By Bill Pytlovany
Windows 7 may come with a Steep Price
So far most of my predictions about Windows 7 have been right on the money. Microsoft has scaled back the number of versions. Computer manufactures confirm theyâ€™ll have Windows7 installed on machines in time for Christmas. Unfortunately, the one thing I may have been wrong about was the price. I expected the price of Windows to come down but I was too optimist. The best thing going for any â€œIâ€™m a PCâ€ campaign is price yet Microsoft seems to think if Apple can gouge customers they can too.
Did anyone tell Microsoft weâ€™re in an economic crisis? Brisk PC sales could really help the economy but if the cost of the OS is over 25% of the total PC price weâ€™re in trouble. Worse yet, the high cost of Windows could impact the single most requested add-on to any purchase which is Microsoft Office.
This post is excerpted with Bill P’s permission from his blog