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How much do you guys think Windows 7 64-bit be worth?... Assuming its Home Premium to Ultimate?... OEM/Retail? I'm saving up for its release
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These are preliminary prices set my Microsoft:

Quote:
Windows 7 Starter: $199
Windows 7 Home Premium: $259
Windows 7 Professional: $299
Windows 7 Ultimate: $319
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For oem's Id put starter at 80 bucks, home prem 120, prof 150/160, ultimate 180/200. Just as guesses.
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Isn't there a Home Basic this time ???
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I've read that Windows 7 will be released with the same editions as Windows Vista except that "Windows 7 Business" will actually be Windows 7 Professional.

Here is the list of editions according to this article:

Windows 7 Starter
  • X86 only
  • No Aero Glass theme
  • Limited to only run 3 simultaneous apps at any time.
  • As of now, seems will only be available pre-installed.
Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Appears not to be available in the US.
  • Also said to only be available pre-installed.
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional(business edition when compared to Vista)
Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Same idea as Vista Ultimate except some features are not included.
  • Said to only be available at retail during promotional periods.

See the linked article for explanation/comparison of editions.

I'm assuming there is a good chance this will change considering Windows 7 is not released yet.

**All information credit to Wikipedia: Windows 7/Wikipedia: Windows 7 Edition and corresponding references**
Edited by Dark Volker - 2/19/09 at 10:27am
   
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post #6 of 26
Quote:
Windows 7 Starter: $199
Windows 7 Home Premium: $259
Windows 7 Professional: $299
Windows 7 Ultimate: $319
Do want. Except at MSDN college student prices ^_^
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if thats the case, i'll probably buy the Home Premium or Professional OEM...
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post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Volker View Post
I've read that Windows 7 will be released with the same editions as Windows Vista except that "Windows 7 Business" will actually be Windows 7 Professional.

Here is the list of editions according to this article:

Windows 7 Starter
  • X86 only
  • No Aero Glass theme
  • Limited to only run 3 simultaneous apps at any time.
  • As of now, seems will only be available pre-installed.
Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Appears not to be available in the US.
  • Also said to only be available pre-installed.
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional(business edition when compared to Vista)
Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Same idea as Vista Ultimate except some features are not included.
  • Said to only be available at retail during promotional periods.

See the linked article for explanation/comparison of editions.

I'm assuming there is a good chance this will change considering Windows 7 is not released yet.

**All information credit to Wikipedia: Windows 7/Wikipedia: Windows 7 Edition and corresponding references**
Hahahaha wut? Does this mean that if i were to run F@H,firefox and msn i would be capping 7 out? ***?
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sgtbash View Post
Hahahaha wut? Does this mean that if i were to run F@H,firefox and msn i would be capping 7 out? ***?
That is according to sources other than myself(obviously not from experience) and is indicated to only be a limitation in the standard edition. Also, how could I possibly answer your smart-*** remark if I don't run Windows 7 Standard? I was just answering MetalheadGautham's question(see below) to the best of my ability using sources available to me.

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Isn't there a Home Basic this time ???
   
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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Patriot Pyro 120GB, SATA 6Gb/s Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, SATA 3Gb/s Liteon iHBS112-04 SATA BD burner 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm CPU Block XSPC Dual Bay res/pump - D5 Vario XSPC EX240mm radiator Bitspower White Rotary Compression Fittings x5 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower White 90° Rotary Compression Fitting x1 7/16" ID x 5/8" OD Clear Tubing XSPC Xinruilian 1650RPM x4, Push/Pull Corsair AF120 rear exhaust, White ring 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
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post #10 of 26
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Hahahaha wut? Does this mean that if i were to run F@H,firefox and msn i would be capping 7 out? ***?
Yes, if you're using windows 7 starter.
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