Vista Prices Going Down

"Microsoft has announced more discounted pricing for Vista"

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 27/03/07
Author: PV5150
Source: ars technica

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Windows Vista prices are going down...

For those of you who have already purchased a license, it's a sweet deal. For those of you who haven't, it's tough love I'm afraid.

"One of the best things about Windows Vista's new packaging is the fact that all retail versions of the OS are on one disc. If you have one copy of Vista, you have the code for almost all of the other versions. That's the driving force behind Anytime Upgrade, and it's also the reason why Microsoft is now trying to entice consumers into buying discounted licenses. This past week the company announced the Windows Vista Additional License program, which provides discounts to customers who have already purchased either a retail or an OEM edition of Windows Vista. The program was announced by Nick White, Microsoft product manager. According to White, the offer has been available for several weeks, although unannounced, and it will be made available in Europe, Asia and the Middle East early next week."

The good news is that it is a discount, and hopefully there will be more to come.

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26-03-2007, 16:55:35

a1651
They already announced Service Pack 1 for this year so thats why I'm waiting too. Also I need a sound card that is Vista compliant :rolleyes:

26-03-2007, 17:17:40

chudley
Not bothered about SP1 but believe you should get value and security for money, so would love it if they dropped the price to match that of our friends in the US, I would buy it tomorrow then.

31-03-2007, 11:51:39

Enigmachine
Vista is more secure because pirates & virus writers can't afford it. :D

31-03-2007, 11:57:45

nathan
I'll give you a little insight into why vista is more expensive in the UK than it is in the USA.

UK minimum wage: $10
USA minimum wage: $5

Now these are probs a couple $ out, but you get the point.

31-03-2007, 12:03:31

Yeungster
From what I've read from various sources on the net, vista has seen a greater than anticipated take up, when compared to XP and the like

31-03-2007, 12:18:13

Joe
well done MS it looks like the paranoia approach is working for them..

but please remember the linux patches were preemptive possible attackpoints when vista needs patched it beacuse it will (most likely) have been compromised

and may i remind you all the most secure OS is OpenBsd with only 2 security patches EVER and one was preemptive (see here)

31-03-2007, 12:28:58

nathan

well done MS it looks like the paranoia approach is working for them..

but please remember the linux patches were preemptive possible attackpoints when vista needs patched it beacuse it will (most likely) have been compromised

and may i remind you all the most secure OS is OpenBsd with only 2 security patches EVER and one was preemptive (see here)



but how many people use openbsd on a desktop pc?

31-03-2007, 12:30:57

Joe

but how many people use openbsd on a desktop pc?


Doesnt matter they get hackers to security audit the code ... oh and most webservers will be some flavour of BSD a lot are openbsd because of the apache CHROOT jail

31-03-2007, 12:33:24

nathan

Doesnt matter they get hackers to security audit the code ... oh and most webservers will be some flavour of BSD a lot are openbsd because of the apache CHROOT jail




ooooo, the apache CHROOT jail thingy, i know what you mean........ :eek:

31-03-2007, 16:39:34

equk
I just found this, quite interesting :)
14 'missing' Microsoft patches, I think almost all of them effect Vista+IE7.

missing Microsoft patches
Published: 2007-01-05,
Last Updated: 2007-03-30 21:43:01 UTC
by Swa Frantzen (Version: 37)


The latest one:

Remote code execution through animated cursor downloads

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