Vista rip-off ?

  amonra 22:17 27 Jan 2007
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Extract from PC Mag today:- ( USA )




OEM copies of Vista began showing up this week at e-tailers like Newegg.com, for substantial discounts, which can run up to half off the price of a standalone retail copy of Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. Microsoft is also offering its own in-house discounts, in the form of a Vista Family Pack, which allows the purchase of up to two copies of Vista Home Premium for $49.99, provided that a customer buy Windows Vista Ultimate at full price, through retail.

  powerless 23:00 27 Jan 2007

The OEM is cheap as chips.

Retail is stupidly high.

Most people will get it through a new PC purchase.

The family pack [knew they were doing it, but didn't realise you had to buy Ultimate] is pathetic.

Personally I would buy OEM, [if I were to buy it] as it's cheaper. You don't get the support from MS like retail but they'll be a gazillion posts, topics, MSKB's on all vista related problems.

  spuds 16:58 28 Jan 2007

Just been doing a price comparison, and I find that OEM XP Home and Vista Home Premium are being sold at about the same price, from a well known retailer.

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