Windows 8 has become quite the topic of conversation these past few months—and for good reason. Redmond seems to have really polished up the infamous OS to release the historically un-intuitive bindings and create something truly unique and fresh. I for one support Microsoft because it creates diversity and competition for my long-time favorite Mac OS X.
You can choose not to like Windows. I won't judge you nor will I blame you, because I feel Microsoft still has a long way to come before I'll be persuaded to jump ship; however, I was infuriated by a comment I saw on YouTube today. One that a shocking 146 people liked.
Are you even being serious right now? Okay, let's stop drinking the idiot flavored Kool-Aid and think for just one second. Microsoft is not a hardware company. Apple is. It makes sense for Microsoft to charge substantially more than Apple because that's how they turn a profit. When you walk out of the Apple Store with your new MacBook Air in the ornate white bag, Apple has already turned a strikingly large profit off of you, whereas Microsoft has to charge a garganutan price on the OS to even turn a svelte profit. In essence, Apple is subsidizing your OS upgrades because you already paid 150% markup on computer hardware. All Microsoft gains from your PC purchase is a single, bulk-priced OS license. Therefore, come update season, Apple only charges $30 because they made $600+ off of you when you bought your computer, but Microsoft made less than $80.
Get it, people? Ugh.