While I might not be a fan of MS Vista.....

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  1. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

    SiliconAddict

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    Free is free.

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    I got it through a MS promotion at http://www.powertogether.com/ You needed to watch 3 demos of the "Power of Vista".
    Meh. All I did was let the webinar run in the background with the audio off on my computer. That being said I won't load this thing until there is solid support in bootcamp on my MacBook Pro or until I build a new Core 2 Duo Extreme desktop this summer. Whichever comes first. Desktop probably won't go Vista ever since the release Candidates that I tried had a MASSIVE headache with bittorrent. I foresee Vista sitting on the shelf collecting dust for a while though.

    Anyone else get in on this offer? I know that it was widely publicized a few months back and they handed out something like 30,000 I think. Love or hate Windows *shrugs* You can't beat free.

    PS- I've earned it huh. Why do I get this image of wallowing through a swage pipe like in Shawshank redemption? :p
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Because Windows is the sewage pipe of computing? :D
     
  3. jono_3 macrumors regular

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    you could always just sell your copy......and use the money for leopard :rolleyes:
     
  4. valdore macrumors 65816

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    It says now they're done with the free gifts. Shame, because I'd actually put it on my peecee. :(
     
  5. takao macrumors 68040

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    yea hthat's what one get's for not following vista news.. i could have really used it sooner or later
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    SiliconAddict: Its worth every penny you paid.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Can't say that I would use Vista, even if I got it for free. :p ;) :D :)
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I wouldn't switch from OS X since it's essentially perfect for me right now, but I'd certainly take it and try it out.
     
  9. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Great advice, I'd say go for it!
     
  10. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Oh man... its over? I really needed windows too... I just lost my activation code and I am screwed... That's what I get for moving to college and throwing some things away... That would have been the perfect solution to play games... Other wise I'm stuck buying XP...
     
  11. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    I would have done it, but too late. I wouldn't want to use it until Apple gives it the Boot Camp "OK" anyway.
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, seemed like a pretty good deal to me. "Ain't no shame." ;)
     
  13. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, MS is most likely providing you with a NFR "Not For Resale" copy. If you try to sell this on ebay, forums, etc. MS will be on you like white on rice.

    By the way, through the same program I am receiving a copy of Office 2007. I had signed up for Vista, but ended up with this. I wonder what happened?
     

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