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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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64-bit Vista?
By ZeBuddha on 9/6/2006 8:28:49 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe a stupid question, but I got a 64-bit Turion cpu (yeah, laptop) and, considering there appears to be no 64-bit specific Vista, how it works. Do I just have to suffer a 32-bit OS or is it automatically adapted to 64-bit processors? Or maybe the 64-bit version is the one coming out in a couple of years or something?

Not that I'm going to buy Vista before at least SP1... just wondering how it is.

I've been looking for months into this question now and have found NO answers whatsoever...




RE: 64-bit Vista?
By ET on 9/6/2006 10:27:25 AM , Rating: 2
If you're not buying before SP1, then you really shouldn't care. You might not even have a Turion by then. :)

Anyway, there's a 64-bit version of Vista. I guess that one option is that both versions will ship together.


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