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Originally Posted by Murlocke;15299443 
You can just get Technet too. Access to all Microsoft programs... pretty much unlimited keys at your disposal, and of course 100% legal.

can you link me to the website?
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post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr;15299514 
Why is Windows so much more expensive than Mac OSX.

MS doesn't make computers and that's the only place where they can charge for their product.
    
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr;15299514 
Why is Windows so much more expensive than Mac OSX.

Because they have a faster release schedule and they already charged you three arms and five legs on the Mac hardware.
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post #34 of 42
Monopoly. Unfortunately over 85% PC user uses Windows, which means Microsoft has a huge control over price than competition. Microsoft even paid developers to develop Windows exclusive software to maintain its position.

The only reason I'm using Windows is gaming, otherwise I'd jump back to Linux or BSD. Kind of wish more game developers use OpenGL instead DirectX.
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How much does Windows cost? I never knew tongue.gif
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post #36 of 42
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How much does Windows cost? I never knew tongue.gif

199.99 rolleyes.gif or 200 dollars for the retail version. much to overpriced. if only people developed more games on opengl :C
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199.99 rolleyes.gif or 200 dollars for the retail version. much to overpriced. if only people developed more games on opengl :C

So agree with you. Either Microsoft paid these developers to use DirectX or these developers are so obsessed with DirectX. More OpenGL games = More Cross-platform games.

A friend of mine in college did a statistic study and concluded Microsoft would still make billions in profit if they cut Windows price in half. If only I can ask him to publish that study. wink.gif
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If I remember correctly you can use an unlicensed copy of Windows 7 (legal if you don't use a crack and it has a 30 day trial) and then use an upgrade key to make it legal... Which is cheaper.

Someone is selling one for Home Premium in the marketplace for $50... So if you were to download an untouched ISO... Install it... and immediately use the upgrade key you'd be completely legal and you'd save quite a few bucks.

Someone correct me over the legality of it as that is what I did. x_x
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Originally Posted by Ryleh;15299896 
If I remember correctly you can use an unlicensed copy of Windows 7 (legal if you don't use a crack and it has a 30 day trial) and then use an upgrade key to make it legal... Which is cheaper.

Someone is selling one for Home Premium in the marketplace for $50... So if you were to download an untouched ISO... Install it... and immediately use the upgrade key you'd be completely legal and you'd save quite a few bucks.

Someone correct me over the legality of it as that is what I did. x_x

Yeah, but if he cant do that I like my method and just buy the upgrade media to do a clean install. It is simple and all you need to do is a very simple registry edit and a little commands in admin mode to activate windows.

A FULL VERSION IS NOT NEEDED!
AN UPGRADE IS THE FULL VERSION!
SIMPLE AND SAVE A HUNDRED BUCKS!
TAKE IT FROM A CHEAP GEEK
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M$ doesn't sell full installs to students anymore... now you get an upgrade for the same price... so you have to have a copy of windows to upgrade from...
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"legally" you say? hypothetically if someone were to pirate windows would it work? just hypothetical talk of course
Yup of course it would work. wink.gif
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