Today, CNet's Ina Fried posted a story entitled "Is Windows getting more expensive?" It's a pretty good read, and pretty well-balanced. Unfortunately, it's extremely light on data. She started to really dig into it, but stopped when she should have kept going. Fortunately, I can change all that.
Well, that's all I needed to get me motivated. I've actually been sitting on a much more thorough investigation of this topic for a little while, but haven't gotten around to wrapping it up. I wanted to put it out at Vista's launch, but ultimately decided not to let it get drowned out in the noise. Since then, I've been so busy that I nearly forgot about it.
So how can I claim it's more thorough? You're just going to have to read it to find out. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. :)
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