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Don't Expect Deals Before Windows 8 Debuts

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    Don't Expect Deals Before Windows 8 Debuts


    Microsoft is unlikely to offer price cuts for Windows 8 upgrades, as it did before the release of Windows 7, analyst says.

    "I would expect upgrade pricing to consumers to be on par with Windows 7," said Stephen Baker of the NPD Group. "They had a compelling reason to get consumers off of Vista and priced [it] to make that happen [in 2009]. But the reason to get consumers onto a more modern platform with a software upgrade is a lot less now than in 2009."

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    A price deal is not necessarily warranted for Windows 8.

    It would take a book to describe the improvements in this OS versus Windows 7 and earlier. I think a fair estimate is that they have made tens of thousands of improvements. Most of these are system wide and under the hood for geeks and techs to appreciate.

    The OS is magnificent and the best system available to the general public.

    By the way, one may go directly to the desktop (bypassing the metro) by using hibernation. 8 uses a super fast scheme to hibernate your desktop and cold reboot (from hibernation) in less than 10 seconds.

    Also, the familiar start menu is available.

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    Hi there
    It's a free market in a sluggish economy -- so ALL bets are off on speculating whether deals will appear or not.
    I'm sure these will be based on business decisions taken nearer the time. I can't imagine decent update deals NOT being offered however - depends on

    1) Does MS want to kill off W7 - strange as corporations are JUST beginning to switch from XP --they won't want do do the whole thing again almost immediately and

    2) do MS really want to push W8 or just let it feel its own way while they possibly develop a tablet and adapt W8 as a proper smartphone OS.

    cheers
    jimbo
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    Microsoft is in a strong position to sell Operating Systems. People need Operating Systems like they need food. Windows 8 will be targeted to the "consumer" and not business. It is quite amazing that this OS will be sold to people in every country on the planet. All over Europe, India, Russia, Australia, Japan, etc...

    The life of an Operating System is determined by current technology.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Microsoft is in a strong position to sell Operating Systems. People need Operating Systems like they need food. Windows 8 will be targeted to the "consumer" and not business. It is quite amazing that this OS will be sold to people in every country on the planet. All over Europe, India, Russia, Australia, Japan, etc...

    The life of an Operating System is determined by current technology.


    I'm not sure you should be trying to bamboozle everyone with logic.
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    Nice bit of news. I am surprised however. They usually offer free upgrades for recently purchased new computers.
    Still, a new OS for the price of a large pizza !
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    That makes sense.

    Win8 is so unpopular , they will have a hard job selling it for much more than that.

    In case you hadn't noticed, MS is changing its business model.

    They are going all out for full line forcing.

    What does this bit mean:

    With the free Windows 8 Pro offer available for PCs running Windows 7 Home Basic or above, we'd expect this offer to be popular over the back-to-school and holiday periods
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    It means that people will be using Windows 8.

    I do not believe they will have a hard job selling it.
    Free (or low cost) upgrades are normal and expected with newly bought systems having an older version OS.

    In the marketplace, there is always an enticement for a new product.

    Store bought Windows 8 will be priced the same as Windows 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista, and 7.

    I am not a Microsoft hater.
    They make useful products that you can choose to buy or not.

    You are welcome to use DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista, 7 or Windows NT.
    You are welcome to use Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Suse ...
    ...Or Linux Mint or Slax.
    Give MAC a go !
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