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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.

Applications cost serious money. Operating systems (OSX: $19.99, Linux: Free) however, have become very cheap (untill the MS price hike). I understand that in the case of Linux the liscensing agreement prevent distros from charging, and that Apple makes the money off of the hardware sales and other pruchases (read: iTunes). MS needs to take the position of Linux and sell the addon software (VM stuff, business management, etc...) to make a profit, but sell the OS for pennies. They can try the Apple route, and have to an extent with the Xbox and Surface tablets, but I don't see them having the same level of success with the desktop/laptop market.
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Didn't read through the whole thread but what about the price of the full version of Windows 8 Pro? Those are OEM I think and not retail. Will those be going up too?
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post #83 of 188
Windows Eighpple ...
Steve Balmer's going to get a heart attack, atleast if his jumping correlates to the relative price of whatever product he's bouncing for.
Well whatever, I don't care anymore. Microsoft can sure keep trying to fix the XP-problem by releasing unneccessary GUI upgrades much like Apple releases a "new" OS every year (no I don't care enough to find out how ofte, I'm fine with "more often than Microsoft.)

Honestly they won't have a hit, regardless of price, this jump is nothing more than a nothing of anything. Unless they release a XP-2 "One boring as hell GUI to unite them all" any move: Price hike or Steam Sale will have the same effect as farting in rough weather. Price isn't the issue...High or low, not an issue.
 
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I ran Windows 8 for 1 month, BSOD a lot due to immature drivers and games will be affected by the Metro UI performance running in the background. You will experience micro-shuttering in Windowed mode games. Yes I do play some games on Windowed mode especially MMO lol and if you have dual screen, you might want to.

 
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post #85 of 188
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I ran Windows 8 for 1 month, BSOD a lot due to immature drivers and games will be affected by the Metro UI performance running in the background. You will experience micro-shuttering in Windowed mode games. Yes I do play some games on Windowed mode especially MMO lol and if you have dual screen, you might want to.

Same here, had it running on my laptop for a few months and started getting BSOD's after some updates. I don't have time for that and need a proper working laptop for work so I am putting Win 7 back on right now.
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Not interested. Not that I ever have to pay full price working in a resell shop like I do.
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I bought a few upgrade licenses just because of all the useless copies of XP floating around. I probably saved a few hundred dollars compared to upgrading to Windows 7. Without the cheap upgrade license I would have just bought less copies of Windows 7.


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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.

Applications cost serious money. Operating systems (OSX: $19.99, Linux: Free) however, have become very cheap (untill the MS price hike). I understand that in the case of Linux the liscensing agreement prevent distros from charging, and that Apple makes the money off of the hardware sales and other pruchases (read: iTunes). MS needs to take the position of Linux and sell the addon software (VM stuff, business management, etc...) to make a profit, but sell the OS for pennies. They can try the Apple route, and have to an extent with the Xbox and Surface tablets, but I don't see them having the same level of success with the desktop/laptop market.

Free as in speech, not beer.

They can charge whatever they want, and pretty much everyone does have the option to buy their distro. IIRC the catch is that as soon as one person bought it that person could distribute it freely, due to the linux kernel licence. So yeah in the end it's basically the same thing but it is kind of an important distinction.
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I just did it and I am surprised how much of a upgrade it actually is. It is worth it IMO and you can change some settings to boot straight to the desktop as well. Much smoother etc etc thumb.gif
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I just did it and I am surprised how much of a upgrade it actually is. It is worth it IMO and you can change some settings to boot straight to the desktop as well. Much smoother etc etc thumb.gif

Is there really a need to upgrade from 7 to 8 though is the question..
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Is there really a need to upgrade from 7 to 8 though is the question..

Depends if you are the type of person who believes the world they live in is linearly equivalent to everybody else.

For instance, you believe there is no reason to upgrade, therefore you feel everyone else feels the same way you do.


If you are not that type of person, then you can accept that there is no universal reason to upgrade and that we are all individuals and we can and do, do different (or even the same) things for entirely different reasons.
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