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Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in India

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  1. NewsBytes

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    On Thursday, Microsoft launched its most highly-anticipated product, Windows 7, across the world. And for once, users in India have gotten a break.
     
    According to Microsoft, the Windows 7 beta program had over eight million people signing up for it, making this the most widely-rested beta product in the company’s history. The different versions of Windows 7 are available in India at the following prices:
    Windows 7 Home Basic - Rs. 5,899
    Windows 7 Home Premium - Rs. 6,799
    Windows 7 Pro...

    To read the full news article, click here
     
  2. topgear

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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    I think the price is little overpriced
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    Don't tell this to Indian and Chinese Users!! they'll laugh about being Windows over priced:-D:-D
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    however it should have been below 7-8k for ultimate then it would have been steal, present prices look a little higher than expected.
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    Well I don't think ANY price is assumed a steal set by the company (without discount of course) :) If the price had been set to Rs.7k - 8k, people would have said it should have been 5k.

    However, I think the price for Home premium is just right and Ultimate, though is a bit higher normal home users don ever need it either!
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    I think the prices are OK, considering that the OEM versions will be atleast 1.5k cheaper.

    Will I buy it? Probably not. I am quite satisfied with my Fedora/XP desktop.
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    Home basic and premium looks affordable but the other two looks overpriced.
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    Whatever... :x
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    For Indian customers Windows 7 is available for max Rs.150.
    Who cares abouth the official prices anyway. :razz:
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    Home Premium is juicy.....lets see..
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    Hahahaha... :lol: It is even for free in some places you know. :)) But, Lin is still free! :grin:Wish Lin had major games support, woulda left win instantly. :-?
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    ^^ :p I've played NFS UG2 ( Though have to use some NO CD stuff for original copy as disc check was bugging me ) on Lin using crossover but for gaming windows is best anyway as it has major support from HW and SW :p

    I've a one legitimate copy of Vista x64 home premium. Any idea about the upgrade prices ?

    @ vaithy & Cool G5 - very true :p
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    What I would like to see is MS bundling copy of windows OEM with motherboards that are available in the market. I am ready to pay thousand to 2k bucks extra for such deal (for home premium).

    recently, MS said that they were getting some 10$ from laptop manufacturers for bundled winxp license. In that case, why can't they do the same with motherboard manufacturers.

    anyways, this never gonna happen :(
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    hey nice idea though but still in india its tough that one buys a MOBO with original os thats 2k more than its base price
     
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    Good idea but then again this is in interest of MS. Competitors will start complaining.
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    it may be better than vista.but its not that user friendly.
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    Let the users have choice whether to opt the pack with OS or without OS. Purchase the mobo and the OEM pack, install OS and activate online and the pack is tied to the mobo's id.
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    Aah..Ultimate x64 installed...cool
     
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    Re: Windows 7, Microsoft’s most widely tested product, launches at a price cut in Ind

    ^^gr8. now, let use know if you face any incompatibility issues with apps. I will try to get help from guys who are working on fixing these incompatiblity issues.

    one of them is www.twitter.com/msigeek

    He gave a presentation on app compatibility at Microsoft community tech days and it was pretty good.
     
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    ^^^Err... Even I am on Ultimate x64. No issues thus far.
     
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