Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Jan 2009 21:34 UTC
Windows Tech ARP has a collection of dates regarding Microsoft's update program. The upgrade program concerns upgrade paths from Windows Vista to Windows 7, and basically entails that when you buy a Windows Vista machine after July 1 2009, you will get a free upgrade to Windows 7 once it's released. The data also confirm a number of versions for Windows 7.
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by Moredhas on Tue 6th Jan 2009 22:21 UTC
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I was about to make some exasperated comment to the effect of "why do they persist with this stupid version system?", when I remembered something I saw in Mad Magazine years ago. If I remember rightly, it was a Tales from the Duck Side comic.

A manager says to a guy in the office "do something that condom machine. It's costing money, and nobody's using it". Later, the manager sees two more there, and says "What the hell do you think you're doing? Now we have three useless machines!". The employee says "wait a minute", and in the next panel, the machines are labelled Small, Medium and Large, and everyone is queued up at the large condom machine.

Whether or not there was actually a difference wasn't mentioned in the comic, but the point was, everyone wanted to make sure everyone else saw them buying a large condom; I think we have the same thing here with the Windows versions.

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