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Old 07-02-2012, 08:20 PM
 
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Sounds like a bargain.....

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Customers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 for $39.99 during a promotional period that ends January 31, 2013. The upgrade will be available for download from Windows.com as soon as Windows 8 enters general availability.
Microsoft sets the price for a Windows 8 upgrade at $40 ? The Register

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new...nd_vista_users

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Old 07-02-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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This does seem like a decent deal, assuming that you want Win 8 over your current OS. Personally, I usually prefer to wait for the first service pack before upgrading. This allows time for bugs to get fixed, and for drivers to be written for all of of my gadgets.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:25 AM
 
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It's $15 if you buy a Windows 7 computer between now and launch. Windows 8 is a minor revision of Windows Vista. Vista and 7 drivers should work. It basically is a super service pack.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Part of the MS Plan for World Domination. What better way then GIVING your software away???

MS has got a good plan here... personally I hate it... but they will drag you with them.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Windows 8 is a minor revision of Windows Vista.

Say what???
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:29 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Haha, they know 8 is a turd so they are giving it away at bargain prices.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Haha, they know 8 is a turd so they are giving it away at bargain prices.
So since the Mac OS X Mountain Lion upgrade is $19.95 it must be an even worse kind of turd, huh?

Apple - OS*X Mountain Lion - Move your Mac even further ahead.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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So since the Mac OS X Mountain Lion upgrade is $19.95 it must be an even worse kind of turd, huh?

Apple - OS*X Mountain Lion - Move your Mac even further ahead.
$20? I got screwed! I paid $31 here!

Actually I don't mind win 7, it's the best OS microsoft has released, but 8 is unusable on a non touch computer (i've not tried it on a tablet so I won't comment on that). Given how much MS usually charges for its OS's why are they charging so little for this one? Could it be because its had such a poor reception as a beta?

And apple typically don't charge much for upgrades btw.

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Old 07-03-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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Part of the MS Plan for World Domination. What better way then GIVING your software away???

MS has got a good plan here... personally I hate it... but they will drag you with them.
MS has been doing this for almost 20 years, you finally noticed it?
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Maryland's 6th District.
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So since the Mac OS X Mountain Lion upgrade is $19.95 it must be an even worse kind of turd, huh?

Apple - OS*X Mountain Lion - Move your Mac even further ahead.
New releases of OSX are generally just the previous version with a few added features. Going from OS9.2 to OS 10.0 was a huge leap, and both were OSs where so different from each other that OSX was, literally, a new OS. 10.7 (Lion) is definitely vastly different from the first OSX, but the look and overall feel are the same with the only real difference between 10.6 and 10.7 being Lion's integration of an iOS feel.

Mountain Lion is essentially just Lion with a few apps (that are currently available as stand alone apps) built into the OS, including a few apps that are currently built into iOS, further extending the cross between desktop and mobile OSs. Yes, there are some new functionalities added as well, but nothing that really warrants being labeled a full-fledged "new" OS.

All of these could have been included in an update. So yeah, as a Mac "addict", I would say that Mountain Lion is kind of a turd.

Vista was a radical departure from XP, just like OSX.0 was from OS9.2. I know a lot of Mac users who thought it was about time MS released something like Vista, and that Vista was an obvious challenge to OSX. But Vista had its issues, including XP users who did not like the radical change, did not feel the need to upgrade, or where on hardware that was too old to handle what Vista required. W7 was what Vista was supposed to be, and W8 is once again a radical departure from Vista/W7 in both look and functionality, in particular in its effort to blend the desktop/mobile line, too. So, it is a legit new OS and in my opinion, as such, worth the $40.
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