Time for some Vista luuurve.
22 years of inflation has made Windows Vista cheaper than previous versions of Windows.
So Is Vista Really Cheaper?
Based on the evidence presented, I've shown conclusively that Windows Vista is the most inexpensive operating system they've released to date. After almost 10 years of steep price increases, the MSRP of Windows has been flat for more than a decade, with the cost after inflation steadily decreasing since then. One would expect that the cost of Windows would rise with inflation, but I have shown that simply isn't the case. And while newspapers are quick to trump the (so far) subdued public excitement for the Windows Vista launch compared to Windows 95, purchasing that OS in today's dollars is a VERY tall order.
Had to smile at the guy who put this together :
"I'm just an online pundit who's barely old enough to legally buy alcohol"
just shows you who is running the tech blogs nowadays. You just need to read digg for a while to see the average age is, um , low.