Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2007 18:37 UTC, submitted by Rojen Kwojic
Windows Five months after its introduction, Microsoft is discontinuing a program that offered some Windows Vista purchasers the ability to buy additional copies of the operating system at a substantial discount. Since Windows Vista went on sale to consumers at the end of January, US and Canadian buyers of Vista Ultimate have had the option of buying up to two additional copies of Vista - albeit the Home Premium version - for an additional USD 50 apiece. The company had said it would re-evaluate the 'Windows Vista Family Discount' after 30 June. In a posting on the Windows Vista Team Blog, Microsoft product manager Nick White said the program would 'sunset' as of 11.59pm PDT on 30 June.
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by cmost on Mon 2nd Jul 2007 19:05 UTC
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Why wouldn't they want to milk families for every penny they can get? They're Microsoft! This is a stupid move. Today's families have multiple computers; many people have both a desktop and a laptop. One shouldn't be expected to pay full price for multiple copies of Windows for PCs within a family, especially when that price is around $300.00 per copy. Thankfully, not everyone runs Windows.

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