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Microsoft Cuts Windows 8.1 Price by 70% to Counter Google

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    How many of you guys are running computers that cost less than $250? I'm certainly not and that the requirement for OEM's to get this cheaper price.
    It is targetted at the Chromebooks and some of them cost under $250. And the PCs are getting there too - at least the very basic ones.

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Nothing new or unique with that. In this country, the most expensive in the world, work is farmed out to cheap labour countries. Several large concerns have even migrated there main workplaces to the same. - Still charge us the same though!
    They are not outsourcing to save you money. They are outsourcing to line their pockets.
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by Lievre View Post
    No real question here is: how many of you are running legit Windows?

    Mine (windows 8.1) is.

    Lievre
    Totally legit, 3 copies of Widows 8, I even have 5 copies of Windows 7 I bought (thinking it wouldn't be unavailable). Everything I use is, and I bet you will probably find that 99% of everyone on these forums are legit too.
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    I wonder... will we ultimately see the $1 laptops\tablets with contracts, signing up for some years of windows, one drive, office etc.
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Nothing new or unique with that. In this country, the most expensive in the world, work is farmed out to cheap labour countries. Several large concerns have even migrated there main workplaces to the same. - Still charge us the same though!
    Don't say that when our (conservative) Government politicians are in earshot.

    They are current ranting about uncontrolled wages growth.
    No doubt it is a prelude to an all-out attack on wages and conditions.

    However, the official Government statistic show that wages growth is at the lowest level ever recorded.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lievre View Post
    No real question here is: how many of you are running legit Windows?
    People are pirating W8/8.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    They are not outsourcing to save you money. They are outsourcing to line their pockets.
    Exactly.
    Don't forget "outsourcing to dodge tax" too.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    I wonder... will we ultimately see the $1 laptops\tablets with contracts, signing up for some years of windows, one drive, office etc.
    Indubitably.
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lievre View Post
    No real question here is: how many of you are running legit Windows?

    Mine (windows 8.1) is.

    Lievre
    Totally legit, 3 copies of Widows 8, I even have 5 copies of Windows 7 I bought (thinking it wouldn't be unavailable). Everything I use is, and I bet you will probably find that 99% of everyone on these forums are legit too.
    DOS 6.22/Win 3.1; WfW 3.11; Win 95A: Win 95C; Win NT4; Win 98SE; Win ME; XP (Home and Pro); Vista; Win 7; Win 8; Win 8.1.

    Most are running (in V-Box or as stand-alone installs), and all are legal.


    Wenda.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Nothing new or unique with that. In this country, the most expensive in the world, work is farmed out to cheap labour countries. Several large concerns have even migrated there main workplaces to the same. - Still charge us the same though!
    They are not outsourcing to save you money. They are outsourcing to line their pockets.
    That was as I implied.

    "Exactly. Don't forget "outsourcing to dodge tax" too."

    Naturally. As I said, apart from my domicile being the most expensive country in the world, this is also singularly, the highest taxed. Naturally, if the company moves its operation, for whatever reasons, the lower taxes will improve profits.

    But it is increasingly boring, on forums, to read barbed criticism of only Microsoft for this practice. Companies, and in particular their shareholders, in order to thrive, wish to see profits. The bigger the profits, the happier the shareholders. The worst case scenario, if a company does not fulfil that obligation, is bankruptcy.
    In fact, if you take into consideration the natural devaluation of currency, in particular over the last one or two depressed years, you will find that most Computer products, including those of Microsoft, are quite a bit cheaper today.
    But, before the inevitable response, I must quickly point out that I am NOT a Microsoft fanboy. But I am eternally grateful to the man who brought an interest, working occupation, and hobby to my life, starting about 30 years ago!
    Last edited by davehc; 24 Feb 2014 at 13:03.
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  8. #28


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    Love it! When people are passionate about something they believe it.

    Lievre
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by Lievre View Post
    Love it! When people are passionate about something they believe it.

    Lievre
    ?? Was that for me? Who is passionate. What do I believe in? Amplify?
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  10. #30


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    apart from being the most expensive country in the world
    Granted the UK did get expensive. But try Norway for example. Switzerland is another high price country.

    In the 60s we used to fly to London for shopping because it was so cheap. I remember buying bathroom hardware at Harrods. And even with a stay at the Churchill hotel, we saved money compared to the prices in Germany. But that has certainly changed.
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