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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116473

I guess you have never dipped into high end software. Take a look at the licensing costs for professional software such as MS Office, MathLab, Maple, PhotoShop, CATIA, ect. Windows is dirt cheap.
Over $100 less if you buy the OEM for a single build:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116215

I think you mean Matlab, which I thank OSU for buying a huge license of so I can do maths for free

I'm downloading this pack now, 43MB for three backgrounds is a bit crazy though.

And to the OP, you might want to add a source to the title, "[Microsoft]" without quotes, so the topic doesn't get deleted.
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Back to the topic I'm actually quite pissed off all there is are 3 wallpapers, two of which are crap and 2 sound themes, both of them annoying as hell. I want games, tonnes of new themes, lots and lots of wallapers, not just three, I mean it can't take them that much effort to make, surely!
LOL the way you put it...

The great m$ has granted us THREE (3) pictures! Yaaaaaay!



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Windows is dirt cheap.
Not compared to its competitors.

And comparing it to industrial-grade software is comparing apples to oranges.

Besides, the main point is that the price of windows is going UP. XP was $300, vista is $400. I don't think we need to get into this again - the bottom line is that m$ is deceiving us with "versions" while driving up the price of the full version.
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The Hundred Gunner...Vista isn't $400 anymore, and the only competitor that isn't free is OSX, which I believe starts at ~$500 in the mac mini?
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Over $100 less if you buy the OEM for a single build:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116215

I think you mean Matlab, which I thank OSU for buying a huge license of so I can do maths for free

I'm downloading this pack now, 43MB for three backgrounds is a bit crazy though.

And to the OP, you might want to add a source to the title, "[Microsoft]" without quotes, so the topic doesn't get deleted.
Yes, thanks. MatLab is correct.

43mb is pretty small. I have seen some of these things go up over 70MB.

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Not compared to its competitors.

And comparing it to industrial-grade software is comparing apples to oranges.

Besides, the main point is that the price of windows is going UP. XP was $300, vista is $400. I don't think we need to get into this again - the bottom line is that m$ is deceiving us with "versions" while driving up the price of the full version.
Windows is industry grade software... considering that every "industry" uses it.

Vista Ultimate does not cost $400... anywhere. And $300 in 2000 is worth about $375 in 2008.

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The Hundred Gunner...Vista isn't $400 anymore, and the only competitor that isn't free is OSX, which I believe starts at ~$500 in the mac mini?
You bring up a good point. The only way to acquire OSX is through Apple hardware.
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has windows ultimate ever really brought anything extra to the tabe vs pro version


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YAY more things to take up hard drive space~!
of all things to bring to this thread you bring your avatar
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of all things to bring to this thread you bring your avatar
Yeah Lemondrips, who is she?
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I've always wanted a moving background... I'm thinking about upgrading to Ultimate just for that purpose. Anyone have a retail copy of Ultimate they want to trade for retail Home Premium + cash?
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I've always wanted a moving background... I'm thinking about upgrading to Ultimate just for that purpose. Anyone have a retail copy of Ultimate they want to trade for retail Home Premium + cash?
It's neat, but distracting. I like the watery/mossy one, but there is no option of sound that I know of and it's always moving! With Vista and the transparent window bars, you can see it moving under it.
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The Hundred Gunner...Vista isn't $400 anymore, and the only competitor that isn't free is OSX, which I believe starts at ~$500 in the mac mini?
That's not an entirely fair comparison. You're comparing the price of an operating system to the price of a whole computer with an operating system. You can buy OS X separately for $130.. And you might just be able to install it on certain PC configurations, but that discussion is for a whole other forum.
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It's neat, but distracting. I like the watery/mossy one, but there is no option of sound that I know of and it's always moving! With Vista and the transparent window bars, you can see it moving under it.
You can pause it you know lol.
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