Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 17th Sep 2009 22:00 UTC
Windows "Starting October 1--and for a limited time--those in the U.K. will be able to preorder Windows 7 for 30 British pounds, according to a Microsoft Web site. In a Twitter posting, Microsoft said that U.S. college students will be able to get the software for $30, but the Web site it linked to does not yet have details on the offer. 'This offer is specifically designed for those students who are not planning to purchase a new PC this year but would still like to take advantage of what Windows 7 offers,' a Microsoft representative said. Those who order the software will be able to download it when Windows 7 ships on October 22. Students interested in the deal need a valid college e-mail address. Microsoft plans similar offers in Canada, Australia, Korea, Mexico, France, and Germany, though the prices will vary somewhat."
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by TheBadger on Thu 17th Sep 2009 22:18 UTC
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Hey Microsoft! When your spokesvole talks about "those students who are not planning to purchase a new PC this year", how about the rest of us not having to take your operating system when we do buy a new PC?

No thanks,

The Badger

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RE: Monopolist!
by drstorm on Thu 17th Sep 2009 23:50 in reply to "Monopolist!"
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If you shout a bit louder, they'll hear you for sure!


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RE: Monopolist!
by nt_jerkface on Fri 18th Sep 2009 02:56 in reply to "Monopolist!"
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Just install Linux in a VM. You'll have better driver support and you can still impress your mom with your elite command line skillz.

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RE[2]: Monopolist!
by TheBadger on Fri 18th Sep 2009 20:34 in reply to "RE: Monopolist!"
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Most "moms" aren't impressed by command line skillz. They're probably not impressed by having unnecessary products foisted on them by a monopolist, either.

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