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Probably to test the market like young Skywalker stated.
I tell you though that even if M$ software cheaper than in Malaysia I still cannot justify the price tag.
Now in fairness and not to sound to bitchy, XP Pro is not to bad. It seems pretty stable. I would not spend over $100 for it, which is what I paid by using ebay. But not a penny more. I am much happier paying for Mandy $70 twice a year than pay once for Winblows.
For their other products like Office and such, I use alternatives that may or may not be free, but they are always easier on my purse than M$ products. I dont mind paying a good price for good software though, but that is me.
Distribution: Emacs and linux is its device driver(Slackware,redhat)
i just dont understand one think do you use linux just because its free if so you can get any windows software for free warez etc. peoble seem to use linux just because its free i think there are lots of other things to use linux.
I use Linux because it's something different then the old Windows that everyone uses and only a "select few" use Linux. XP is a good OS but it's to overpriced the same is true for Office and the other MS software. I personally like Open Office but since everyone I know uses MS I have to use both (atleast it was a bundle of MS crap with this PC & I didn't have to buy it seperately)
I don't think their (M$) marketing scheme will be to effective until they can stop the pirates but those who love Linux will stay true to Linux.