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Amazon's leaked pricing holds up

Last week, Amazon.com leaked pricing for Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista operating system. Today, Microsoft has updated its Windows Vista site with official pricing for the various versions of the operating system. Not surprisingly, Amazon's figures were right on the money (prices listed as full/upgrade):

  • Windows Vista Home Basic, $199/$99.95
  • Windows Vista Home Premium, $239/$159
  • Windows Vista Business, $299/$199
  • Windows Vista Ultimate, $399/$259

Microsoft didn't elaborate on Amazon's suggested ship date of January 30, but simply stated that volume license customers would receive the OS in November while general public availability will be in January of 2007.

On Friday, Microsoft released Windows Vista RC1 to testers. Microsoft announced today that it would be expanding the availability of RC1 this week with the Windows Vista Customer Preview Program (CPP). When all is said and done, Windows Vista RC1 will have been made available to over 5 million customers worldwide.



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$259 for the upgrade?
By therealnickdanger on 9/5/2006 3:36:14 PM , Rating: 2
The only version I would consider getting is Ultimate... but having messed around with a couple Vista betas, the full package had better be a lot more "ultimate". Good Lord, who's gonna pay $400 for the full version? I own several legit full copies of XP MCE2K5 and XP Pro, I think Microsoft may hurt themselves with the huge pricetag - considering we will also need to buy DX10 hardware to get the full experience. I want to be there on launch day, geeking out over my new install, but that's a tough one to swallow.




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