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Hey guys I'm kind of interested in VISTA.... but I was curious, what are the pro's and cons of buying XP pro with the free upgrade to VISTA.

Also what is the price of VISTA when it is released? anyone got any ideas.....

Last think is Question about the difference between each of the XP's... What am I am I looking at for a difference between Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, and Windows XP Media Center.

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 6
The free upgrade is only if you buy from a certified system builder i.e. Dell, Gateway and so on.
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I could have sworn I've seen things on the internet where you get XP profession or what ever and you get free upgrade to a certain version of VISTA..... I don't remember it saying it had to be with a system.,
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post #4 of 6
Vista Ultimate (which has all the features) is $400. I'm not too sure about the free upgrade thing, though.
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kk besides the upgrade, how about the other windows types Pros and Cons... (Media Center, Pro and home) I'm considering buying myself my own copy of windows but not sure on the best route.
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post #6 of 6
Professional is the best. You can look up the differences on Microsoft website. But the Professional has all the features and stability you need for an overclocked, entertaining system. Media Center is if you want to run it on big screen (32" plasma...) and have like a theater inside your home.
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