quote: And I'll tell you, personally, that these sham trials have definitely generated negative feelings towards the EU from myself and many other people who keep up with the world news.
quote: And if what you say is true and only the key is useful then Microsoft would just allow anyone to download the OS discs for free. I mean, it's useless without the key right? Try not to kid yourself here.
quote: It is not going to offer Windows 7 upgrades in Europe, but will instead offer the full retail version at prices equivalent to the American upgrade prices.
quote: It will be offering in the U.S. Windows 7 Home Premium for $49.99 and Windows 7 Professional for $99.99
quote: did I say that the CD/dvd does NOT have to be legit? :)
quote: Mick hes right, many people think an 'Upgrade' means you have to install Vista and then install Windows 7, but that is not the case.
quote: It will be offering in the U.S. Windows 7 Home Premium for $49.99 and Windows 7 Professional for $99.99, a savings of $20 and $100 respectively.
quote: From June 26 to July 11, while supplies last Microsoft will offer special preorder pricing. It will be offering in the U.S. Windows 7 Home Premium for $49.99 and Windows 7 Professional for $99.99, a savings of $150 and $200 respectively (over the full retail versions).
quote: You wouldn't want the upgrade?
quote: Microsoft has punished the EU somewhat for forcing it to exclude Internet Explorer. It is not going to offer Windows 7 upgrades in Europe, forcing customers to buy the pricier full retail versions.
quote: Microsoft shows Europeans even more loving with Germany and France receiving Windows 7 Home Premium (€49.99) and Windows 7 Professional (€109.99) preorder prices. The UK, also part of the EU, receives Windows 7 Home Premium (£49.99) and Windows 7 Professional (£99.99) preorder prices.
quote: Still pricey....
quote: It's fair to ask what the market will bear in return.
quote: This is 2009 not 1989.
quote: But unlike 1989 - computing has gotten CHEAPER.
quote: The idiot pricing has Ultimate only $20 more than Pro... which shows that PRO is far more expensive than it should be.
quote: just don’t go spreading misinformation…
quote: Lastly if you can't afford $300 for an os that you can fully use for the next 10 years plus with support and updates seriously get a new job or something.
quote: And this is not because I can't afford it (300$ will be less than 10% of the main rig HW cost) but i'll definitely prefer to buy another SSD or buy newer gfx when it arrives.