Windows 7: Which Edition will you get?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wrldwzrd89, Sep 24, 2009.

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Which Windows 7 edition will you get?

Poll closed Oct 22, 2009.
  1. Home Basic

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  2. Home Premium

    17 vote(s)
    25.8%
  3. Professional

    26 vote(s)
    39.4%
  4. Ultimate

    14 vote(s)
    21.2%
  5. Other Edition

    7 vote(s)
    10.6%
  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #1
    When Windows 7 arrives on October 22, assuming you're updating to it: Which edition best fits your needs? I'm a power user, so Windows 7 Ultimate is the obvious best fit for me.
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    I ordered the Home Premium edition back in July at a special discount price.
     
  3. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I'm waiting for discounts on Professional. I don't need the "features" of Ultimate.
     
  4. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

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    I already have my retail copy of 7 ultimate edition. Got it for $20 :)
     
  5. Nohg macrumors member

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  6. DivineEvil macrumors regular

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    I already got Windows 7 Ultimate (N) (both 32bit & 64bit). Installed on a few machines...

    Not to mention that I got all the versions :) on 2 DVDs. 1for 32bit, 1 for 64bit versions.
     
  7. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Most likely Home Premium here.

    Don't need bitlocker (I would rather use trucrypt)
     
  8. Mousse macrumors 68000

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  10. BradenG macrumors regular

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    Going to use the educational discount through Microsoft and get Professional Edition - it's $30.
     
  11. JLUGO35 Guest

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    I have Windows 7 Professional thanks to MSDN and the University of South Carolina.
     
  12. TJRiver macrumors 6502

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    Objection, the question assumes facts not in evidence, e.g. that will ever buy another Windoze OS:D
     
  13. gkarris macrumors 604

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    My new job - I took a massive paycut... :(

    Windows 7 Basic upgrade's like a $100?

    Not worth upgrading my $379 Acer from Vista Basic...

    Not worth upgrading my old Win XP Thinkpad (only worth about $100 to start with).

    I spent $25 instead to upgrade to Snow Leopard... :)
     
  14. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    My dad got three copies of Windows 7 Home Premium for our computers - XPS 410, Studio 540, and Studio 1537 - during the special discount period. I'm looking forward to it, especially getting a retail box with it.
     
  15. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Good point. Didn't take that into account... anyway, I totally forgot about MSDNAA. I happen to have access to it.
     
  16. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    I currently own 2 proffesional windows 7 licenses and have one installed via bootcamp on my mbp and one on my pc

    they both were free :D because i got it from uni through microsoft academic alliance. And early too! yey and i still have 4 more keys I can use (32bit editions tho only recieved 2 64bit ones)
     
  17. dimme macrumors 65816

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  18. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    Shouldn't you have included "none?" because that is the edition I'm going to buy...
     
  19. Nermal Moderator

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  20. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    :D

    Same here!
     
  21. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Downloaded/installed Windows 7 Professional from my school. It was free, and well worth it. :D
     
  22. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    Shoo Troll

    Pay attention to the thread before you come in and make a fool of yourself.

     
  23. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    I think it was a joke, and a damned funny one at that. Take a chill pill will you?
     
  24. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    you would find a "joke" like that funny. The reality is, a lot of users use both and could care less about mac vs windows. only fanboys perpetuate that feud and its lame. bottom line, both your posts don't really add anything to the thread. I personally am going to buy the microsoft action pack and have all versions, so i can't wait. I just need to get some partitioning software so that i can dual boot my work PC so that i can load WIN7 on it. I am stoke for the official launch!

     
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