Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jun 2009 14:01 UTC
Windows After a long wait, Microsoft has finally unveiled the pricing information for the next Windows release, Windows 7, which will arrive at the shops on October 22. Interestingly enough, Europe will get full retail copies for upgrade pricing because of the whole Windows 7 E thing not being tested when it comes to upgrades.
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RE[2]: Service Pack
by malxau on Fri 26th Jun 2009 04:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Service Pack"
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That may be true, but the view can nonetheless also be held by those who have considerable experience with Win7. It is a view which can be held by software engineers and non-software engineers alike.

In truth, Win7 and Snow Leopard appear similarly pitched, as refinement rather than redefinement. Whether to characterize both as "service packs" or neither as service packs is a matter of opinion on the line between a service pack and a release. As others have pointed out though, it seems difficult to construe them differently to one another - both are of a similar scale relative to their predecessors.

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