Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 3rd Nov 2008 21:35 UTC, submitted by Bob from Activewin
Windows A long and detailed preview of Windows 7 appeared on ActiveWin. Many screenshots included. "It's safe to say I am overwhelmed, overjoyed and most of all excited about Windows 7", the author concludes.
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For free?
by circlomanen on Tue 4th Nov 2008 07:00 UTC
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2008-11-02

If Windows 7 is what Vista should have been, i hope they will give away free upgrades to everyone who has bought Vista. Why pay twice for what you should have gotten the first time around???

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RE: For free?
by MollyC on Tue 4th Nov 2008 07:43 in reply to "For free?"
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2006-07-04

If Windows 7 is what Vista should have been, i hope they will give away free upgrades to everyone who has bought Vista. Why pay twice for what you should have gotten the first time around???


There's precedent for what you're saying because Apple did make OSX Puma free to OSX Cheetah users. But that's because Cheetah was betaware, much worse than Vista RTM was. The Puma fixes were required to make OSX usable, which is why it was free.

As for Vista, Vista SP1 is what Vista should've been, and SP1 *is* free to Vista users. It could be argued that SP1 is required to make Vista usable, and so should be free, which it is. But only the most rabid Vista haters would maintain that Windows 7 is required to make Vista usable. Vista SP1 is quite usable as is, so there's no need to make Windows 7 free. That being said, Microsoft always provides upgrade pricing, so Vista users won't pay the full amount for Windows 7.

BTW, I would argue that Windows 3.1 should've been free to Windows 3.0 users, since 3.1 is what 3.0 should've been, not just in the colloquial sense, but literally, almost in the same way that OSX Puma is what Cheetah should've been.

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RE: For free?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Tue 4th Nov 2008 22:08 in reply to "For free?"
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2008-06-02

Why Should they? No one here seems to mind that Apple has charged price for a beta OS along with its five glorified service packs (and counting).

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RE: For free?
by monacelli on Wed 5th Nov 2008 07:41 in reply to "For free?"
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2007-12-29

If Windows 7 is what Vista should have been, i hope they will give away free upgrades to everyone who has bought Vista. Why pay twice for what you should have gotten the first time around???


I agree. It's almost like Microsoft is saying, "Sorry about Vista."

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RE[2]: For free?
by circlomanen on Wed 5th Nov 2008 09:43 in reply to "RE: For free?"
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2008-11-02

The whole Windows Seven hype that is going on is just a version of Microsoft saying "sorry about Vista".
Why would they start developerblogs, spaming the internet with all these glorius "windows Seven" ( The Psycopath serial killer OS ) articles years ahead of any realese date???
Why dont we see Ubuntu already talking about 10.04 ???
Debian talking about 6.0? and so forth...

Edited 2008-11-05 09:43 UTC

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