Come and get your Vista
BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) has more than halved the retail price of its Vista home basic computer operating software package in China to 499 yuan ($66) from 1,521 yuan, and the price of its premium package to 899 yuan from 1,802 yuan, effective from August 1.Am I reading this correctly? Microsoft cut prices because of demand. I was taught that If demand is high and supply low, prices go up. If Supply is high and demand low, prices go down. Microsoft sold 60 million copies of Vista but if I'm reading this news right- The Chinese are not buying the Vista? Feel free to tell me if I'm wrong
The price cut was made to meet market demand for the operating system, the company said in a statement.
Microsoft had sold 60 million Windows Vista licenses globally by the end of June, including 20 million copies sold since mid-May, the company said last month.
The latest version of its dominant Windows operating system was released on January 30.
Bottom line- Modern day China still applies the wisdom of Confucius when it comes to computer operating systems. Who wants that Vista piece of dung, right?
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