Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 3 Jan 2007.
Well the OEM versions are more on track for the kind of prices most people would be willing to pay. I would still suggest though that they need dropping a few quid.
Scrap "basic" and make premium 50 quid and "ultimate" £99 and I'm sure a fair few more people would buy it.
£360 .. thats an insane amount to drop on an os, especially as right now i personally couldnt see any point over xp, except some of my stuff wouldnt work
That's a much better price, and definitely more realistic. I could see myself purchasing it at that price.
Still, Ubuntu's free. They can't beat that
(Unless my Uni's MSDN-AA site starts offering Vista for download )
OEM prices are reasonable, but the Retail prices are ridiculous. What is the advantage of the Retail copy?
With XP MS allow you to reactivate the OEM copy quite a few times, even with different hardware.
I agree! The OEM prices are what it should retail at. £360 for an OS is a bit like the RIAA asking for 1.65 Trillion from allofmp3.com. Not going to happen!
I found out about Overclockers selling Vista slightly before you guys did which is amazing, but also that the prices were low!
How much was XP when it was released? from what i can remember it was more, but i may be wrong with that
A Bad-ass looking box.
Ok I have 1 Q :
the 64-bit Will Work With me !! what the different between 32 / 64 bit !!
If 64-bit Work With me I will Hit Buy
SO Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Edition DVD Will Work With me !!
what is the diff then between the OEM and the Retail versions?
It was nowhere near £360. More like £160 for the full retail version, I think.
It's still a helluva lot of money, especially when compared to what Apple charge for OS X.
Didn't they say at some point that the rules on what they considered a legit purchase to get an oem copy of windows with would be changing ? (I can't remember if it was to only complete system builds or what now mind) or am I thinking of something different ?
Edit add : and yeah £80 is a great deal more attractive actually might have considered ultimate at £135 .. considering pro at the retail prices would be paying through the nose.
64-bit is obviously the way forward but all I can remember is tons of hassle with driver incompatibility - anyone care to enlighten me as to whether this is still the case or do the 64bit OSes get full support?
Give me a shout if they actually ship this stuff before anybody else.
I give it 50/50 if they'll actually send anything Vista out before the likes of Dabs.
You mean Retail XP? Costs a fortune tbh, always has
I was almost opting for the offers circulating the retailers - purchase XP MCE/Home/Pro and receive a voucher - but the OEM prices look even more inviting. £135 isn't bad for the Ultimate edition.
Depends who makes your hardware. It was easy to find drivers for all of my hardware, a lot of it was installed by Vista automatically.
If you look on Amazon, the price for Vista Ultimate is £369.99. However, jumping over the pond onto Amazon.com, its $379.99. That's the frustrating bit.
Hmm. Will there be any form of region control then, or will any dedicated geek be leaving the US with a brand new OEM copy delivered from newegg?
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