Windows Vista Prices Leaked

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  1. Primal

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    It looks like Microsoft Canada has accidentally leaked some details of the price of Windows Vista.

    Full Version
    •Vista Ultimate: $499CAN
    •Vista Business: $379CAN
    •Vista Home Premium: $299CAN
    •Vista Home Basic: $259CAN
    Upgrade Version
    •Vista Ultimate Upgrade: $299CAN
    •Vista Business Upgrade: $249CAN
    •Vista Home Premium Upgrade: $199 CAN
    •Vista Home Basic Upgrade: $129 CAN

    Unsure about US prices though... one site reported this: (direct conversion)

    Full Version
    •Vista Ultimate: $450US
    •Vista Business: $341US
    •Vista Home Premium: $269US
    •Vista Home Basic: $233
    Upgrade Version
    •Vista Ultimate Upgrade: $269US
    •Vista Business Upgrade: $224US
    •Vista Home Premium Upgrade: $179US
    •Vista Home Basic Upgrade: $116US

    another site states this:

    Full Version
    •Vista Ultimate: $349US
    •Vista Business: $269US
    •Vista Home Premium: $239US
    •Vista Home Basic: $199
    Upgrade Version
    •Vista Ultimate Upgrade: $199US
    •Vista Business Upgrade: $179US
    •Vista Home Premium Upgrade: $139US
    •Vista Home Basic Upgrade: $99US
     
  2. Optimus-JD

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    Too many versions, head is going to explode.
     
  3. j3

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    I wonder if I will need an "genuine" XP to use an upgrade version
     
  4. DevilzFan

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    I'm sure one will.

    As for the prices, seems about right.
     
  5. soundwaveCA

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    $200 for the premium upgrade sounds fair to me. Good thing I got a genuine copy of XP.
     
  6. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    Wow...

    I think my next "upgrade" will be to Max OS XI...
     
  8. Jux

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    Send Streck a PM, he'll be able to help you get around it.
     
  9. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    *grunt*Too bad Halo 2 can only be played in Vista
     
  10. Streck

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    By all means.

    OS X, released 2001:

    $129 for v10.0
    $0 for v10.1, because v10.0 couldn't even play DVDs
    $129 for v10.2
    $129 for v10.3
    $129 for v10.4

    Total so far = $516

    Windows XP, released 2001:

    $299 for Professional (screw Home)
    $0 for all service packs, hotfixes, and other updates

    Total so far = $299

    I wouldn't say that Apple is the best way to go if price is your main consideration.
     
  11. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    "But it's great for video editing!"

    I bet my music videos would be a bazillion times better if I edited them on a Mac.
     
  12. Gigatron_2005

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    F*ck that!! 350-450 for Ultimate??! Thats f*cking robbery. I wonder if I will be able to get a student discount on it or something. I still wants my DX10 games. :( 


    BTW:

    •Ubuntu Linux: $0 US/CAN

    :D  and XGL desktop on Ubuntu rocks the shit out of Aero.
     
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    I mainly said that as a joke, because unless they've changed it, once you install Vista and "register" it with your computer, that's it. You can't just buy another registration code unless you get one of the packages, or even legitimately put it on another machine. Once it's on, it's on that machine. It locks it down to the hardware level.

    If they've changed that, please let me know.
     
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    Jesus fucking christ! $450 for an OS??? I don't care if it IS "Ultimate Vista," at that price, the damn thing had also play some XBOX360 games or something. Like wash my car or do my laundry.


    In all seriousness, does anyone know what the Ultimate version does that Microsoft feels they can get away with that price point?
     
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    I think it comes with an attachment to wipe your *** after a crap...

    It sure better for THAT price.
     
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    Well, a brief Google revealed that it took the best features of the Business and Home versions and combined them into a single OS. But, still...

    I don't know, I was sort of hoping that they would ALREADY be doing that with each additional version. I mean, why buy the Business version(s) when it won't be able to perform in ways that the cheaper (Home) version would?

    (Still happy the updates are free, though)
     
  17. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    I'll wait for the first service pack, buy the cheapest version, and force it to do whatever I want regardless of what features it's supposed to have or whether it's supposedly locked to my hardware etc. That's exactly what I did with XP, and I have no reason to expect it to be any different this time.
     
  18. RabidYak

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    Buy the version that does what you need folks, thats why there are so many of them. I hardly think that most of the folks crying about the price of Ultimate are going to need business-critical encryption levels or the ability to connect to a domain at home.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    I feel so confused.
     
  20. ckhtiger

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    this helps to reinforce my belief that I should wait for this to come out before getting a new computer, instead of getting the new computer now and then upgrading to vista.
     

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