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[OT] PC Bundling at Best Buy

A friend of mine who owns a small diner in South Boston went to Best Buy =

to check on notebook prices, and they told him that he would have to buy =

not only the notebook, but pay an additional $300 for the software.=20
Since he is not computer literate, I want to see what is happening with=20
bundling Windows with PCs these days. I'm seeing notebooks currently in=20
the $300-$400 range with either Windows XP Home Edition or Windows Vista =

Home Edition, and a few with Linux. I'm wondering if the extra $300=20
might be for Windows Vista Ultimate and/or Microsoft Office.

He really does not have a lot of money to spend because he spent a lot=20
of money renovating his restaurant on the Cape, and the one on Southie=20
was closed for a few months this summer because of a broken A/C.=20

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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