Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jun 2009 22:29 UTC, submitted by shaneco
Windows Apple isn't the only one coming up with some seriously aggressive pricing schemes; a leaked memo from Best Buy indicates that Microsoft is willing to price Windows 7 upgrades pretty low too, but not as low as Snow Leopard, though. Still, the memo includes some interesting facts and also reveals the dates for when the upgrade program runs. As usual with Microsoft, caveats and version complications. Also, a table comparing the various upgrade prices of both Windows 7 and Snow Leopard can be found inside.
Permalink for comment 367548
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: low OS X upgrade costs
by metro305 on Tue 9th Jun 2009 05:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: low OS X upgrade costs"
metro305
Member since:
2005-09-11

Yeah, but what does it cost to upgrade 3 PCs to Vista or Windows 7?

People often overlook how complete the software is with OS X compared to Windows, when comparing Windows to OS X.

The standard non-free Windows office suite is also much more expensive than OS X's office suite. I bought iLife for 3 Macs for $129. What does 3 copies of MS Office cost?

Oh I know.. just install Open Office... but I'm just trying to make a fair comparison.


You are WRONG as the non-free Windows Office Suite IS NOT MUCH MORE expensive. OK OK OK $30.00 could buy an OS X upgrade ;-)

I imagine you meant iWork not iLife for an Office Suite...

Your Apple love and Microsoft disgust prevents you from doing any research other than how awesome Apple is... ;-)

Office 2008 for Mac Home and Student Edition Suite

# Word 2008 for Mac
# Excel 2008 for Mac
# PowerPoint 2008 for Mac
# Entourage 2008 for Mac

$159.00 package

One license allows for installation on as many as three computers.

tSource:
http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Office-2008-for-Mac-Home-and-S...

Edited 2009-06-09 05:41 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3