Vista will cost the same as XP

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Microsoft says that Visa will cost the same as XP. Personally I think there is a difference, XP costs an arm, Vista will cost a leg.

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After the announcement......

Shares of Microsoft fell 17 cents to $25.67 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Having said that I'll probably be a twatt and buy it....

David

I'll be buying a copy.

This is the biggest effort ever put into any software project in the history of the world. It's gonna be good and 180 bucks or whatever is cheap.

Good?

lol. A shitload of incompetent beauracrats designing another monolithic software project full of draconian requirements and cost/time overruns gives you the biggest effort put into a software project. It doesn't necessarily make it good. And given their past performances, I wouldn't expect it to be 'good' either.

Make Vista Money

Rank early on anything associated with MS Vista, and you will do well.

How many actually buy these things

Do many people actually buy the disc?
From my experience people either have a rip-off copy or get it preinstalled on a new machine!

companies

companies buy it - as an upgrade - because you need to try and keep everything on one platform if poss and the new PC's will come with it.

Make Vista Money

I thought so too hence me setting up Office 2007 Beta and Expressions which is the FP replacement

Or. You could buy a Mac.

Or. You could buy a Mac.

:)

I have one - I wish I could use it more....

Vista money

I'm already seeing MS-based webmasters stumbling over Live! and the new Office tools, so yes, there is Vista money to be made. Stick to a LAMP platform for the money sites and cash in on that Vista dividend for quite some time, and start some "how to get productive with VISTA" forums to fuel the affiliate income while learning.

...or get it preinstalled on

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...or get it preinstalled on a new machine!

I understand you'll have to buy a new machine to run it.

> I understand you'll have

> I understand you'll have to buy a new machine to run it.

Just curious -- why is that, Robert?

Will the OEM price be more

Will the OEM price be more will this push the up price of new PCs up?

I understand you'll have to buy a new machine to run it.

From what I have seen with the BETA.. you'll need a mainframe to run it right...LOL

Anything that can run XP

Anything that can run XP should be able to run the barbones version of Vista, dubbed Vista "Capable." A bit more is needed graphics-wise to get all the bells and whistles of Vista "Premium."

MS has a pretty opaque hardware requirements page that doesn't actually say too much.

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