research or putting in any major thought process, but then again if you were rational and thought things out, you wouldn't have bought a a mac.