Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Jul 2009 15:50 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows "The latest version of Microsoft's flagship operating system, Windows 7, is available for pre-order in the UK. Amazon said that sales of Windows 7 in the first eight hours it was available outstripped those of Windows Vista's entire 17 week pre-order period."
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liamdawe
Member since:
2006-07-04

Since when did a real average user actively go out to buy an operating system? Besides any good salesman will tell them it doesn't have a browser pre-installed, to not is just slack.

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DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

Since when did a real average user actively go out to buy an operating system? Besides any good salesman will tell them it doesn't have a browser pre-installed, to not is just slack.


Well, I actually know quite a few. Then they take it into a shop for an upgrade by some twit with an MCSE that really doesn't even know how to install an OS but can read about them. As for the salesman, they would lie to their own Mother if they thought a sale would come of it, so you can expect them to be slack.

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liamdawe Member since:
2006-07-04

I don't have a single friend or know of anyone who would go out to buy an operation system, i am talking about average people here, the whole "to a user the UI is the operating system".

Also just a poke, i am a salesman and i wouldn't do anything for a sale, there isn't honestly many that would.

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