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[News] Vista 7 is More Expensive Than Entire Computer with GNU/Linux

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Microsoft reminds us that Windows is f*cking expensive

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| Here in Europe a full version of Windows home premium would cost €199 (about 
| $280). You can actually purchase a cheap Linux netbook for the same price! 
| Yes, a boxed Edition of Windows can actually cost as much as a full netbook, 
| that's how expensive it is. If you live in the US you will get some relief 
| though, as your license will only cost $199.    



Is Microsoft listening on Windows 7 pricing?

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| Even a $100 upgrade fee would be "cheap" for Ultimate, cheaper than the $700+
| price charged in Australia, but still $100 more than Ubuntu.


Windows 7 netbook performance: can MS make it faster?

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| Why is this? What has Microsoft added to the RC code to slow things down? Why
| does XP still feel so much faster than Windows 7, when earlier Windows 7
| builds screamed along on netbooks in comparison?


Microsoft has cold feet?

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| At the moment this appears merely to be a rumor, but theres opinion on the
| net that Microsoft may be removing the three app restriction on the starter
| version of Windows 7.  You can see the article here.
| It must be stressed that I have not been able to confirm or deny this at
| current time.


Microsoft, analysts tell companies to kill Vista plans


Windows 7: 83% Of Businesses Won't Deploy Next Year

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| The survey, of more than 1,100 IT professionals, is one of the first
| extensive looks at Windows 7's early sales prospects. It found that a
| whopping 83% of enterprises plan to skip the OS in its first year. While the
| business market typically tends toward caution when it comes to new products,
| the figure is nonetheless surprising given that almost no large companies
| migrated to Vista and as a result most have been using XP much longer than
| planned.
| [...]
| The open source Linux OS also could benefit from slow uptake of Windows 7 in
| the enterprise market, as could Google's Android OS -- which some computer
| makers are reportedly testing as a netbook platform. Fifty percent of those
| surveyed by Dimensional Research said they've considered switching to a
| non-Windows OS to avoid Vista or Windows 7

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