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Windows 7: upgrade pricing pressure from Apple

08 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 HP x64
upgrade pricing pressure from Apple

Ok MS, Apple has just applied some serious pricing pressure for upgrading. Due in September, current Mac owners can upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard for only $29!! Now, I know I know, the OS's are very different and I don't expect MS to go THAT low for Vista owners...but come on! You just KNOW the MS folks are cussing a bit now.. They must have just dropped another notch lower on their planned pricing scheme as a result. Can you imagine?? Upgrading to 7 from Vista for that price???

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08 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 (7100)

i totally agree. i really think that Microsoft needs to seriously take a moment and rethink things for a bit. especially with the low blows that apple dealt them during their WWDC today.

they need to do something.
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08 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

To me right now Snow Leopard looks like a pay for service pack rather than an upgrade OS. There just doesn't seem to be a lot of changes inside of it just a lot of tweaks and updates for newer hardware. Most of the stuff I have read and seen from Apple today is nothing new just them slinging the dirt calling names just so the fanboys have something to write about, I wish that Steve Jobs would've shown up that would've been good, but maybe he knew they didnt have a really good line up so he just sat back and watched. I hope it all works for them.
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08 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 (7100)

true. now that you put it that way. fanboys are def going to see it as a lot of major changes.

to me a lot of the things they showed that were updates, were updates that they've been far behind on that most other units already have.

with their laptops its the addition of an SD card slot. laptops have had this for quite some time now.

the iphone finally gets cut/copy/paste and landscape mode. and the feature most dumbphones have already - mms.

nothing to really shake a stick at IMHO
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08 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 HP x64

We see more of the attitude from the top of Apple ... wonder where all of the fanboys get it? If Apple does it for their OS, i.e., want to make it better, thats cool because its on a Mac. BUT if MS does the same thing (although not really, i know), its just stupid and bash-worthy. Market share...anyone? Market share? Interesting. If productivity was the big advantage of the Mac platform...then why are the world's industries using PCs? hmm...

At least CNET, which can sometimes be for Mac/Apple what MSNBC is to Obama...will call Apple out on this...well, almost:

Apple bashes Windows 7, talks Snow Leopard | Beyond Binary - CNET News
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08 Jun 2009   #6


Apples view of Windows 7

Apple digs into Microsoft at WWDC

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08 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 HP x64

Maybe this is just some long buried pet peeve of mine, but aren't y'all sick of this?? They add the word "snow" in front of their updated OS and its new and exciting and worthy of a damn press conference. Maybe MS should have just stuck with the root "Vista" and now we could have "Buena Vista" as the next big thing out of Redmond... but i digress.

Doesn't it strike as you a bit of whiny school yard look-how-funny-we-can-be with that pic of the word Vista crossed out?
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08 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)

This "new OS" is just a way for them to charge money for what are essentially the same things Microsoft gives out for free on Microsoft Update.

I have an iPod touch, which I actually really like, but yet to upgrade to the 3.0 firmware they're going to charge me $20 or something.
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08 Jun 2009   #9

Win 7, Win 8, Ubuntu (64 bit)

Is Snow Leopard anywhere near as much an upgrade as 7 is to either Vista or XP? It seems mostly to just be 64-bit and multicore use.
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08 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)

It's more than that, but it isn't as much of an update as 7. They did supposedly update all the system applications such as mail, etc. But yeah, adding 64-bit support and Exchange support (after blasting Microsoft, ironic much?) doesn't seem to be much of an update.

And they dropped 6GB from the Install package. Can they please cut iTunes down to size sometime soon? That thing is still a hog on Windows.
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