Windows Vista Basic to cost $199

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 05 2006 @ 20:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft today announced the U.S. prices for Windows Vista:
The software maker set the retail price for Vista at between $199 to $399, ranging from the basic version to the top-end "ultimate" edition. For customers upgrading from Windows XP, Vista will cost between $100 and $259.

Microsoft released on Friday a test version of Windows, dubbed Release Candidate 1, and made it available to more than 5 million customers worldwide.

Goldman Sachs analyst Rick Sherlund said the initial feedback on the test version of Vista is encouraging.
More info at Reuters.

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Re: Windows Vista Basic to cost $199
by Anonymous on Wednesday, Sep 06 2006 @ 02:42 CEST
Highway robbery pure and simple. No reason to upgrade from XP, not at that price. Who would bother? Fools who are easily parted with their money are the only ones I can think of.