Discussion in 'Technology News' started by Ponmayilal, Jun 28, 2009.
Most likely Indian pricing of Windows 7 here
I also know that. But in India that'll be the price for most of the people.
On a serious note, I beleive MS will lower the prices a bit to discourage piracy but I can't predict the exact prices.
my guess would be 5000/- but who cares torrents gives it for free
In my town.. the prices are...
Win Xp Sp2 ---- 200/-
Win Xp Sp3 ---- 250/-
Win Vista Home Premium ---- 500/-
Win Vista Ultimate ----- 650/-
Win 7 ----- 800/-
Would you believe these rates. many of my friends told me "I they have bought win 7 DVD which is awsome."
f^k those n00bs.
^^ yup in smaller towns pirated stuff comes pretty expensive. IN ahmedabad they sell MAC DVD for 500. I feel like opening my own piracy related shop
Jokes apart, most ppl here seem to think that I am asking for the Indian prices, without going through the article in techtickerblog.com article referenced..For clarity, I am cutting and pasting the write-up.
"We got in touch with Microsoft India who shared some details on Windows 7’s upgrade and tentative pricing for the Indian region. Though they did not disclose the exact pricing of all the versions, they did reveal few things that could make India users happy.
The Win 7 SKU lineup for India:
Windows 7 Starter (OEM only, won’t be sold in the retail market)
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows 7 Ultimate
Microsoft’s Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program is available for India which will go till January 31, 2010. However, it’s up to the participating OEMs or channel partners when to offer it to the consumers. All the eligible customers will receive a free upgrade to Windows 7 barring the shipping charges which the OEM may charge.
An upgrade coupon while buying a Vista PC will look like this:
The retail versions will be sold after the official launch on October 22. As I said, the retail prices are kept under wraps but the interesting change is in the two versions – Home Premium and Professional.
Microsoft will be selling these two versions at about 15-25 percent less than the prevailing Vista versions, i.e. Vista Home Premium and Vista Business.
The ongoing retail prices of Vista Home Premium and Vista Business are Rs. 6,325 and Rs. 12,100 respectively. With a 15-25 percent fall, expect Windows 7 Home Premium to cost in between Rs. 4,745-5,375 and Windows 7 Professional to be around Rs. 9,075-10,285 range.
Microsoft also confirmed that the Indian pricing for both, Win 7 Home Premium and Win 7 Professional will be less by 25-40 percent than in the US or any other developed markets. If you work it out with the US pricing, it does hover around that figure.
For the rest of the Windows 7 lineup, Microsoft will sell it at the same price of Windows Vista."
Ponmayilal, don't think every body won't read the content in given links. I've read the link before posting.
When Microsoft can charge only around 10-15$ per copy to netbook manufacturers for installing XP on netbooks, why not make Windows 7 a bit inexpensive? Like 1500 or 1800 rupees....This way many more people can buy original OS.
5k~18k.......I can afford 500 for the OS ........1000 max.
Else back to 80Rs
The reason for pirated copies of the OS is the pricing policy. If Microsoft genuinely
feel against piracy, they should seriously think of reducing the price of their
Windows 7, say 1500/2000 as suggested above, in India atleast so that the
users go in for the originals. High price leads to more piracy.
@vsrini40. I agree to some extent. Kaspersky Internet Security is the first paid AV app that I bought coz of it's 500 bucks for 3 user license offer and till then was using avast.
On the other hand, Operating System is a big thing. I would really appreciate if MS gives Vista Home Premium for 4.5k for single license and some 6k for 3 license home use pack.
If the price for the Home Premium is less than Rs.5000, I'll surely buy it. After using the RC I feel this is one OS for which I wouldn't mind paying. And saving Rs.5000 is no big deal nowadays. It's like an investment that gives you assured support and updates for so many years thereafter.
I agree.Let us wait and see. The Budget yesterday gas given hopes that OS can
be cheaper. The ball in the Microsoft's court.
Well since i'm not really familiar with street stuff just wanted to know if the keys provided on there are genuine?
@lalam, you kidding? They are not genuine keys.
@desiibond lol like i said i'm not really familiar with those so i was just curious. I wasn't expecting it to be though.
I will never Purchase Windows versions in my Life.
I will always Purchase Mac OS X be it even 7-8k
atleast Apple dont sell crippled softwares like Microsoft
Windows vista home basic without Aero
Hence at least before I pay 10~15k for Microsoft OS I better Purchase Mac OS X Snow leopard.
^don't forget to purchase an insanely expensive hardware for using that
Why mac boy has to prove that mac is good ? we are not comparing two OSs here, let your post be related to the topic.
Offtopic: why mac boys (average numbers) are soo noob?
You hurt me.
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