Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2007 18:37 UTC, submitted by Rojen Kwojic
Windows Five months after its introduction, Microsoft is discontinuing a program that offered some Windows Vista purchasers the ability to buy additional copies of the operating system at a substantial discount. Since Windows Vista went on sale to consumers at the end of January, US and Canadian buyers of Vista Ultimate have had the option of buying up to two additional copies of Vista - albeit the Home Premium version - for an additional USD 50 apiece. The company had said it would re-evaluate the 'Windows Vista Family Discount' after 30 June. In a posting on the Windows Vista Team Blog, Microsoft product manager Nick White said the program would 'sunset' as of 11.59pm PDT on 30 June.
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rjpotts
Member since:
2005-07-06

and a big difference between Mac and PC Systems. I have four G4 systems in my house. Ever since I purchased my second Mac I have been buying the OS X family pack whenever there was significant reason for me to upgrad my OS. I just don't see the need to go out and purchase a new system everytime there is an OS upgrade. With the OS X family pack you get 5 licenses for $200 USD.

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RISCOSMike Member since:
2006-09-03

Or you could go with ubuntu and not worry about any of this licencing thing.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I just don't see the need to go out and purchase a new system everytime there is an OS upgrade. With the OS X family pack you get 5 licenses for $200 USD.

In this regard, Vista still has a huge advantage over OSX - it'll actually run on hardware I already own.

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