[kwlug-disc] Linux tax
shane.msg at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 14:53:52 EDT 2010
Most people don't consider add-on costs. First perceptions are extremely difficult to override. Too much thinking involved. Why do you think things are priced at $3.99 and not $4.00? Why do you think there is such emphasis placed on making a good *first* impression?
Marketing can be, and usually is, sleazy and can tarnish anything and make it very difficult for an honest person to do business honestly.
Just try to get a clean computer, no operating system. I haven't found such a source and I've been looking for over two years.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
From: Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 10:40:48
To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Linux tax
What is amazing is how they take advantage of people that does not know.
If you add the "extras" to make that computer comfortable:
29 Dual Boot
15 512 MB
25 80 GB
For almost that price you can get a refurbished laptop with Windows 7, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, DVD-RW, WiFi, Athlon 64.
Even in Futureshop you can get better deals for more current stuff.
Software, Hardware and Practices
An eclectic collection of random thoughts
--- On Tue, 6/8/10, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] Linux tax
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Received: Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 3:20 AM
> It finally happened:
> Scroll down a bit until you get to the "Operating System"
> Note the difference between getting a system with WinXP Pro
> getting an "Ubuntu Linux Desktop".
> - Paul
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