jamie said:
littleguru said:
i think the retail / OEM "barrier ... needs to be re-thought.

ie - Windows at Staples = 499$
but everyone knows its really $299
..or even way less for premium

This is done to make OEMs not lose sales to upgraders / build your own crowd.

I think windows sold more - when it was on shelves for 99$  that you could pick up.Ive read that windows is really around 60$ for one machine.  so... sell THAT! everywhere!
Seriously I think it would be in Microsoft's best interests to hire you, hiring freeze not withstanding.