On Mar 22, 5:13 am, "Ezekiel" <th...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> "Gordon" <gbpli...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > Ezekiel wrote:
> >> Idiot. Ballmer wasn't talking about Linux. He was talking about Apple
> >> laptops you stupid freetard.
> > Reading skills need sharpening up Ezekiel? Might that be so many years in
> > the shadow of Microsoft?
> So what? This has nothing to do with the story/quote that the Schestowitz
> idiot provided. His quote that I replied to was a speech that Ballmer made
> in reference to Apple products - it had absolutely zero to do with what the
> subject line claims.
Here is the quote in Roy's posting:
"The economy is helpful. Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this
environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a
logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the
average person than it used to be."
The real article is here:
This is what I get out of the article ... Ballmer acknowledges that
there is a substantial market for Windows workalikes. He ignores the
need to spend money beyond the initial purchase of a computer to make
it worth having (see below). Did he forget about Total Cost of
Why pay extra for Apple's logo when you can get a Microsoft workalike
cheaper? Let's keep going with this thought ... why pay extra for a
Microsoft logo when you can get a Linux workalike cheaper?
I like comment number 2.
"However... with Windows, you will also have to buy antivirus,
antispam, antispyware, etc etc. Tack on an extra $500-$1000 to secure
When people buy a Mac, they are making an investment for the longterm.
Windows OS is not an investment. It's a box that people accept will
crash and die. They have accepted it is crap.
I laugh at them in Warcraft when they talk about lag or how they had
to log off because their system crashed. I don't have that happen
anymore. I made an investment and it has paid off in full."