Vista Pricing

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  1. jonathonball

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  2. Flyboat

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    I read an article online states that utlimate version is about $450 US
     
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    It'll probably be about 20 bucks at the Purdue Boiler Copymaker.
     
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    I hate how MS punishes system builders by charging for retail 10x what they charge everyone else. What is wrong with them anyway?
     
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    You can buy the OEM's which are generally 300 dollars cheaper...
     
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    They don't seem to in the least.

    You too can buy an OEM copy with hardware, and get XP Pro for about $130. And it will have just the same EULA restrictions as what they have for the big guys- you'll only be allowed to run it on the system whose hardware you were purchasing.
     
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    Arent the XP Pro OEM's Like $150 i doubt vista will be less then 200
     
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    do any of you guys have any idea what will we get for + - $450? i'll buy a copy for sure.


    and last time i heard the price was $400 for ultimate.
     
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    $400 for ultimate.... Damn. Hopefully its 400 ultimate retail
    200 ultimate OEM :p

    OEM is currently 140ish
    Retail is 260ish
     
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    This isn't the first time MS has released an OS. Their price structure will be similar to what it always is. That being said, who really cares. Every app that I want to use runs on XP, so why bother paying Uncle Bill for more bloatware?
     
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    If it is $450 a copy, then it is going to be pirated like mad.

    Keith
     
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    id rather spend that money on hardware... 400+ is pure insanity. if you wanna blow your wad on that, please do so!
     
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    Here is a list I would like to see. Disreguarding hardware support, which free open-source apps are necessary to approximate the Vista Ultimate version functionality on the Vista Basic version?
     
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    Microsoft (to my knowledge), has released nothing on pricing for Windows Vista. Any talk of the Ultimate Edition costing $450 retail is pure speculation (and quite frankly, it sounds like bull to me).

    OEM copies will also likely be much more restricted and harder to find, or at least that's what Microsoft hopes for. A copy of WIndows now has to now be sold with a complete computer system, not just a single piece of hardware and must come preinstalled on that system if I recall correctly. I find it very unlikely Microsoft will succeede in keeping OEM editions of Windows Vista from being sold, but anything is possible (especially when you have billions of dollars to invest in compating such measures).
     
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    thank god the sys admin at my univ said he'll have vista available for us to dl :D