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Old 06-02-2009, 05:32 PM  
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Windows 7 to be released October 22nd

According to windows7center.com....
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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Cool.

Windows 7.0.1 to be released on October 25th, to correct the 327 bugs and 54 security loopholes they find in five days.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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So any word on if you can update Vista to 7 or am I going to have to buy an entirely different program?

NOTE: I am NOT suggesting that I will buy it soon.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:42 PM   #4
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Cool.

Windows 7.0.1 to be released on October 25th, to correct the 327 bugs and 54 security loopholes they find in five days.
Better an OS where the issues are openly discussed, than an OS that out and out lies to you and claims there are no virii nor security vulnerabilities.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:35 PM   #5
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Yea but when is Windows 7 with Plus package coming out?
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:55 PM   #6
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It will be grossly overpriced as usual too.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:07 PM   #7
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It will be grossly overpriced as usual too.
Yep!
Probably charge for the service packs.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:47 PM   #8
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It will be grossly overpriced as usual too.
Less expensive than that crap Apple shills.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:48 PM   #9
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Less expensive than that crap Apple shills.
Depends on how you look at it.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:06 AM   #10
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So any word on if you can update Vista to 7 or am I going to have to buy an entirely different program?

NOTE: I am NOT suggesting that I will buy it soon.
You will be able to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. From what i've read you will NOT be able to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:52 AM   #11
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Depends on how you look at it.

If you look at it with your EYES, you will see that his statement is accurate. Apple is grossly overpriced. I know, I own two of them + an iPhone.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:06 AM   #12
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If you look at it with your EYES, you will see that his statement is accurate. Apple is grossly overpriced. I know, I own two of them + an iPhone.
We're talking about software. Apple releases a new version every year for around $100. Microsoft releases a version every 2-4 years for $150+ (at least).

So, it depends on how you look at it.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:17 AM   #13
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I've been running the latest release candidate for about a month in a half now and I'm very pleased with 99.9% of what I've seen up to this point. I just wish the developers wouldn't feel the need to change the interfaces of some of the technical areas that your typical home user will never really touch.

I skipped right over Vista so I'll be purchasing Win7 upon release. One disappointing thing that I've read is if you're running the release candidate you won't be able to activate it by purchasing a serial number.

Instead you'll need to go out and buy copy of Win7 and reinstall everything a 2nd time. I don't understand this logic (I'm assuming it's to make copy protection more effective) but it kind of leaves the test users in limbo instead of being able jump in and get going.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:43 AM   #14
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Less expensive than that crap Apple shills.
From everything I've read, Windows 7 will cost you much more than the latest version of OS X. In fact, Dell has already released a statement saying they're concerned about the price and their ability to provide the new OS...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10242555-64.html

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Some schools and smaller businesses may not be early adopters due to price. "Schools and government agencies may not be able to afford (the additional cost). Some of the smaller businesses may not be able to enjoy the software as soon as they'd like,"
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:07 PM   #15
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Anybody happen to remember from past releases approximately when systems pre-loaded with the OS start showing up relative to the release date? I remember for a fact that we were selling XP systems at Staples at least a few weeks before it was technically released - but I can't remember how far in advance that was.

I've got a coworker who's in the market for a new PC, but he wants to wait to get 7 if it doesn't take too long.
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