Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2007 17:31 UTC, submitted by flanque
Windows In a move that will likely only further confuse the situation surrounding Vista Service Pack 1, Microsoft has posted for public download two updates that were released to beta testers last month. The patches improve Vista performance and reliability, along with the operating system's compatibility with drivers and hardware. Some of the changes include better file copy performance, faster boot times, improved compatibility with newer graphics cards, and better performance in games with advanced visuals.
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RE[3]: refreshing
by mkools on Thu 9th Aug 2007 18:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: refreshing"
mkools
Member since:
2005-10-11

Yeah it would be something if they left everybody in the cold with a product that has a 549 euro pricelabel attached to it.

But I hear you, it sure is a nice attempt, a little late but better late then never.

Edited 2007-08-09 18:14

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RE[4]: refreshing
by _LH_ on Thu 9th Aug 2007 18:41 in reply to "RE[3]: refreshing"
_LH_ Member since:
2005-07-20

Yeah it would be something if they left everybody in the cold with a product that has a 549 euro pricelabel attached to it.


Don't pretend that you don't know that 95% of Windows sales are with new computers. And the oem price for small vendors is about 100 euro and bigger ones get it cheaper that that.

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RE[5]: refreshing
by Kroc on Thu 9th Aug 2007 21:17 in reply to "RE[4]: refreshing"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Yeah, but if you want to buy a copy to upgrade an existing machine, or want to virtualise on Linux or Mac, the price still exists; and guess what? It's a joke.

90 for Tiger/Leopard, and that only has a minor share. Microsoft, by sheer volume should be able to compete with that price, except they don't have to - they're a monopoly. Windows users get upgrade-only Vista home crippled edition instead for that price.

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RE[4]: refreshing
by joshv on Fri 10th Aug 2007 02:29 in reply to "RE[3]: refreshing"
joshv Member since:
2006-03-18

Oh come on, 549 Euros - what's that? Like $10? Jeez, you whiners.

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RE[5]: refreshing
by dylansmrjones on Fri 10th Aug 2007 10:26 in reply to "RE[4]: refreshing"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Actually it's about US $753... but of course... everybody has a grand tucked under the madras... suuure ;)

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