Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 19:45 UTC
Windows So, I guess Apple set a trend three years ago when it announced the $29 pricing for Snow Leopard (insert patent joke here). Microsoft has just announced the upgrade pricing for Windows 8 Pro - and it's good. Every Windows XP, Vista, and 7 install, no matter the version, is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro (download version) for just $39.99. The fine print: this offer only runs until January 31, 2013.
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bryhhh
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2005-07-22

+1; I won't be going anywhere near this OS.

Of the MS operating systems, I've used NT4, Win 2000, Win XP and Win 7, all of which have been great operating systems.

Windows 9x, ME, Vista were all terrible, and I see Windows 8 being added to that list.

They are trying to jump on the touch screen interface bandwagon. Whilst great on a small lightweight tablet/phone, it's not so good for desktops and laptops.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, right... Vista was horrible, but Vista SE (aka "let's do the marketing trick with lucky 7") is great?

(also, you really forgot how bad NT4, 2k, XP were before few service packs)

And nobody really tried touch in larger scenarios, it might very well end up quite awesome (when, for example, the display tech of MS Surface 2.0 - the table kind - gets inexpensive; but that would require "forcing" the devs a bit, so that the applications will be mostly ready; I guess that's largely what MS tries to do with "Metro 1.0" ...and BTW, Windows 1.0 hardly went anywhere - but 3.x and especially fourth were all the rage)

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