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[4]: refreshing
by _LH_ on Thu 9th Aug 2007 18:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: refreshing"
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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"
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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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