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Windows 8 pricing Increased per February 1
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Default Windows 8 pricing Increased per February 1 - 01-21-2013, 08:04 | posts: 21,306 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc shares the new Windows 8 pricing that will go into effect on February 1, 2013. Despite the poor adoption of the new operating system, Microsoft decided that the current ch...

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Default 01-21-2013, 08:12 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

Oh dear. Not getting a penny out of me for that POS.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 08:54 | posts: 13,552 | Location: USA

I don't have a need for it. I'm perfectly fine using Windows 7 until is becomes EOL.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 09:03 | posts: 4,571 | Location: Finland / Helsinki

already have 1 and happy for it.


   
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Default 01-21-2013, 09:39 | posts: 736

I paid $15 to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro which I have had no issues with, so it was a good deal.

Currently Windows 8 Pro is selling on Microsoft's website for $39.99.

Microsoft is increasing that price to 5 times what it is now and over 13 times what I paid for it... Increase the price astronomically great marketing strategy!

Under Microsoft's current policy retailers are able to sell boxed copies of Windows 7 until Oct. 26, 2013 and offer new PCs with Windows 7 installed until Oct. 26, 2014.

Once Windows 7 retail discs become rare I expect their price will also go up astronomically, which is what happened with Windows XP Pro several months after Vista launched.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 12:45 | posts: 7,439 | Location: Canada, Quebec

I already forgot that I'm using Win8. It became second nature. Nothing much to complain tho, I got it for free with school...
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 14:04 | posts: 830

If it didn't sell at the discounted price guess it won't sell at all at the new price

I'm also glad it's not compatible with our FAS 2020's and CIF shares, that means we won't be using it anytime soon in our school, hurrah!!
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 14:07 | posts: 7,534 | Location: Sunny Scotland

Go the the corner and face the wall, Microsnoop.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 14:59 | posts: 1,047 | Location: South China, Maine USA

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Oh dear. Not getting a penny out of me for that POS.
Windows 8 is hardly a "POS" and it's pretty ridiculous to claim so. Not liking aspects of the OS is understandible, but making false claims or just "hating" for the sake of it isn't very respectible. You of all people should know that, being a long time member (and a moderator.)
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 15:00 | posts: 935 | Location: UK - Staffordshire \ bromsgrove

no thanks i will pass on w8 for my main rig, maybe w8 one day but not yet as w7 does i need it too for me.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 15:47 | posts: 5,588

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Windows 8 is hardly a "POS" and it's pretty ridiculous to claim so. Not liking aspects of the OS is understandible, but making false claims or just "hating" for the sake of it isn't very respectible. You of all people should know that, being a long time member (and a moderator.)
People are entitled to their opinions and in case you havent noticed, his sentiments are shared by many here.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 15:50 | posts: 23,432 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

i bought 2 copies
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 15:58 | posts: 6,779 | Location: USA

I wouldnt touch that pos if it were free
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 15:59 | posts: 95

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People are entitled to their opinions and in case you havent noticed, his sentiments are shared by many here.
This applies also to the poster you responded to.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 16:06 | posts: 487

I'm going to get another copy. stick it on an old intel dual core dell OptiPlex I've got lying about and stick it on ebay once the price goes up.

easy money
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 16:37 | posts: 11,376 | Location: England

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Windows 8 is hardly a "POS" and it's pretty ridiculous to claim so. Not liking aspects of the OS is understandible, but making false claims or just "hating" for the sake of it isn't very respectible. You of all people should know that, being a long time member (and a moderator.)
Thats your opinion and I'm entitled to mine bud.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 16:54 | posts: 124

lol, think I'll stick to 7 rather than install that slightly polished turd and yes, I have used it.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 16:57 | posts: 14,919 | Location: Glasgow

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i bought 2 copies
Me too.
I bought a copy for myself, and then another one for my GFs laptop.

Not so sure the price increase is a good idea though, while Windows8 is certainly better than 7 once you learn how to use it, its not anywhere near enough of an upgrade to pay anymore than the 25 ($40) that it is right now.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 16:58 | posts: 1

Another reason to not buy win8... Windows 7 runs fine.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 17:15 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

Got Windows 8 for $15 a pop (got 2 copies as well). Running pretty good I must say, the only gripe is still the Start Screen but I've learned to adapt to it. It's all good.

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Default 01-21-2013, 17:32 | posts: 140 | Location: Freiburg, Germany

So basically people are hating on windows 8 just because of the start screen, cause honestly i can't think of anything else.
Not liking the start menu (call it Metro) aside, which i can understand, windows 8 is just a better windows 7.

- faster boot.
- native usb 3.0 support
- native .iso support (no more daemon tools)
- better task manager
- better windows explorer, a lot better and customizable if you ask me...
- the sync option with a microsoft account to sync your own personalized settings is great
- the search it's way better displayed and organized
- repair functions
- less resources hungry (personally i see less ram usage).

I don't understand the hate, it's just a freaking menu, which you can skip with a registry tweak.
Not to mention, that clicking the left low corner is faster than clicking on the start button (if you don't like to press the windows button instead), cause you don't even need to look at it. The start menu pops out instantly.
I hate the Metro crap too, but it doesn't bother my desktop experience at all.
If you're a Vista user, or even worse a XP one, windows 8 is a must for that price.
By the way, with the upgrade you can also do a clean install.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 17:40 | posts: 917

Wow. And you know, I almost would have considered it if I ever bought a SSD and did a fresh install.

No way am I ever paying 200 with talks of "Windows Blue" coming out one day. And this just shows they have no plans whatsoever for future versions of Windows being low price upgrades. Enjoy your 100 some dollars a year to keep it fresh with Microsoft.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 18:04 | posts: 1,228 | Location: UK

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Thats your opinion and I'm entitled to mine bud.
Sidebarring here; just because someone has an opinion does not mean it can be taken as fact, or is generally correct.

And that's not my opinion, that's just the truth.

OT: Increasing the price of an operating system to normal levels is not criminal, regardless of the market response.

If you buy a new computer today, Windows 8 is going to on it and the manufacturer would have paid an OEM price for it.

If you already have a computer, you already have an operating system.

Either way; the effect on the majority is nothing.
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 18:45 | posts: 2,407 | Location: Ohio

Well, I bought a copy when it was on sale at the egg for $30 a while back. I mostly wanted it so that I could wring some more life out of a decade old XP license I have in the drawer. I have yet to install it, but I'm sure glad I didn't wait to make my purchase. :/
   
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Default 01-21-2013, 18:47 | posts: 3,503 | Location: USA

rofl more reason for me to stay away.
   
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