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Why is Windows 2008/2012 server so expensive on Google Cloud?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by karupoiss, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    I signed up for a free account on google cloud and wanted to set up a VPS. My set up was: 4 vcpu-s, 8GB RAM, 50 GB SSD. This and a linux os for month costs around $92 but if I want to use Windows 2008 server OS on it, the cost would be $215/month..

    Why does Microsoft charge $123/month for just using it's OS?? That is insane price!
     
  2. ppaizon217

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    Because a lot of programs run only on windows and most peoples know how to use windows, not linux. That's it. Try AWS, or Windows azure it may cost less. I personally prefer them.
     
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