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If they plan on selling a new Windows every few years they had better plan on reducing the price heavily.

Either, properly reduce the price for people buying upgrade versions, instead of there only being a tiny difference (E.G. $200 for the full version, $150 for the upgrade? No.) Make it so that if I paid $200 two years earlier, the price for an upgrade is $100, maybe even less seeing as the previous legit key becomes invalid.

Reduce the price majorly because the amount they charge compared with the frequency they plan on releasing updates/new versions amounts to more people pirating. I'm not saying anything concrete, but I'll be thinking twice about upgrading if the price is the same price as Windows 7.... Because I bought Vista Ultimate at retail for £200, then Windows 7 Ultimate for £200 three years later. I will not be buying Windows 8 for £200 anytime soon. It's far, FAR too much for an operating system.
nobody is forcing you to pay £200 for ultimate, I paid £70 for vista home premium in september 2007 and £70 for 7 home premium in october 2009. I would have no problem paying £70 again for 8 home premium.
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Yeah i'll upgrade i suppose, get it free from uni no doubt
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Oh. My. God.

I hadn't seen that clip in years. 0:36 is the face of bear-rage, I swear.
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I cant wait, want to see wants the diff between that and W7
    
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nobody is forcing you to pay £200 for ultimate, I paid £70 for vista home premium in september 2007 and £70 for 7 home premium in october 2009. I would have no problem paying £70 again for 8 home premium.
No my point is that if they're going to release a new product again in 3 years time, they should give upgrade users a major discount.
    
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They're being consistent with their past releases, the only release of Windows that took very long was Vista. Look at the chart here:
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Windows 1.0 - 1985
Windows 2.0 - 1987
Windows 2.1 - 1988
Windows 3.0 - 1990
Windows 3.1 - 1992
Windows NT 3.5 - 1994
Windows 95 - 1995
Windows NT 4.0 - 1996
Windows 98 - 1998
Windows 2000 - 2000
Windows ME - 2000
Windows XP - 2002
Windows Vista - 2007 2006
Windows 7 - 2009
Windows 8 - 2012
Note how there's been a release every one or two years, Vista and 8 being the exceptions. Windows 8 is actually taking longer to release than any other version of Windows to date minus Windows Vista.
Fixed for you.
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IMO vista was the worst OS on planet earth. 7 is amazing. Let's hope Win8 keeps up the trend.
    
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Whos the mac guy?
the glasses one
also steve something?
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IMO vista was the worst OS on planet earth. 7 is amazing. Let's hope Win8 keeps up the trend.
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