Why Is Windows So Expensive?

While Windows 7 prices were revealed back on July 25th, users are apparently beginning to question the pricing structure Microsoft has provided.

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Today’s question: Why is Windows OS so expensive? While Windows 7 prices were revealed back on July 25th, users are apparently beginning to question the pricing structure Microsoft has provided. The full retail price of Windows 7 Home Premium is $199, while this scales up to $319 for the Windows 7 ultimate version. For the standard consumer, the issue is that there is very little to compare these prices to. The cost of an Apple OS is considerably less, typically running around $150. Note: Apple OS including a suite of productivity and play software. The open source alternative is roundly free, with ubuntu packages available on most netbooks and as an option from providers like Dell. So how can Microsoft Inc. justify a price of $319 for it’s latest OS Windows 7 ultimate version? I think that it’s worth to buy Windows 7 Home Premium and what do you think about it?

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