"Er, you said the 360 elite with 2 games sells for $600, even GAME sells it for $450, and you say they're over-expensive, meaning it's likely cheaper elsewhere, so you're a liar however way you try and spin it. Well, unless you act like a total nutjob and try and claim that GAME are only more expensive for the PS3 and cheaper for the XBox, but even then your $600 claim is a lie."
This is the prices at /my/ local store, however many times I mentioned it.
"What are you on about? They made $15 billion net profit over the year, that chart demonstrates operating income- i.e. income before costs were subtracted, which is what net profits are. The graph is against time, and so you must add up the amount earned at each discrete point to get the operating income for the year, then subtract costs to get profit. In other words, the $15bn is not the value that can be calculated anywhere from that graph. Regarding your office theory, well, it's nonsensical because you seem to be suggesting that Windows is always sold OEM and Office is always sold retail."
On 99% of laptops, it comes with an Office trial. So, you go and buy it. From where? A retail store.
"This is stupid, the percentage of retail office sales are tiny, it's bought by large customers under volume licensing at around $50 AUS a seat. $4000 for Windows Server? Another lie I see, no, really, under volume licensing and such again it's around $900 max, I'm not sure you can pay even $4000 retail unless you're seeking to get ripped off."
My pricing was a little wrong there; we can get for about $1000, and then by the time you add Exchange and etc, etc, it ends up about $4000 of MS software for the server.
"Of course, all that even assume you bought an OS-less server and ignores all the shops that run Linux servers- I just checked Dell, it's $750 AUS when bought with the server, hardly close to your $4000 lie. Why are you buying terminal service client licenses, whilst using fully fledged desktops with desktop OS' installed?"
You have never worked in an office, have you? Of /course/ you need TS lics, have you ever heard of remote users? Or /administrators/? Not everyone uses VNC on a server (which is stupid).
"Haven't you heard of thin clients? Really, all you've proved here is that you a) Still don't know how to reach charts, b) Don't understand the difference between operating profits, and net profits, c) Get ripped off, d) Don't know how to run a network. The rest of the world isn't like you."
Yes, I have heard of thin clients. I have also heard of something called XenApp, which does much the same, but with apps - and guess what? That required TC lics. And with the graph: why are the lines straight, however there are trenches? Shouldn't the trench be represented in the top, with a likewise ditch? And yes, I can run a network, tyvm. I've got my own little network in my home, and it's running perfectly. I'm actually about to look into using RADIUS to secure my wifi right now :) .
"Well done, you made up a lot of numbers that were merely speculative, to come to the realisation that Sony wont actually catch up any time soon, and then made a pointless and irrelevant comment about RROD seeing as RROD was covered entirely under warranty."
I used the manufacturer's official numbers. And, not everyone applied for the RROD warranty - I know a few people who thought they were out of warranty and went and bought a new one, unaware that it was covered.
"For starters that comment is wrong, as the issues were fixed in 2007. Secondly, all failed consoles are replaced under warranty, not classed as new sales, so your assertion that that's somehow added to the lead is completely false."
Look above. And that doesn't mean old consoles aren't failing still. I know a Xbox that RROD'd only three months ago....
"...er, you didn't even know the PS3 is also prone to an RROD-like problem? Must suck to be you."
According to my convenience sample (you know what that is, right?), I have not seen that problem. Mine doesn't have it. My friends don't have it. I haven't even heard of any doing it. The only PS3 hardware failure I have heard of is where a Blu-Ray got jammed in the drive after a little brother dropped the thing. And the PS3 "yellow light" problem is nowhere near as prominent as the Xbox RROD and E74 errors. And I quote: "around 12,500 of the 2.5 million PlayStations sold in the UK have shut down in this way since March 2007" . So, that is a 0.5% failure rate for the YLOD. Not bad, considering many PCs have a much higher failure rate and the Xbox's most conservative measurements were 20% of all the consoles sold. Hell, the $3000 iMacs had a higher failure rate than that.
"Either that, or just keep looking like a fool as I demonstrably prove you wrong and you prove your inability to handle basic graphs and numbers. Your choice."
Your numbers are no better :) .