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Seriously Microsoft!!?? 5 Versions of 7!???

By jmgarvin ·
http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/03/windows-7-skus-announced-yes-your-worst-nightmare-has-come-to/2

I mean honestly, this is just out of hand and look at the price points!!?? What is MS trying to do?

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That was the problem!

by w2ktechman In reply to Six

in the morning Nobody wants to read about Win 7 and how MS will screw it up. Gotta wait a few hours for something like that

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hahaha...Ya, nobody wants to hear it so early ;-)

by jmgarvin In reply to That was the problem!

You gotta time it right ;-)

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Too many someones

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Seriously Microsoft!!?? ...

are paralyzed by indecision?

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Strange...

by DHCDBD In reply to Seriously Microsoft!!?? ...

I searched Microsoft.com, MSDN, and Windows Live. I could not find a single reference to how many versions of W7 will ship or the expected price breaks.

Engadget wrote that M$ has confirmed. Then why is it not on an M$ site.

Engadget drew their article from GeekZone who wrote:
"Microsoft is annoucing the Windows 7 SKU lineup with different Windows 7 editions for specific market requirements. Each SKU is a superset of the previous SKU. This means that each higher edition SKU will have every feature lower edition SKUs have."

Notice no names given.

Sounds like unfounded rumor, smoke and mirrors, and speculation.

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I finally found reference to it.

by DHCDBD In reply to Strange...
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Re: Seriously Microsoft!!?? 5 Versions of 7!???

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Seriously Microsoft!!?? ...

Sorry but that is only 50% of what will be the available 7 Product Range.

It's only the 32 Bit Versions no mention of the 64 Bit Versions which should be the same. :)

As they are retail prices it's about the equivalent of XP for the Home and Pro versions.
The reality is that we will only see 2 or 3 of them in normal use though the Home Basic for Domestic users and maybe a few professional thrown in for good measure and for Business use Professional or Business on the rest.

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This is pretty lousy

by RobCorro In reply to Seriously Microsoft!!?? ...

The Home Basic looks awful, but it seems it'll only be available in developing countries and be limited to running three apps at a time. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-10155193-75.html

If that's their strategy for getting piracy-addled third world nations to get genuine, then it's a pretty poor solution. If anything it'll fuel yet more piracy and, worse for Microsoft, Linux adoption, whose uptake is much higher in poorer nations. I'm a Linux zealot through and through and of course I love to point these things out, but seriously Microsoft, this is a *terrible* idea.

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ROFLMAO

by w2ktechman In reply to This is pretty lousy

"Also, Microsoft will make it easier to move from one version to another. With Vista, Microsoft introduced the notion of being able to easily upgrade from one version to another, though a special upgrade disk was needed. Windows 7, despite its many versions, will actually come as a single piece of code, or image. That means all the features will come loaded onto a Windows 7 PC, ready to be unlocked with an upgrade product key."

Didnt they go away from this model when moving from NT4 to Win2k? Wasnt the reason, it was too easy to hack and unlock everything? ROFLMAO

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Back to square one...

by jmgarvin In reply to ROFLMAO

It's obvious MS is letting marketing run the show and not anyone with any technical knowledge.

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