Windows Vista has been one of the most maligned operating systems to ever come from Microsoft. Things were bad early with Vista after it was seriously delayed from its original launch date and then launched with some very significant issues.
Microsoft is gearing up to launch windows 7 this year to replace Vista and hopefully get computer users to upgrade from XP. Earlier this month DailyTech reported that Windows 7 was set to release to manufacturing on July 13.
Some more pricing information on Windows 7 has been leaked. Pricing info has shown up on a couple of Microsoft's smaller retailers' websites. Neowin reports that Expercom has pricing live on their site and that University IT Computer Sales had pricing up but pulled it quickly.
The leaked information offers pricing on the Anytime Upgrade options for Windows 7. According to Expercom, upgrading from Windows 7 Starter to Home premium will cost $81.95. Going from Home Premium to Professional will cost $90.95 and going from Home Premium to Ultimate will cost $137.95.
Some details have also been uncovered that point to Microsoft possibly offering a family pack that allows users to install Windows 7 on up to three computers in their home. The Windows 7 Family Pack upgrade for Home Premium is priced at $136.95.
quote: Windows Vista has been one of the most maligned operating systems to ever come from Microsoft.
quote: I will be replacing XP with Win7 on my Eee for $49, however.
quote: That's the thing, Vista has never been a problem for me, even when it was still a release candidate. The "much maligned" was just from the press and people who never even used it, which of course people always seem to eat up.
quote: WTF are there $300 bottom end PCs with 3~4GB of RAM? No, 2 years ago - 1GB of RAM was about $100
quote: your out of luck: gotta buy the full version
quote: I would like to see pricing that would allow add ons to the family pack, say $30-40 per license added.