Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Aug 2006 17:56 UTC, submitted by Robert Kovacs
Windows Microsoft.com Canada has released pricing for Windows Vista. Windows Vista Ultimate is listed at $499 Canadian which translates into $450.36 in USD. Home Premium is listed at $299 or $269.86 USD, Vista Ultimate Upgrade is priced at $299 or $269.86 USD, while Home Premium Upgrade is $199 or $179.60 USD. At the same time, the first 100000 respondents can download Vista Build 5536. Microsoft is not giving out new keys, so you need your Beta 2 key. Update: Amazon.com now too sells Vista.
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RE: for how many copies
by rft183 on Tue 29th Aug 2006 20:05 UTC in reply to "for how many copies"
rft183
Member since:
2005-08-11

You are supposed to purchase a license for each Mac as well. The upgrade for single user is $120 or you can get a five-pack for $199, which is a lot friendlier than Microsoft's pricing. Also, MacOS X doesn't do any of that activation stuff.

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RE[2]: for how many copies
by Clinton on Tue 29th Aug 2006 22:08 in reply to "RE: for how many copies"
Clinton Member since:
2005-07-05

Activation is the main reason I stopped using Windows. I reinstall my OS on about an annual basis when I upgrade the hardware. The last thing in the world I want to do everytime is call Microsoft to explain why I'm installing Windows again.

I know that is a little thing, but I absolutely hate it and the mentality behind it.

If I buy something, it is mine to do with as I please. If the company selling it to me doesn't agree, they can keep their product.

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RE[3]: for how many copies
by n4cer on Tue 29th Aug 2006 22:36 in reply to "RE[2]: for how many copies"
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

Activation is the main reason I stopped using Windows. I reinstall my OS on about an annual basis when I upgrade the hardware. The last thing in the world I want to do everytime is call Microsoft to explain why I'm installing Windows again.

If this annual install cycle is true, there shouldn't be a need to call MS unless you can't get connected to the Internet. Activation resets after a period of 120 days. So, assuming retail media, you can change your whole system 120 days after the last activation and not have to call MS.

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