Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Science: Of Money

Whenever you think Linux users are cheapskates, have a look here...

Did you have a little look? Did you bother to scroll down far enough to see this:

Of course, the majority of people buying the Humble Bundle come from the world of Windows. How could they not when they for a vast majority of computer owners. But note two things. One, the proportion of Mac and Linux users buying the Bundle is considerably higher than their proportion in the world of computer owners. One might even say by an order of magnitude. Secondly, and much more importantly, Linux users are prepared to pay much, much more (more than twice) for games they could have got for free, than their Mac and Windows counterparts. Cheapskates? I don't think so. That label surely is a better fit for Windows, and especially Mac users. The latter because their beloved kit and OS cost a lot more than humble (pun intended) PCs. Methinks there may in fact be a lot of money to be made from "free", and businesses should think long and hard about it.

And as for you, personally? Off you go, and buy the Humble Bundle. You can not only have fun playing the games, but can also choose to support some worthy charities. A win-win if ever there was one!

You're still here? Off with you now. The Humble Bundle is here...