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Windows 7: Europe won't pay more for Windows 7. Really!


06 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7
 
 

on the 15th July you can pre-order Windows 7 Home & Professional E version from Amazon, supposedly the prices are to be £50 to £90 but we'll wait and see.

Remember though that the E version comes without a browser so you'll have to have the install waiting on a flash drive or something.


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06 Jul 2009   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This just shows what a bunch of hypocrites the EU are. They threaten MS with action if they don't remove IE from the European versions of Windows 7 and, now that they are doing so for the final release in Europe, the EU is still not satisfied.

What it does mean is that over here in the UK (I refuse to be called a part of Europe) we will be forced to use an OS that is crippled by its lack of a browser. I don't see what the problem about including IE in Windows 7 is all about - afterall, MS don't force you to use it and provision already exists whereby you can install and use a different browser should you choose to do so.

If this is supposed to be for competition reasons, then why isn't the EU forcing MS to remove Paint, Notepad, Wordpad and a host of other built-in applications for which there are alternatives (I know that they have already tried this with Media Player - the N versions)? What about the EU going after the other OS manufacturers in the same way? We don't hear anything about that.
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06 Jul 2009   #13

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06 Jul 2009   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

if i am the big boss of the MS, i wouldnt be bother earning money from eu, i dun even wanna sell them
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06 Jul 2009   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G2gCya View Post
if i am the big boss of the MS, i wouldnt be bother earning money from eu, i dun even wanna sell them
what kind of idiotic post... sounds pretty racistic.
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06 Jul 2009   #16

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Racist - I don't think so. I'm thinking G2gCya is saying something along the lines of "If you want to make it so difficult to do business in EU, fine, I'll just not bother!"

I don't think that's a realistic position though. MS would be evaluating the total cost of doing business in EU against how much revenue/profit can be realized by doing so. If the benefits out-weigh all the associated costs then business will happen.
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06 Jul 2009   #17

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HyperL View Post
WOW , this sounds too good to be true...I seriously doubt it
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boris View Post
I think that was the price for the US preorder upgrade home premium

Yes it is.

As they do not have an "E" upgrade version ready for the worldwide launch on october the 22th, the preorder price in Europe is for full retail version of Seven, not for upgrade. And until the end of the year (time they need for the E upgrade version) full retail version will be sold at the same price that the upgrade version.

Thanks to the absurdity of the UE commission we will get Seven HP Retail for 49€ (68$ at this time)

PS: this is official pricing from MS. You just need to look european news websites
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06 Jul 2009   #18
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Hope its true , We ( Europeans ) are getting a crappy deal as it is. By that i mean we are getting a late release of Windows 7 due to "EU issues" in comparrision to the rest of the world.

I'm assuming the late release is due to the fact that the EU has to agree with the method Microsoft will implement to allow us to choose a browser. Possibly some kind of option screen on set up to download / install the Internet browser of your choice.

Charging us more would just be an insult , its not the end user at fault is it ?

£50 - £100 GBP depending on the version you wish to purchase sounds fair to me.

I have a question i hope someone can answer in relation to Technet downloads ? If i purchase a sub for Technet , What will stop me downloading the U.S version on the day its released and activating it with a key from Technet ?
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06 Jul 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legacy Code View Post
I have a question i hope someone can answer in relation to Technet downloads ? If i purchase a sub for Technet , What will stop me downloading the U.S version on the day its released and activating it with a key from Technet ?
It will not. TechNet will have ONLY the regular full version (and upgrade) so you can just download Windows 7 Xversion. E will not be on there. N probably will, but don't worry about that

~Lordbob
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06 Jul 2009   #20

 
 

I would hope that instead of it 'NOT' costing more, we should have a discount
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