No doubt there will be more news on this soon but Microsoft have just e-mailed Builder AU with the local prices for Microsoft's Vista operating system. At first look it seems rather expensive for the high-end version, retailing at $751.
However a spokesperson for Microsoft said in the e-mail release that "Microsoft is committed to keeping prices low for customers, Windows Vista editions will be offered at prices comparable to equivalent Windows XP versions."
Recommended Retail Pricing (RRP) is as follows:
|Vista SKUs||Recommended Retail Price (AU)|
|Windows Vista Home Basic||$385|
|Windows Vista Home Basic Upgrade||$199|
|Window Vista Home Premium||$455|
|Window Vista Home Premium Upgrade Academic||$179|
|Window Vista Home Premium Upgrade||$299|
|Windows Vista Ultimate||$751|
|Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade||$495|
|Windows Vista Business||$565|
|Windows Vista Business Upgrade||$379|
Additional information on the various editions of Windows Vista can be found here