Cracks seen in Microsoft pricing

Cracks seen in Microsoft pricing | CNET

“But that changed in Thailand this summer when Microsoft decided to offer Thai language versions of Windows XP Home and Office Standard Edition for a mere $40. The special deal is part of a low-cost PC program run by Thailand’s Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) ministry. When the program began earlier this year, the Thai government was only offering the computers with the open-source Linux operating system. ”

“Wiggins predicts that by the middle of next year, Microsoft prices in developing countries could be halved. “Some markets may even see adjustments as early as year-end 2003,” he said.”

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