May 23, 2013 - 12:14 AM EDT — AAPL: 445.90 (+6.24, +1.42%) | NASDAQ: 3498.965 (+33.722, +0.97%)
“A new version of Windows is a big, big deal. Big changes, big price, big installation,” David Pogue writes for The New York Times. “Apple takes a different approach with its OS X software for the Mac. It intends to offer a modest new version every year. Installation is a 15-minute, one-click operation, and the price is piddling. For OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, which came out Wednesday, Apple wants $20 — and you can install one copy on as many Macs as you have, without having to type in serial numbers or deal with copy protection hurdles.”
“If you’re a Mac owner, then, here’s the question: Is Mountain Lion worth $20?” Pogue writes. “There’s only one precise way to answer that, of course: assign a dollar value to each new feature.”
Pogue writes, “So by my highly scientific accounting, Mountain Lion costs $20 but nets $46.90 worth of enhancements. And that’s not even counting the other 170 features…”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Arline M." for the heads up.]