But what about all of the other things that are only $5 per copy that only 20% of people use? What if they can push Windows8 for $100 with you needing to install $20 of apps? You'll have an extra $70 in your pocket.
Or perhaps Microsoft should go the other way. Some people need AutoCAD software. Let's bundle that. And chuck in Norton or McAfee, and why not a few commercial games like Fable to go with Solitare. All of this functionality for just one easy payment of $800 for Windows8?
I haven't used a DVD in my laptop ever and yet I paid $5 for the privilege of having software that can do that. The world is moving away from DVDs to online, so why not making bunding DVD codecs optional to drive down costs? Is this really such a bad thing to do?