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Monday, October 4, 2010

Make Windows 7 Part Of Your Family

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:00 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/...back-today.aspx

"Starting today, customers in the United States can purchase the Windows 7 Family Pack at participating retailers and online at the Microsoft Store. This is your chance to get up to three PCs running Windows 7 Home Premium for the low price of $149.99 ERP. But act fast—Family Pack is only available while supplies last. For those of you living outside of the U.S., Family Pack will be available for purchase on or after Oct. 22. A list of participating countries can be found at the bottom of this post."

You better rush out and get your Windows 7 Family Pack before they run out! These extremely rare packages were raised in a special Microsoft farm. Every day, they are fed a generous diet of organic bits and bytes, and allowed to roam freely on a digital landscape. When the upgrades are all grown up they fit themselves onto a DVD and are lovingly packaged and distributed to various retailers with the promise of making your computing experience a joy to behold. I have had the pleasure of playing with Windows 7 and my little "Windy" is really fun to interact with. It knows how to go online and show me the wonders of the Internet and is even smart enough to play games with me. It even plays nicely with some of my less fortunate computers that house "XP" and "Vista". At $149.99 for a three-pack, the Family Pack is a great deal that I am sure you will not regret!


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Microsoft Wants You To Consider Upgrades With New Pricing

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:00 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/wi...ck-pricing.aspx

"Most people buy a PC preinstalled with the edition of Windows that meets their unique needs. However, for some customers their needs may change over time. With Windows Anytime Upgrade (or WAU), we make it super easy and convenient for the small number of customers who’s PC needs evolve to need a higher edition of Windows 7."

The Microsoft Windows Team and published some pricing details on their Anytime upgrades as well as the Windows 7 Family Pack. The upgrade pricing seems typical and in line with what they had done with Vista. The interesting part for me is the Family Pack pricing. The family pack is more cost effective than doing three upgrade from Windows 7 Start/Home Basic, let alone fresh installations. It is a clear signal that Microsoft recognizes that multi-pc households are the norm, and they need to provide competitive price to convince people that upgrading existing PCs to Windows 7 is not going to be expensive. New PCs are not problem, since most new PCs that people buy, at least at retail, tend to have the latest OS installed, be it Windows or OSX. They're trying to get some extra revenue from the vast base of existing PCs. I can't say whether or not everyone will see a benefit changing from XP or Vista to Windows 7, well, mybe Vista users will see a large benefit, but at $50 a PC, it may just be cheap enough to make the leap.


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