Vista Packaging - Your Votes Please ...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by a456, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    ... Second thoughts, don't bother.

    Heralded across the net is Vista's innovative packing, for keeping your discs safe (http://windowsvistablog.com/photos/blog_photo_gallery/images/479307/original.aspx). It looks to me like an oversized plastic box circa 1980, the kind that tapes used to come in for the Commodore 64, I wish they'd copied Apple and gone for smaller boxes that are easier to recycle and take up less crate space - it makes financial and environmental sense, surely?

    And as for 'style', I don't think it's worth commenting on.
     
  2. Steve Jobless macrumors 6502

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    i kind of like the style, although i doubt many people will buy the box versions but rather pc bundled versions. It does remind me of microsofts software boxes for apple though
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    That's exactly what I though but less cool (though the MS:Mac boxes are very impractical.)
     
  4. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Why have such a big box for such a small CD? I commend Apple's iLife, iWork and Mac OS X box designes.
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    They should get rid of the boxes and stick with the DVD style cases they always put inside. I don't see the point of having all that cardboard packaging around the smaller DVD case when the gap between is completely empty.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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  7. worriedmac macrumors regular

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    It's not Vista, it's Office! Just thought I would comment as there are so many discussions of how windoze people are ignorant and don't know the difference between the different elements in the mac world.

    I pride myself at knowing both worlds but still picking the mac.
     
  8. ljump12 macrumors 6502

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    The reason its big packaging is becuase it forces more shelf space for it... Which will get people to see it.

    Its why all boxes are big.
     
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  11. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    The box looks great, but eventually you'll have to open it up.
     
  12. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

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    Ya its a shame cracking open such a beautiful box but after its open, the fun begins. Cant wait. Wonder when the release date is now. Feb next year right?
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's a nice box. I love being able to sit my software boxes on the shelf. The new tough plastic DVD's over the cardboard ones.
     
  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Somewhere in the general 2007-08 timeframe.
     
  15. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    That's a surprisingly very very nice design. Well I guess you deserve nice packaging if you paid $400 for the Ultimate edition. :rolleyes: I think the box /shape/ is kinda ugly in that picture. Does anyone know what the dimensions will be? if it's about the size of a DVD case then that might be OK.
     
  16. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I love the new range of packaging. I guess with all the delays to Vista and wotnot that the design team has had plenty of time to get these right :D

    OS's are at the heart of our computing lives. I'm all for a pretty box if it makes the ride feel smoother for just a few more moments.
     
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  18. nplima macrumors 6502a

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    bzzzt! Wrong! Big boxes are required for big EULA :)
     
  19. Dagless macrumors Core

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    sorta nice, but I'd prefer something plain. regular DVD box would suffice. Ah well.
     
  20. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    Now that they don't provide any documentation in software anymore, I like my software boxes to be no larger than a two disk DVD movie box.
     
  21. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    geez! the wimdows media player 11 ad on that page looks so much like iTunes 7 it's not even funny. then on MS's page, thay have a little picture of that gorillaz album cover that was shown on all those pictures of the iPod. apparently redmond really did start their photocopiers. only a little too well.
     
  22. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Agree the ultimate is niceeeeee. However, I don't like the green they use for the Home versions... :(
     
  23. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its hard to tell from the pictures just how big they are, they very well could be DVD case sized in terms of height, with a bit more width to them, and in that case they are cool by me, but i somehow doubt it.
     

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