Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 17th Sep 2009 22:00 UTC
Windows "Starting October 1--and for a limited time--those in the U.K. will be able to preorder Windows 7 for 30 British pounds, according to a Microsoft Web site. In a Twitter posting, Microsoft said that U.S. college students will be able to get the software for $30, but the Web site it linked to does not yet have details on the offer. 'This offer is specifically designed for those students who are not planning to purchase a new PC this year but would still like to take advantage of what Windows 7 offers,' a Microsoft representative said. Those who order the software will be able to download it when Windows 7 ships on October 22. Students interested in the deal need a valid college e-mail address. Microsoft plans similar offers in Canada, Australia, Korea, Mexico, France, and Germany, though the prices will vary somewhat."
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RE: ã30 != $30 !!!!
by JoostinOnline on Fri 18th Sep 2009 17:57 UTC in reply to "£30 != $30 !!!!"
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Yeah, that sucks pretty bad (not for me since I live in the US). I went to London last year and everything is way over priced. Paying 3 dollars for a bottle of Dr Pepper is stupid. I had to pay to use a restroom!

I am not sure if I want to buy Windows 7, even though it is really cheap. Last Christmas I bought Vista Ultimate for $50, and I don't want to just throw that out. I wish I hadn't given my old laptop away...

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