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Switching Cost can be broadly defined as the cost of switching from one thing/system to another. Some economists have said that the total overall worth of an operating system manufacturing company can be calculated by determining the cost its users would have to pay to switch to any other operating system. Non-fans of Microsoft have noted that this seems to explain much of that company's design strategy.

Switching Cost can be an impediment against leaving an otherwise bad community or product.


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