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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 ET on 9/6/2006 10:57:54 AM , Rating: 2
I think that the problem is "MS with all of it's vast resources" (and I don't mean the incorrect "it's"). MS is already past deadline. Obviously its resources aren't enough. Making the code small isn't a top priority, certainly not on the disk (where a single game can take more disk space than the OS), and not even in RAM, if it works at least as well as XP (which it seems to, from reports of RC1).


"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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