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dougal



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 08 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Really, you simply couldn't make *this* up, could you?

OP



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 08 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

jema wrote:
It is very annoying, but then Ubuntu costs nothing, whereas Microsoft want silly money if you buy Vista off the shelf.

If you take into account the opportunity cost of your own time then all these things are expensive, regardless of whether it is "free" Ubuntu or Vista. Setting up a PC from scratch always takes time and effort. If your livelihood depends on your computer there's no such thing as a free lunch - or free software. Having said that, I agree Vista is a silly price off the shelf - far better value if you get it bundled with a new PC.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 08 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

orangepippin wrote:
jema wrote:
It is very annoying, but then Ubuntu costs nothing, whereas Microsoft want silly money if you buy Vista off the shelf.

If you take into account the opportunity cost of your own time then all these things are expensive, regardless of whether it is "free" Ubuntu or Vista. Setting up a PC from scratch always takes time and effort. If your livelihood depends on your computer there's no such thing as a free lunch - or free software. Having said that, I agree Vista is a silly price off the shelf - far better value if you get it bundled with a new PC.


Or when bought via OEM through Amazon or Dabs for example.

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