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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Policy
by martijn on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:07 UTC
martijn
Member since:
2010-11-06

I see a policy at MS:
win98: good
win2000: bad
winXp: good
Vista: bad
win 7: good
win 8: ...

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RE: Policy
by Adurbe on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:18 in reply to "Policy"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Win 2000 - good!!
winXP - bad until a couple of SP

You missed out Windows ME - bad

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RE[2]: Policy
by martijn on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 08:40 in reply to "RE: Policy"
martijn Member since:
2010-11-06

You're right. I means ME instead of 2000. I was talking about the consumer editions.

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RE[2]: Policy
by zima on Fri 6th Jul 2012 01:41 in reply to "RE: Policy"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

XP - just 2000 SE ...2k didn't get hit much, didn't get bad rep, mostly because it was less used and more in the pristine, innocent days before constant net connections, and/or in a tight ~corporate setups.

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RE: Policy
by Nico57 on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 22:20 in reply to "Policy"
Nico57 Member since:
2006-12-18

Win2k was actually quite a good workstation/server OS.
And WinXP had some difficult early years.

But yes there's an up and down trend at work here.
Like MS is playing rodeo with its customers: "Get... off.. our back already!!"

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RE: Policy
by BeamishBoy on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 02:05 in reply to "Policy"
BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

Nonsense. Windows 2000 was - and still is - an outstanding operating system.

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RE[2]: Policy
by lucas_maximus on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 13:40 in reply to "RE: Policy"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It was a rubbish before Service Pack 3.

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RE: Policy
by lucas_maximus on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 13:41 in reply to "Policy"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Vista was perfectly fine after service pack 1, People forget how bad Win XP RTM was.

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RE[2]: Policy
by Nico57 on Wed 4th Jul 2012 10:00 in reply to "RE: Policy"
Nico57 Member since:
2006-12-18

Vista never was, and won't ever be fine.

It's still the same fat ass as on its first day.
It still favors trashing your disk over getting actual work done, and minds his own business instead of doing what you tell it to.
UI still... oh, I can't even talk about that.

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