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  1. #11


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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by 56kevins View Post
    Anybody know how much it will cost when finally released.
    If they sell it for the price of a Snow Leopard ($29.95), then it will sell. At the usual Windows prices there will be few takers of the retail version - I think.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    it will be probably as usual, around $ 120 for Home Premium OEM and Upgrade and $ 200 for the retail
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  3. #13


    WAIT JUST ONE MINUTE!!! u can buy mac OS's?
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by 56kevins View Post
    Anybody know how much it will cost when finally released.
    Kevin, I researched it on the web, and this is official: nobody knows.

    One tech site predicts different versions will run from $100-250, based on the prices for Win 7 versions.

    Another tech site predicts that MS will be making most of its profits from sales connected to the Metro Interface (X-Box Live, MS Store, etc.) and he predicts that the upgrade edition might be only $75, with no edition being more than $300. He also points out that the low price of Apple's new OS could frighten MS into lowering the price.

    A forum site points out that consumers just bought Win 7 and might not see a need to upgrade, and that would also pull the price lower.

    But officially, MS isn't talking, so these are only intelligent guesses.
    Last edited by Vince53; 24 Mar 2012 at 00:24.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by josh4eaton View Post
    WAIT JUST ONE MINUTE!!! u can buy mac OS's?
    Sure you can. But if you run it on a PC, you are violating the Apple EULA that does not allow that. Many people do it anyhow.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by josh4eaton View Post
    WAIT JUST ONE MINUTE!!! u can buy mac OS's?
    Sure you can. But if you run it on a PC, you are violating the Apple EULA that does not allow that. Many people do it anyhow.
    Wait a minute! I can run Mac OS on my PC? I thought that Macs use a different type chip that makes that impossible.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    You can't run OSX on your PC without hack it, this is really of topic and probaly not allowed to talk about it.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    You can't run OSX on your PC without hack it, this is really of topic and probaly not allowed to talk about it.
    I just looked it up. The process is incredibly difficult and includes hardware changes. Even when successful, it is difficult to keep running. Drop this one, Folks.
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  9. #19


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    Vista and Win7


    I think I was talking about Snow Leopard. But as was said, no need to persue the subject because it is not legal.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    One thing Microsoft could do, is reduce the number of potential SKUs. For Windows 8, there's speculation we'll see:

    Windows 8 ARM edition
    Windows 8 Starter Edition
    Windows 8 Home Basic
    Windows 8 Home Premium
    Windows 8 Professional
    Windows 8 Professional Plus
    Windows 8 Ultimate
    Windows 8 Enterprise

    There's also at least one new SKU to add to that list:

    Windows 8 Professional Media Centre Edition

    In the end, that list may well turn out to be incorrect however, when one looks at the number of Windows 7 editions, it probably won't be far off.

    Whether MS will actually do anything about desktop prices remains to be seen, but they really do need to think hard
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