At one point in time Apple PCs and IBM PCs( or clones) cost about the same. Then as the cost of techonolgy came down the price of IBM PCs (clones) came down, But Apple keep thier prices high ( and profits) as this trend continued more PC were sold than Apples. Remember this was back in DOS days no windows yet. And if you bought a PC of any kind you had to install the OS and get it work.
Enter Windows for MAC, soon after Windows for the PC. M$ pushed (forced) PC vendors to PRE install Windows on EVERY PC they sold, penalties if they didn't. Keep in mind the cost of PCs still comming down, Apple prices the same.
"I think if Mac's were as cheap as a Windows box that M$ would start loosing market share in a big way"
I will be interesting to keep an eye on the MAC Mini.
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