[aclug-L] Re: Interesting
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* Lars von dem Ast <mrprenzl@xxxxxxxxxx> [2001 Dec 15 20:08 -0600]:
> How does setting up a monopoly in schools remedy a corporate monopoly? Any
> "underpriviledged school" that doesn't use cheap PCs running free software
> needs to be sat down and quietly but firmly repremanded. Now write 1,000
> times: "I will not waste taxpayer money on Microsoft."
I suppose the public misconception about the MS profit margins comes
into play here. I think most people would agree that 10 to 15% profit
is a reasonable return. However, with MS, if I recall correctly, profit
margins have been as high as 75%. So, most people really believe that
MS has about $200 to $225 of overhead in that $250 software package.
The truth it is much less. Couple that with guaranteed preload license
fees and we have ourselves a nice little monopoly game going here.
I could go on, but I'm preaching to the choir.
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