C|Net reviews of OSX and Vista on 1st November
Lets look at the "Technical Support" prices, I think they are applicable in US.
OSX - 90 days free, then $49 per incident
Vista - 90 days free, then $59 per incident
Ubuntu - $250 + Taxes(no idea how much) per Year, for 9x5 support (9 hours a day, 5 days a week)
24x7 support for Ubuntu costs $900 + Taxes per Year, but I think it's not worth that much.
I'll just say three things, apparently few people in my friends and family love Vista!
- I have helped someone to find out reason for frequent reboots of a laptop, apparently she thought it was cuz of virus in OS, but it was a hardware problem in the end.
- I have helped tons of people on how to install Windows(sadly).
- I got a "few" people to shift to Ubuntu, even though I was using XP back then ;-)
OS costs ( from the same review)
OSX - $129 single user license
Vista ( I think OEM prices are lower, but you better check them yourself)
- $99 Basic
- $159 Premium
- $199 Business
- $259 Ultimate