Originally Posted by farlex85
I never implied that logic on the current pricing should carry analogously to past instances, not sure where you got that.
Sorry, that's left over from the past replies where people are saying Mac is cheaper. I still believe that XP was updated equally over its course as to what Mac OSX has been. I feel the same for Vista. Alot of usability has been added to these two OSes, alot more than I think you guys are giving it credit for. I feel its not getting that credit as Windows updates itself constantly, and then does a cumalitive to make it easier for re installation of the operating system. When I do a fresh install of XP, then take it up to SP3 I can tell hands down the differences. XP vanilla handles like a pig. Vista, I found was a huge jump over XP. While I had to tweak it a fair deal before SP1 came out and did all that for me (remember it was released in increments so yes, it gradually got better) I still notice without a shadow of a doubt how slow XP is comparatively. Especially when it comes to some tasks I do a fair amount of, like networking.
This ties into my overall view of this thread, with people whining about how much the OS is going to cost them. You buy it, and it lasts you for 3-5 years. If you get it OEM like I do, you pay roughly 40 - 45 a year. Comparing it to the Mac's who get updated roughly every year and a bit, its not a huge price difference. Especially when it comes to having paid the Mac hardware tax.