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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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Watch the sheep line up for Vista
By cornfedone on 9/5/2006 5:55:34 PM , Rating: -1
Is a jar of vaseline included with every copy of Vista?




By mforce on 9/5/2006 6:57:58 PM , Rating: 1
Well I don't really know about this Vista thing. I could get it for free ( pirated ) just like I got my Windows XP but still I'm not interested. Why do I need it ? I usually run Linux and for the few Windows programs I need XP runs them just as well .
As for security and stuff I don't really buy it . At least XP is in the market for some time and most of the security bugs have been taken care of. Let's face it there's only so much security an OS can provide you if you don't have too much PC experience (most Windows users) and you click all that .exe stuff you find online and istall it .
I do believe Microsoft will find ways to make you need Vista like games/apps that will only run on it . It's normal , M$ is a company and companies need to make money .


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