Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jan 2007 16:58 UTC, submitted by various
Windows While the BBC features reviews of Vista by ordinary folk, someone dove into Vista's EULA [.pdf] only to find that when you upgrade from a previous version of Windows, the license of that product becomes invalid. What this means, basically, is that after you've upgraded your XP install to Vista, you cannot use the license of your old XP install on another computer. Tom's Hardware, in the meantime, published an in-depth benchmark comparing Windows XP to Vista, concluding that "Vista is the better Windows, because it behaves better, because it looks better and because it feels better. But it cannot perform better than Windows XP." APCMag, lastly, wonders what can be learnt from the Vista launch.
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Vista vs. XP license
by Jack Malmostoso on Tue 30th Jan 2007 17:56 UTC
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I haven't read TFA, but I don't see anything wrong with that. After all, you get the upgrade version of Vista at a reduced price. The old XP license integrates the value of the new software you're installing.

Or did you really think MS has some kind of fidelization program that rewards users who bought many of their products by offering the new ones at a discounted price?


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