windows bashers - blah blah fishpaste
It doesn't matter how much us computer geeks rant about windows, the fact is, consumers DO actually want to run it. Whether that's because it's been shoved down thier throats and they no nothing else, is a moot point.
Windows works. It has massive amounts of support, software, hardware drivers and dominates the desktop.
The question should be, why wouldn't a consumer want to shell out an extra £100 for an operating system that delivers exactly what they want.
Most people don't want to meddle with the OS on thier gadgets, they just want to use something which works. Last time I checked, windows worked just fine.
In fact, the 8 year old plus windows desktop is *still* streets ahead of desktop linux in many ways.
Geeks, many of you just don't get it - the world plus dog doesn't give a fig about the inner workings of hardware and software. They just want to post a video to You Tube, write a document, send a photo, make facebook posts or work on the move.
Yes, I know, the reason you are moaning is because there is no cheaper option for those who don't want windows. The sad fact is, the geek is vastly outnumbered by your average computer user. Acer obviously does market research and therefore it's obvious why they've made this decision to go with "windows tax"