diTii.com Digital News Hub

Sign up with your email address to be the first to know about latest news and more.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp (more information)


How much Netbook impact on Microsoft’s Windows 7 sales?

During a Q&A session with Microsoft’s Chris Liddell at Citi Annual Global Technology Conference, netbook question arose again. Liddell didn’t share how much Microsoft’s planning to charge PC for Windows 7 Starter or Windows 7 Home Premium, on low-end netbooks. (Microsoft charges about $15 per copy for XP on netbooks.) “Liddell reiterated Microsoft’s claim that 92% to 93% of netbooks’re now going out with Windows XP, not Linux. While Microsoft charges multiple hundreds of dollars for a new copy of Windows, Liddell said the actual cost’s $15. Here’s how he calculated: The average selling price for Windows (when figured across all versions) is $60 per copy, he said. The average user sticks with a particular version of Windows for four years. So the cost of Windows isn’t really $249 or even $99. It’s $60 divided by four, or $15 for a “one year experience.” And if you compare $15 to the cost of having to learn a new OS or port your apps to a new platform, Windows looks downright cheap,” Liddell said.

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Get Latest News

Subscribe to Digital News Hub

Get our daily newsletter about the latest news in the industry.
First Name
Last Name
Email address
Secure and Spam free...