Hi there! To explain:

When computer manufacturers install Windows on a machine, they obviously have to pay a fee to Microsoft. If Windows was a really good operating system, you might consider that money worth paying. However, since there are far superior operating systems available for free (I use Ubuntu), Windows isn’t really something you would wish to pay for. It doesn’t really enhance your computer compared to using a free operating system, but, for various reasons associated with Microsoft’s enormous market power, manufacturers feel obliged to install Windows anyway. Hence, it feels more like a tax than a payment for a worthwhile component. I hope that explains it! :)

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