The question "Why is Windows so expensive?"
has a pretty simple answer: because people
are willing to pay for it.
There is also a slightly more complex answer
to the question as to why Windows is so
expensive so here it is.
In a market economy the price of an item is
determined by the interplay of the supply
and the demand for it. There are other forms
of economy possible than the market one:
indeed, parts of our own economy are not in
fact parts of the market economy. However,
computer operating systems are indeed, with
a couple of provisos, part of that market
economy. Read more..