On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 18:43:53 +0100, Hadron wrote:
> Chris Ahlstrom <linonut@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Megabyte belched out
>> this bit o' wisdom:
>>> Terry, I may have to eat my words related to retailing of Linux\XP
>>> Netbooks from our earlier discussion ;-)
>>> Check out the pricing on the Dell.ca site for the Mini 9, is something
>>> fishy here?
>>> All Specs other than those listed below appear to be exactly the same.
>>> Ubuntu Model
>>> 512 MB RAM
>>> 4 GB SSD
>>> XP Model
>>> 1 GB RAM
>>> 8 GB SSD
>>> On Sale for $359
>> Inspiron Mini 9 XP
>> Starting From $469
>> You Save $110
>> I wonder who's subsidizing this "sale" price.
> Yeah, nothing to do with competition and need to sell.
Are you claiming that the XP HOME units aren't selling, so Dell had to
reduce the price by *** $110 *** to that of the Linux powered units ?
What about your troll claims that windows XP HOME netbooks outsell Linux
If we wish to reduce our ignorance, there are people we will
indeed listen to. Trolls are not among those people, as trolls, more or
less by definition, *promote* ignorance.
Kelsey Bjarnason, C.O.L.A. 2008