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Windows 7: Are you going to buy Win7 at these Prices

20 May 2009   #41
algypalgy

Windows 7 Beta Build 7000 32Bit Using Virtual PC engine/vhd
 
 

If you think that is expensive in the USA, consider what we have to pay here in the UK: just convert the Dollar sign to the Pound sign.

I got caught last time with Vista, but never, never ever again!!! I'm already trialing several versions of Linux, so MS has lost me, for ever, and ever!!!

Algypalgy.


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20 May 2009   #42
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Yes , that is a big problem.

It should be 1 = 1.50

i.e if it is $300 , then UK price should be 200.

But it will be 300 , which is 50% more than the US price, as usual.
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20 May 2009   #43
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

Yes , that is a big problem.

It should be 1 = 1.50

i.e if it is $300 , then UK price should be 200.

But it will be 300 , which is 50% more than the US price, as usual.
They dont do that here in Australia , I know Valve, EA Games and a fair few others do though
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20 May 2009   #44
runningnak3d

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition 64bit
 
 

I don't care if they were selling it for $10.00, I would still only buy one copy for all my machines. I don't know how / when software companies got the idea that you needed a license for each machine you own, but that isn't something I agree with.

-- Brian
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20 May 2009   #45
saverio

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

Yes , that is a big problem.

It should be 1 = 1.50

i.e if it is $300 , then UK price should be 200.

But it will be 300 , which is 50% more than the US price, as usual.

Yes that's so true, as always the UK gets the raw deal as far as this sort of thing goes, but lets face it..

Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 175

Mac OS X 85 or the five user family pack is 126 !

that's 90 good reasons to try and install a copy of mac OS X on my PC.
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20 May 2009   #46
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by runningnak3d View Post
I don't care if they were selling it for $10.00, I would still only buy one copy for all my machines. I don't know how / when software companies got the idea that you needed a license for each machine you own, but that isn't something I agree with.

-- Brian
Software companies got the idea from Microsoft, when they started putting the OEM stickers on the side of computers making it one license one machine, this was back in 1998. I'm still shocked it has taken the the rest of the companies this long to try to make it run this way, but with things like EA's Spore lock down people are now looking poorly on this idea lets hope the companies out there learn from it. If they make it cheap and easy to add onto people will buy it. I say $150 for Ultiamte and if you want it on more then one machine its only $1 for an add on machine max ten machines, yes the first price hurts but so does a new video card but you can use it for a long time and if you can spread the copy across the machines you own it wont be as bad.
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20 May 2009   #47
saverio

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
Software companies got the idea from Microsoft, when they started putting the OEM stickers on the side of computers making it one license one machine, this was back in 1998. I'm still shocked it has taken the the rest of the companies this long to try to make it run this way, but with things like EA's Spore lock down people are now looking poorly on this idea lets hope the companies out there learn from it. If they make it cheap and easy to add onto people will buy it. I say $150 for Ultiamte and if you want it on more then one machine its only $1 for an add on machine max ten machines, yes the first price hurts but so does a new video card but you can use it for a long time and if you can spread the copy across the machines you own it wont be as bad.

I agree, after all some people have more than one machine, like a main desktop and a laptop or netbook.

My other half has a laptop and a netbook and together with my workstation that makes 3 machines, and i'm damned if i'm buying 3 licences or upgrading my machine just to get the OS cheap when it's still got life in it.
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20 May 2009   #48
jblazea50

Windows 7
 
 

i need a new laptop as the current one has done a great job for the past 3+ years, but the LCD isn't working properly...and i don't want to replace the LCD for $100+ (plus labor and such so in essence closer to $200) when i can easily sell this laptop for around $130, but a brand new laptop with much better specs for under $500 and with new OS

so it really doesn't make too much sense to buy retail copy of any OS as it is cheaper to just buy a new system with superior specs that comes with the OS pre-installed
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20 May 2009   #49
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by runningnak3d View Post
I don't care if they were selling it for $10.00, I would still only buy one copy for all my machines. I don't know how / when software companies got the idea that you needed a license for each machine you own, but that isn't something I agree with.

-- Brian
Do you feel entitled to multiple viewings of a movie when you go to the theater? Or multiple meals at a restaurant when you only pay for one?
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20 May 2009   #50
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
Ultimate Installation: Everything / lock / stock and both smoking barrells
Oooo, I'll take this one please
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