Since Dell started selling their PC's preloaded with Ubuntu Linux, it has become quite apparent that Windows certianlly costs more. Take for example an Inspirion 1420 loaded with the lastest release of Ubuntu, costing a meer $774 bucks US. Take the same hardware with Windows loaded onto it and pay $824 bucks US. Certainnly, Linux is free and that difference in pricing can be attributed to such. But does that mean that Dell buys volume lisence keys of XP and Vista for just $50 bucks a pop?
Yeah, it's nice to see Dell paying some attention to the Linux community, though the small $50 dollar price hike for a rig that can run games and other third party apps is nice. Dual boot any one? Hmm, may be a cheap way to get a copy of Windows, providing you buy the PC too.