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Thread: F#$%^&king Microsoft




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    From one of my suppliers latest pricelists

    MicroSoft Office XP Pro $445cdn
    MicroSoft Office XP SB OEM $225cdn
    Corel Office Suite 2002 $26cdn

    need I say more?

    Greedy F#&^%ing Microshaft how can they justify that

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    Well can you code it cheaper?
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    OK - here's Australian dealer pricing:

    Office XP Professional OEM: A$483
    Office XP Small Business Edition OEM: A$375
    Corel Office Suite 2002: A$36

    Similar story here as well it seems :(
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    And then they wonder why people pirate software...
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    Also, despite the current economic woes around the world (with companies bleeding money and going bankrupt) Microsoft continues to deliver record profits..... how about giving the customers something back instead of raping them for the shareholder's benefit? :confused:
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    Yeah some ppl just arn't happy with a reasonable profit and M$ is up there with our Banks here in Australia wanting more than the products/services are worth.

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    they need that money to fund their other ventures.. i.e Xbox which they are losing $200 US per system on... i guess one office xp is worth about the added cost of two xbox's

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    yeah if the spent less time worring about copy protection and just made the product cheaper, more people would buy it.

    what really cheeses me off is that if you buy a PC it must be sold with a MS OS (in australia u have to)

    talk about a monopoly

    If they kept games at the same price as music cd's their sales would go thru the roof

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. C
    Well can you code it cheaper?
    appearantly Corel can....

    the Corel office suite contains components almost identical to the MS Office SB, yet it's 900% cheaper

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    M$ could easily cut those prices in half, sell even more and make even bigger profits but they're really to greedy to do that. :hammer:

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