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    Default Re: Windows 7 Beta Expire > Upgrade Option?

    Sounds like its more hassle than its worth. I guess Ill just pirate another M$ OS. Done so since Windows 98.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NimrodAUS View Post
    Sounds like its more hassle than its worth. I guess Ill just pirate another M$ OS. Done so since Windows 98.
    Its no hassle at all, just buy a computer after July 1st 09 and you will get a free upgrade to Windows 7 of the same kind. ( Ultimate, Business etc) just not basic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan1476 View Post
    Its no hassle at all, just buy a computer after July 1st 09 and you will get a free upgrade to Windows 7 of the same kind. ( Ultimate, Business etc) just not basic.
    Well I guess. Still think they should just ditch vista and move everyone to windwos 7. Its not like it really cost them hundreds of dollars per disk to make hey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NimrodAUS View Post
    Well I guess. Still think they should just ditch vista and move everyone to windwos 7. Its not like it really cost them hundreds of dollars per disk to make hey!
    I am not a big Microsoft Fan but this is business, yes Vista was a failure, the business community never embraced it at all, but I dont think that all their R&D should be free, I always support developers that make software I use, and that includes MS, there is always Linux if you dont like the Windows platform. People will pay and they know it, personally just from testing the new RC1 of Windows 7 I think it will be a success, but thats just my opinion. all the software that works with Vista 64bit works with Windows 7, 64bit, Ultimate in both versions. I am looking forward to it going final. It will give me an excuse to build a new computer with the Corei7965 and 2 SSDs in Raid 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan1476 View Post
    I am not a big Microsoft Fan but this is business, yes Vista was a failure, the business community never embraced it at all, but I dont think that all their R&D should be free, I always support developers that make software I use, and that includes MS, there is always Linux if you dont like the Windows platform. People will pay and they know it, personally just from testing the new RC1 of Windows 7 I think it will be a success, but thats just my opinion. all the software that works with Vista 64bit works with Windows 7, 64bit, Ultimate in both versions. I am looking forward to it going final. It will give me an excuse to build a new computer with the Corei7965 and 2 SSDs in Raid 1.
    I agree with you that windows 7 will be a success. It runs so well and does 99% of things right. I have an opinion about free upgrades though. If I went out and bought a new car and the wheels kept falling off, and it happened to every other car of the same model, id expect the manifacture to fix the problem. Even Cars out of Warranty if there is discovered to be a flaw they recall them and fix the problem. But If My wheels kept falling off and they just said to me Ill just have to buy another newer model to solve the problem then well I wouldnt like that. This is exactly what Microsoft is doing. They dont even care about fixing vista, they are just going to release W7 and expect everyone to Upgrade again to that to fix the problem with vista. From what ive read of SP2 for vista its nothing major in the performance sector. FFS After SP1 you can still delete your recycle bin. You cant in W7 . On this topic, Microsoft are Fraking up older software like Office 2003 and Office XP to make you buy office 2007. Example. After a recent update outlook crashes upon closing on Windows XP pro. You send an error report which in turn replies to you to purchace Office 2007. WTF. On vista it hangs upon closing and sometimes crashes on closing. IDK WTF they are thinking. I hate it when they send out an update that Fraks a working PC up. Dont even get me started on SP3 for XP. For some reason a large majority of the PC's I am responsible for refused to take the Microsoft Update Version of SP3 or even the Redistributed version. Just crapped out towards the end and you end up having to do a system restore because it ends up BSOD. I mean come on. Microsoft would have so much money, isnt it about time someone played fair, and admit they totally Fraked up and say sorry, heres your free copy of Windows 7.
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    I agree with you, it would be a nice gesture on their part, but it just is not realistic, your analogy of a car with the wheels falling off, would be a threat to peoples safety, this is no such thing, Vista like Windows 7 had a beta and an RC1, it was not good then and its not good now, but people had the choice whether to purchase it or not, the business community ignored it. People like us bought it, because we are on the cutting edge. Even most of the vendors provided a copy of XP to those who did not want Windows Vista preinstalled on their new machines. Now Microsoft has responded in short order with a new OS, they will also offer a new SP2 for Vista users, that I believe will contain most of the fixes in Windows 7. This is a matter of choice. I will choose to buy Windows 7 but like you I agree it would be nice to get it for free, but thats not a good business decision on MS part, in the future they will develop better Operating Systems and we will buy them also, someone has to pay for the R&D or we would still be using DOS. To bad its us that will be paying the price but that's the way it works.
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