Windows 8 pricing Increased per February 1

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    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...

    Windows 8 pricing Increased per February 1
     
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    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Oh dear. Not getting a penny out of me for that POS.
     
  3. PhazeDelta1

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    I don't have a need for it. I'm perfectly fine using Windows 7 until is becomes EOL.
     
  4. Mannerheim

    Mannerheim Ancient Guru

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    already have 1 and happy for it.
     

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    chinobino Master Guru

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    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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    Wanny Ancient Guru

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    I already forgot that I'm using Win8. It became second nature. Nothing much to complain tho, I got it for free with school...
     
  7. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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

    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!!
     
  8. SLI-756

    SLI-756 Banned

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    Go the the corner and face the wall, Microsnoop.
     
  9. Lycronis

    Lycronis Maha Guru

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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.)
     
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    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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    People are entitled to their opinions and in case you havent noticed, his sentiments are shared by many here.
     
  12. WhiteLightning

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    i bought 2 copies
     
  13. Agent-A01

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    I wouldnt touch that pos if it were free
     
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    This applies also to the poster you responded to.
     
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    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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    Thats your opinion and I'm entitled to mine bud.
     
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    lol, think I'll stick to 7 rather than install that slightly polished turd and yes, I have used it. :puke2:
     
  18. Redemption80

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    Me too.
    I bought a copy for myself, and then another one for my GF’s 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, it’s not anywhere near enough of an upgrade to pay anymore than the £25 ($40) that it is right now.
     
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    Another reason to not buy win8... Windows 7 runs fine.
     
  20. deltatux

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    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.

    deltatux
     

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