Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 8th Jan 2006 04:53 UTC
Windows Microsoft plans to market several versions of Vista but will distribute all of the OS bits with every product shipped so users can easily unlock and step up to more full-featured versions using electronic keys, sources said.
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Because they're doing this to cut costs and maximise profits, NOT for the benefits of the customer. If they ship the exact same CD to everyone and they only get certain bits depending on the CDKey they bough with it, they will only have to press one set of CDs, but be able to charge varying ammounts for the EXACT same software.

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