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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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RE: Meh
By Ringold on 9/5/2006 8:36:16 PM , Rating: 2
I've got 2GB RAM, and Beta 2 performed smoother under all usages (didnt try gaming, but everything else I need day to day I did). No disk thrashing ever. I haven't tried RC1 yet, but from what I hear, it's even better.

Instead of trolling with "it'll probably be worse" when you really have no idea, try reading third party reviews first, huh? If you did, you'd know almost every aspect of it is improved. Now, whether or not you still can justify the expense is a personal matter between you, a balance of your needs/wants, and your income, none of which should prompt you to bug others about it.


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