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Originally Posted by Kane2207 View Post

There is no current method of pirating 8, you'd have to wait and hope a KMS server was compromised and even then MS can close that down rather quickly.

It was well publicised that there was a loop hole using WMC to gain a free legit key, anyone that was too tight for £15 could have got it then

Didn't know that. Didn't really look into windows 8 though to be honest...
post #72 of 188
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Originally Posted by robbo2 View Post

I was never able to find it cheap here in Australia anyway. Not that I looked very hard since I'm not interested.

Officeworks have it for $48.72. You won't find a retail copy cheaper anywhere else I don't think.

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Originally Posted by RiverOfIce View Post

Actually they went back to xp with windows 7. But I will argue that vista was not that far out of the cycle anyway. Windows 8, really is not windows.

Microsoft fired the only person that really pushed for the removal of the start menu. He had to bully the idea through the system and with him gone, there is no reason for them to bring it back.

Microsoft has sold 60 million copies of windows 8 to oem suppliers, retail store, and end users. But apps to return back the start menu, like pokki are insanely popular. In fact, pokki has been installed in more then 1.5 million windows 8 machines. When 1 in 60 of your total sales says you got it wrong, it is time to fix it.

Backflips look bad. Microsoft will not backflip. They need to appear to have some sort of vision if they want any chance of competing in the consumer market in the medium and long term, and bringing back "legacy" Windows components damages that razor thin vision. Besides, the people who are installing those start menu applications are mainly self-described "enthusiasts" who can't handle change. As sales increase that percentage will drop off, because the majority of sales always come from OEM machine sales and people who buy those will only install a start menu application if it replaces the Ask.com toolbar in the installer of some crappy antivirus trial.
    
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YAY Windows 8 Will be more expensive now more people will buy it!
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Wow. Solid strategy, you have a shaky OS that many people don't like, it sells "meh" compared to your previous OS, and what do you do? You raise its price!
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Whats the retail price of windows 8?

I mean these are upgrade only prices right?

I can only find the system builder copy on amazon for 110$ which i know isn't the same as a retail copy.
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SO now instead of Windows 8 being a piece of junk OS now it is an EXPENSIVE piece of junk OS.

Microsoft.....the dumbest of the OS market. biggrin.gif
post #77 of 188
I saw a pro retail version (NOT AN UPGRADE) for $70.
They're gonna sell it at 200 my ass.
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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post

Is it just me, or have the days of $200 operating systems, or software in general, long passed?

In fact most software, outside the gaming world, costs well above 120 bucks. Office, CAD Suites, Adobe Suites, etc. I do not believe they will effect their sales much by running the price up.
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Doesn't bother me, Microsoft. Sticking to Windows 7... and if you want to keep pulling this crap, I'll head over to Ubuntu after I'm done with 7.
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Moar Cores!!! Prices!!!
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