Microsoft slashing price on some versions of Vista

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  1. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    They should have dropped Ultimate to $199, IMO.
     
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    Considering Microsoft has practically abandoned Windows Ultimate Extras, I personally don't see the point in even shipping Ultimate anymore.

    Here's a thought: get rid of Vista Basic, make Ultimate the new Home Premium, keep Vista Business and call it a deal.
     
  3. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds good. I'm very glad they're dropping the price of the OS.

    I downloaded the developer's version of SP1 for Vista and I can totally tell the difference.

    I actually like the look of Vista a lot. It's random spazzes, not so much....
     
  4. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    I agree, Vista is very pretty. And the install my parents have is actually working pretty well.

    Problem is, after a few minutes of trying to get stuff done it's very obvious that it's a MS OS. So un-intuitive and cumbersome to deal with.
     
  5. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. The reason I love Macs is because they just work. Mac OS X is very nice and it's definitely my favorite OS (and will always be, until OS XI) :p
     
  6. Smoogz macrumors member

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    Im suprised they're even lowering the price right now.... the EU just fined MS a pretty hefty sum. Link to Story Since reading about this ive been telling everyone I meet that there's no better time than now to buy Apple products :p
     
  7. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. That is why I won't buy Microsoft products, not because I think they're inferior, but because Microsoft drops support for some or all of the features with little or no notice! Better yet, they should just drop Basic and Home Premium, lower Ultimate to $129, drop "Ultimate" from the name and then keep Business around for...Businesses. :p
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Or how about they just slash Vista period. That is what I would call a deal... ;) :D :cool:
     
  9. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Amen
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Heck, make it free! Then I wouldn't have to download it from a torrent sit around thinking about how I can't afford it. :D






















    I'm kidding.
     
  11. Galapp macrumors regular

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    lol, they are slashing prices so they sell something this year... last year, vista was predicted to sell X versions, and the real thing was like 80% less than predictions XD

    VISTA SUCKS...
     
  12. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I say MS should abandon Vista as a whole and hope that Windows 7 doesn't suck nearly as much... and get it on the shelves in less than 5 years (like it took for vista)
     
  13. LizKat macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like a draft for a new Mac vs PC ad :)
     
  14. SkyBell macrumors 604

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  15. nhaque macrumors member

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    Perhaps you're right about the sales number, but vista looks pretty nice, I do like how it looks. And for the stability part, I think vista is a fine os, although sometimes its a pain. As for those of you who are Mac fanboys I think what i say here is pretty useless.
    p/s: I do use OSX too
     
  16. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still going to buy this for my MacBook Air though...
     

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  17. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    my fresh install of Vista lasted about 6 months before it crapped out and random processes started crashing
     
  18. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

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    Every time I try to open that article, Safari crashes. Is my MPB jealous much?
     

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