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Fw: Price change



> Michael Jang wrote:
> >
> > Dear Thomas,
> >
> > I'm not saying that it won't happen,
> > I'm describing the behavior of most consumers.
> > That is completely different from the behavior of most GNU / Linuxites.
>
> I'm not speaking of linux users. I was talking about M$ users.
> How much Linux software is on warez sites?
> How many people do you know with "borrowed" copies of
> Windows 98 or Office 2000? What about <pick a current game>?
>
> I remember Doom and Quake being passed around by a few who
> bought it to everyone else they knew. Now people copy the CDs
> since the games won't run with out them, but they pay $1 for
> a CDR blank and get a copy.
>
> That's the behavior of most PC uses I've ever met.
>
> > The original question is the price change. Is that a good thing?
>
> A price increase is never a "Good Thing" in my mind.
> Production costs are increasing. And the market is willing
> to pay more, so it will happen.
>
> > Yes, there are options available which we are all aware of and use. I am
> > suggesting that these options are beyond the means - or the paradigms -
of
> > most consumers.
> >
> > If I were wrong, Linux would be the dominant operating system on the
> > desktop.
>
> That more an issue of the bundled OS with most systems.
> The M$ tax. It was also a problem for OS/2.
> And the chicken-egg problem too. You write apps for the OS
> in use, you pick an OS for the apps. My Atari Jaguar is
> a great game console, but it never got much support,
> so it never sold well, so nobody wrote games for it, so...
>
> Linux is doing much better so far.
>
> -Thomas





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