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Windows 8 pricing for system builders said to be same as Windows 7

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    Windows 8 pricing for system builders said to be same as Windows 7

    Expect to pay just under $100 per copy for the consumer version if you're a smaller OEM or putting together a homebrew PC, according to the latest scuttlebutt.

    Pricing information around Windows 8 has been trickling out over the past few months. I've received a new drip of information -- this time about system-builder pricing for Windows 8.

    Read more at source:
    Windows 8 pricing for system builders said to be roughly the same as Windows 7 | ZDNet

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    This part is a bit concerning;

    "System Builder copies of Windows 8 will not include transfer rights," said the source, who added that the only way for DIYers to get transfer rights will be to buy Software Assurance from Microsoft.
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    This may clear that up...

    How the new Windows 8 license terms affect you | Page 2 | ZDNet

    But keep in mind, it has always been this way, it is just now being put out for all to understand.
    Many people have been doing some of these things which have never been legal to begin with.
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    Looks like there is an update to the article.

    Update: ZDNet's Ed Bott has some clarifications around Transfer Rights, based on licenses he's seen and analyzed. Bott wrote recently if somone buys a copy of a Windows 8 system-builder license and then sells a PC running that license, there are no transfer rights. But the new Windows 8 system-builder license includes a personal-use license that stipulates a DIYer/hobbyist can buy the System Builder software, install it on one's own PC or virtual machine and keep the right to transfer that license to another PC that the individual owns.
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    Ah..ok that update makes more sense to me.
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