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  • Windows 7 Retail Pricing -- Hint: Pre order them now!

    From this article by Paul Thurott: http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/pricing.asp

    The Cliff Notes are:
    • For most markets, Home Premium upgrades and full retail products will be slightly cheaper than Vista was. All other versions will remain the same price as Vista.
    • Folks in the UK get the dirty end of the stick for Home Premium Upgrades which are 12% higher than Vista.
    • Pre-ordering Windows 7 within the next few weeks will save you beaucoup bucks. Quoted from the above article: "This special offer is available online only from retail partners like Amazon.com and Best Buy, and via the online Microsoft Store (in participating markets). (The special pre-order prices vary per country.)"


    I'm holding out for winning or being given a copy at a Microsoft TechNet/MSDN/Arc Ready meeting. So far I've been handed a few thousand dollars of software (licensed to use in production, but most of it not for resale) including Visual Studio 2008 Standard just for showing up to those things.
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    Re: Windows 7 Retail Pricing -- Hint: Pre order them now!

    A little more info to impart. Here's a new blog post from the Microsoft "Born to Learn" blog concerning the "Be First, Save Half" promotion. URLs go live at 9PM PT (-8GMT).
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      Re: Windows 7 Retail Pricing -- Hint: Pre order them now!

      Why no discount on Ultimate i wonder....

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        Re: Windows 7 Retail Pricing -- Hint: Pre order them now!

        Looks like MS is going to stick it to EU countries since they're playing hardball with them by forcing them to remove IE8.

        There will be no upgrade pricing in Europe, instead they'll be asked to pay €309 or $433.99 (US) for the full version. Apparently because the EU forced them to remove IE8 there was no time to develop an upgrade version which didn't include it. Ouch.
        Last edited by ahinson; 1st July 2009, 16:40.
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          Re: Windows 7 Retail Pricing -- Hint: Pre order them now!

          Going to be interesting how they manage to supply an OS without an integrated browser and then expect users to install one!

          (Shades of the iMac issue where the original modem drivers were corrupt and users were instructed to get a new one... off the internet )
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            Re: Windows 7 Retail Pricing -- Hint: Pre order them now!

            Originally posted by Ossian View Post
            Going to be interesting how they manage to supply an OS without an integrated browser and then expect users to install one!

            (Shades of the iMac issue where the original modem drivers were corrupt and users were instructed to get a new one... off the internet )
            The EU havent got a clue. This is by far the dumbest ruling iv ever heard of. In this day and age so much is done from the browser and is crucially imperative for any PC experience. If this is going to be the inane stance the EU will continue to take by listening to a bunch of idiots that work for Opera then they should advise Apple not to supply Safari and equally all Linux distro's should not come with Forefox as Mozilla own the browser space on most linux distro's. This is a very stupid and entirely impractical prescedent.

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              Re: Windows 7 Retail Pricing -- Hint: Pre order them now!

              Last I heard the EU had rejected MS's "solution" to the browser bundling and demanded that they offer "a choice of browsers" to the end user. So Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome may be available on Windows Update in Europe soon if the EU get their way.

              This'll go the same way as XP Edition N, which most people have never seen or heard of. For those not in Europe it was the version with Windows Media Player removed. And when you went to Windows Update for the first time it was there as an optional update.
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                Re: Windows 7 Retail Pricing -- Hint: Pre order them now!

                Ouch indeed!
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                  Re: Windows 7 Retail Pricing -- Hint: Pre order them now!

                  Originally posted by cruachan View Post
                  Last I heard the EU had rejected MS's "solution" to the browser bundling and demanded that they offer "a choice of browsers" to the end user. So Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome may be available on Windows Update in Europe soon if the EU get their way.

                  This'll go the same way as XP Edition N, which most people have never seen or heard of. For those not in Europe it was the version with Windows Media Player removed. And when you went to Windows Update for the first time it was there as an optional update.
                  I've seen XP N Edition on the download page of my MSDN account. Its not available in any other way in the US.

                  edit...

                  Looks like MS is backing down under pressure. "MS has said it will price the full editions of Windows 7E -- the "E" stands for "Europe" -- at the lower upgrade prices" of €141.70 or $199.00 (US) until at least Dec. 31, 2009.
                  This is a full version as compared to an upgrade. I'd jump all over that.

                  http://www.computerworld.com/action/...9&pageNumber=1
                  Last edited by ahinson; 1st July 2009, 16:41.
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                    Re: Windows 7 Retail Pricing -- Hint: Pre order them now!

                    Preorder Win7 Here:

                    http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft...hpfeature_win7

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