I don’t know whether you’ve noticed or not, but Windows has gotten expensive. I always thought of it as being pretty cheap, but $200 for the full version of Windows XP is no bargain. Like all News.com stories, this one features a moronic quote from an analyst. The idiot du jour is Peter O’Kelly of the Patricia Seybold Group, who says that Windows XP will be cheaper than Windows Me in the sense that PCs are getting cheaper due to the reduction in cost of components other than the operating system.