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News Vista available for pre-order in UK

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 3 Jan 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    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.
     
  3. M4RTIN

    M4RTIN New Member

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    :eeek: £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
     
  4. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    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 ;))
     
  5. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    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.
     
  6. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    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!

    -ed out
     
  7. lamboman

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    I found out about Overclockers selling Vista slightly before you guys did :) which is amazing, but also that the prices were low!
     
  8. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    How much was XP when it was released? from what i can remember it was more, but i may be wrong with that

    Sam
     
  9. DLoney

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    A Bad-ass looking box.
    :D
     
  10. ComputerKing

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    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 !!

    Thanks
     
  11. Buzzons

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    what is the diff then between the OEM and the Retail versions?
     
  12. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    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.
     
  13. Bladestorm

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    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.
     
  14. DarkReaper

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    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?
     
  15. MrBadidea

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    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.
     
  16. kempez

    kempez modding again!

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    You mean Retail XP? Costs a fortune tbh, always has
     
  17. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    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.
     
  18. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    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. :)
     
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    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.
     
  20. DarkReaper

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    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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