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Windows 7: Planning on installing Windows 7 on ALOT of computers.

22 Jul 2009   #21
DataMan47

Windows 7 Pro (MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Codfish View Post
But what is that MSDN license and how is it different from a Technet license?
MSDN is for developers, TechNet is for IT. MSDN is a "higher" level than TechNet: depending on the MSDN level, you could get a lot more software with MSDN (including stuff like MapPoint, Streets and Trips, Visual Studio, Expression Studio, etc), and the MSDN licenses are less restrictive, too: TechNet is limited solely to evaluation, whereas MSDN allows for testing, development, and demonstration. So if you have a computer whose sole "production" purpose is to be used for software development, then you can use a MSDN license on it for "production".

(Also, of the Office licenses you get from MSDN, one of them can be used for "any purpose" without restriction; TechNet does not get this perk.)

But for all of MSDN's awesomeness over TechNet, it's also much more expensive, and the people who have them are usually developers who get it through their work.


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22 Jul 2009   #22
Dakana

Windows 7 x64 Build 7600.16384
 
 

I think it's utterly outrageous for Microsoft to charge you for multiple copies for your own PERSONAL use. I have two desktops and one laptop. I'd at least expect it would be reasonable to be able to legally use a copy of Windows on your main PC and your laptop (I believe you can with Office 2007). Normal people just can't afford to buy copies for each and every PC they own. No wonder the pirates always win.
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22 Jul 2009   #23
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dakana View Post
I think it's utterly outrageous for Microsoft to charge you for multiple copies for your own PERSONAL use. I have two desktops and one laptop. I'd at least expect it would be reasonable to be able to legally use a copy of Windows on your main PC and your laptop (I believe you can with Office 2007). Normal people just can't afford to buy copies for each and every PC they own. No wonder the pirates always win.
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I think I have to take issue with this. Three machines. Family pack (that's three legal copies) for $150. Ummm .... I don't see the problem. Especially when you consider that amount of R&D and logistical costs that have gone into delivering this product to market and to say nothing of the, appearantly, huge advances in the quality and stability of the product.

If you can't afford the $150 all in one lump, you have lots of time to save it up - your computers are running alright now aren't they. A couple or five more months won't kill you if it means you can do it the right way.

OK </soapbox>

P.S. - I'm really not a MS fanboy - I just get a little hot when people discuss/advocate violation of copyright.
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22 Jul 2009   #24
ilesal

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

Here in the UK you can get Home premium copy for 45= $74 USD,(PC World,) it's a special offer until end of Augus. Does the USA have anything similar?
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22 Jul 2009   #25
DataMan47

Windows 7 Pro (MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilesal View Post
Does the USA have anything similar?
We had something similar, but it was only from June 26 through July 11. For people who missed it, they can still get the same (per unit) price via the family pack (assuming that the prices leaked by some retailers turn out to be accurate).
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22 Jul 2009   #26
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by srq2625 View Post
P.S. - I'm really not a MS fanboy - I just get a little hot when people discuss/advocate violation of copyright.
I've also got issues with violating copyrights. What drives me crazy is when somebody compares 2 similar products, for example, Photoshop-vs-TheGimp. They go on and on and tell you how great Photoshop is and how superior of an application it is on every level. Then you ask them, did you pay the $600 for it????? And they respond, "Hell no, I got it from a torrent, man". Who can afford $600. So, i usually respond, "So you like it better, but it's not $600 better"? To which they respond, it's worth every penny...but they just aren't going to pay for it.

Same thing happens from time to time in Linux versus Windows debates. You always here that Linux is too hard, or why use it when I can get Windows for free. However, if people HAD to purchase every copy of Windows they use legitimately...I wonder how many would try out another product and learn to overcome some or it's shortcomings.

I've got no problems with Windows. I use it every single day. But you have to take it for what it is, viruses, trojans and cost included.
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22 Jul 2009   #27
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

I <3 Windows




the end
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22 Jul 2009   #28
sonyman

Mac OS X
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dakana View Post
I think it's utterly outrageous for Microsoft to charge you for multiple copies for your own PERSONAL use. I have two desktops and one laptop. I'd at least expect it would be reasonable to be able to legally use a copy of Windows on your main PC and your laptop (I believe you can with Office 2007). Normal people just can't afford to buy copies for each and every PC they own. No wonder the pirates always win.
If you're a home user they expect you to purchase Home Premium, which is why they FINALLY offer a family pack. Apple has been doing this for years; I don't know why it took Microsoft so long to see the light. I'll probably pick up a Home Premium Family Pack once it hits retail.
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23 Jul 2009   #29
Dakana

Windows 7 x64 Build 7600.16384
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sonyman View Post
If you're a home user they expect you to purchase Home Premium, which is why they FINALLY offer a family pack. Apple has been doing this for years; I don't know why it took Microsoft so long to see the light. I'll probably pick up a Home Premium Family Pack once it hits retail.
Actually I wasn't aware of the family pack. Is this a new thing? I never heard about it with past editions of Windows. It certainly sounds a lot more reasonable.
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23 Jul 2009   #30
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dakana View Post
Actually I wasn't aware of the family pack. Is this a new thing? I never heard about it with past editions of Windows. It certainly sounds a lot more reasonable.
Yes, it's new with Win7 and, as sonyman has implied, it's about time. The era of one home, one computer is soooooo far in the past that .... well a good analogy excapes me at the moment.
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