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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Mac OS X refund

From: Jon Grant
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Mac OS X refund
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 22:36:36 +0000

Hi Ian, Thanks for the reply.

> Since around 30-40% of M$'s profitability is selling Windows, if the
> price falls from £70 an OEM to £3 its going to have a very significant
> effect. Initially, paradoxically more people might actually get legal so
> difficult to be sure what the effect would be overall. Also EEEPC is
> only the first. We will be selling the ink-media Ubuntu based machine
> that is the same price but with a bigger 10" screen. Once there is an
> obvious market, watch Dell, Lenovo and everyone dive in. All these will
> also come with OpenOffice.org so that is another 40% of M$'s
> profitability under threat especially if their OOXML ISO bid fails.

good points.

OpenOffice takes 25 secs to load on my Dell Inspiron 1300 with 512MB
ram (unless I close Firefox when its only slightly quicker).. I think
OO is pretty bloatware and that AutoCorrect style "clippy" thing is

Is your shop with the ink-media and EEE online somewhere?

Cheers, Jon

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