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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RE[2]: Downgrade right to Win7 Pro?
by zima on Mon 9th Jul 2012 23:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Downgrade right to Win7 Pro?"
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XP starts losing software support. And 2k3/XP64 weren't ever that great with it, or with graphics support (writing from a 2k3 box BTW; and sure, you can toy around with forcing the apps to run so on ...but it's silly to expect such approach in ~corporate settings)

It would be very much a downgrade from Vista, especially the present service-packed one (which is BTW adored by people under the VistaSE moniker, aka Win7)

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