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28 Aug 2009   #11
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Yeah, but these measures are no doubt making things more complicated for the end-user. In fact, it's making things more difficult for those of us who are using legal copies of the OS as well.

I honestly think that 1 reason so many people poo-poo'd Vista at release was because it didn't use the same volume licensing approach that so many people used with Windows XP and when they couldn't pirate Vista as easily..they just sat back and continued to use Win XP instead.

never tought of it that way but your right, i wonder how windows 7 might do, but windows 7 is based on vista.


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28 Aug 2009   #12
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7Dreams View Post
never tought of it that way but your right, i wonder how windows 7 might do, but windows 7 is based on vista.
Something great was based on something not that great.

So if we already have an activated copy, are we required to do that? Or does it not require it? :S Not that it matters to me just curious.
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28 Aug 2009   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7Dreams View Post
never tought of it that way but your right, i wonder how windows 7 might do, but windows 7 is based on vista.
I think the positive press and general feedback of users of the betas and RC's will drive interest towards the product. However, i think when it comes down to pulling out their wallets if they cannot pirate it, they will just stick with XP. At least until they get a new computer which comes with Windows 7 and start singing it's praises.

And I find it funny that they simply won't spend the $100 it would cost to get an OEM upgrade license seeing as they use their OS each and every time they use their computer.
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28 Aug 2009   #14
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Something great was based on something not that great.

So if we already have an activated copy, are we required to do that? Or does it not require it? :S Not that it matters to me just curious.
its a update going to be released in WU, but you dont have to download it, it will probably be required in sp1 though.
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28 Aug 2009   #15
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I think the positive press and general feedback of users of the betas and RC's will drive interest towards the product. However, i think when it comes down to pulling out their wallets if they cannot pirate it, they will just stick with XP. At least until they get a new computer which comes with Windows 7 and start singing it's praises.

And I find it funny that they simply won't spend the $100 it would cost to get an OEM upgrade license seeing as they use their OS each and every time they use their computer.
Eh, Operating System Upgrades are not everyones priority, especially with the way things are currently.

This leads people to pirate more to save some money, in turn if they are caught then you know what happens. :| MS could have easily lowered the prices on all the versions, and not only that, but just made two versions instead of what.. 5? (including starter)


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7Dreams View Post
its a update going to be released in WU, but you dont have to download it, it will probably be required in sp1 though.
SP1 could take a while.
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28 Aug 2009   #16
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Eh, Operating System Upgrades are not everyones priority, especially with the way things are currently.

This leads people to pirate more to save some money, in turn if they are caught then you know what happens. :| MS could have easily lowered the prices on all the versions, and not only that, but just made two versions instead of what.. 5? (including starter)




SP1 could take a while.


Yeah One For Business, and Enthusiasts, and then another for the average joe/home usage.


you never know when sp1 will be released
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28 Aug 2009   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Eh, Operating System Upgrades are not everyones priority, especially with the way things are currently.

This leads people to pirate more to save some money, in turn if they are caught then you know what happens. :| MS could have easily lowered the prices on all the versions, and not only that, but just made two versions instead of what.. 5? (including starter)
Granted, there are too many versions of Windows period. There really should just be 1 version IMO.

And regardless of price, people will still pirate if they can. I mean come on, the person who won't pony up $200 isn't likely going to pony up $150, or $125 either. And look at the amount of money some of these people invest in their rigs to eek out performance....RAID arrays with SSD drives, multiple video cards, etc. I don't buy the argument of, "people are saving money, or are too poor to buy the OS". People steal/pirate it because they can. And when they can't....they scour the web endlessly wasting tons of time trying to figure out a way they can.

To me, this is a matter or principal. If you love/cherish/endorse/support or feel that you absolutely "need" to run Windows...then you should have to accept the costs and the restrictions which go along with it. If you are not willing to accept those costs and restrictions...then maybe you should find or work on free alternatives. I find it funny when people say that Linux is crap, and Windows is awesome...but yet they are not willing to pay 1 red cent for it. Very interesting.
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28 Aug 2009   #18
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Granted, there are too many versions of Windows period. There really should just be 1 version IMO.

And regardless of price, people will still pirate if they can. I mean come on, the person who won't pony up $200 isn't likely going to pony up $150, or $125 either. And look at the amount of money some of these people invest in their rigs to eek out performance....RAID arrays with SSD drives, multiple video cards, etc. I don't buy the argument of, "people are saving money, or are too poor to buy the OS". People steal/pirate it because they can. And when they can't....they scour the web endlessly wasting tons of time trying to figure out a way they can.

my explanation simplified.
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28 Aug 2009   #19
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Granted, there are too many versions of Windows period. There really should just be 1 version IMO.

And regardless of price, people will still pirate if they can. I mean come on, the person who won't pony up $200 isn't likely going to pony up $150, or $125 either. And look at the amount of money some of these people invest in their rigs to eek out performance....RAID arrays with SSD drives, multiple video cards, etc. I don't buy the argument of, "people are saving money, or are too poor to buy the OS". People steal/pirate it because they can. And when they can't....they scour the web endlessly wasting tons of time trying to figure out a way they can.
Which would you put on priority?

Windows - $50
Windows - $200

Hmm?
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28 Aug 2009   #20
7Dreams

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Which would you put on priority?

Windows - $50
Windows - $200

Hmm?
50 FTW
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