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Thanks for the $3700, Linux

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I have a fun question for Linux users today: What will you do with your US$3700?

That’s the money you won’t have to pay to Microsoft, over the course of your lifetime, to use your computer.

That number might sound a bit random, but there is a vague resemblance of math behind it.

Amazon.com has current (with the stress on “current”) prices for most every Windows product back to 95. I draw the line there, although you could pull in prices from 3.x or 2 or even Windows 1, if you want.

With the average of everything up to and including Windows 7 reaching about US$112, that seems like a safe number to suggest for the versions of Windows that don’t exist yet.

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