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Amazon's leaked pricing holds up

Last week, 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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RE: best
By OvErHeAtInG on 9/5/2006 5:26:25 PM , Rating: 2
OGL games? Linux. Or, Win2k/XP will do you just as well as Vista.

RE: best
By Ringold on 9/5/2006 8:27:48 PM , Rating: 2
Not *quite* as well. I've heard more then one game dev in the past month specifically say that performance in games is better in Vista than in XP on the same hardware, due to improved driver systems.

So since the OP said "best", the "best" is Vista, not XP. Considering the under the hood improvements, best by a long shot if he's going to be buying a new Windows version regardless.

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