France to Tax All Non-Windows Tablets?

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    Seems quite odd, I wonder how many people will be put off an iPad or an android device because of the tax thinking that you'd get more for your money if you buy a windows device.
     
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    thats the craziest thing i have heard/read in a long time. I'd rather have a tax on windows computers i.e every windows machine has some extra tax like 30%of the price of the pc :D
     
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    It is pretty weird considering the EU is also claiming Microsoft is breaking anti trust laws.
     
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    Firstly, considering the tone and writing in the article I don't place much weight on it.

    Secondly, Archos' response doesn't add up. Moving from Linux to Windows in their products would still be supporting an American company.
     
  8. NebulaClash macrumors 68000

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    Gates probably had a chat with Sarkozy. Presto, new law.
     
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    Cool... So if I lived in France, I could continue to pirate music and movies on my Windows machine, without having to pay a tax ???

    Someone please explain to me how I can use my iPad to rip the DVDs and CDs that I already own ?

    You want to increase music sales? Record good music.
     
  10. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

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    I would still pay more for an iPad than a windows device.
     
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    Well that goes without saying. :D
     
  12. NebulaClash macrumors 68000

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    But what's amazing now is how competitive the iPad is on pricing. Those other guys are having a difficult time matching or beating on price without compromising on the hardware.
     
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    It was also reported that they were going to allow sharia law in certain areas of their country!
     

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