Stuff the EU
So, everyone in the EU will be:
- Barred from the free Windows 7 upgrade offer (i.e. if they buy a PC with Vista now they won't get a free upgrade in October, unlike everywhere else in the world)
- Have to buy a full 'E' version of Windows 7 and do a fresh install.
Admittedly if you have a licenced copy of Vista you can get the full Windows 7 E for the same price as an upgrade edition elsewhere. However, it doesn't appear that this will be available in retail outlets - we'll have to order it direct from MS (I guess in the same was as you can order 'alternate media' for 64-bit versions of Vista at present).