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    In an odd coincidence, and one that certainly has nothing to do with the brisk sales of Snow Leopard at its low price point</sarcasm>, Microsoft has announced low student pricing for Windows 7: $29.99, a mere ninety-nine cents more than Apple's operating system upgrade, and seventy bucks less than the Windows 7 retail price.

    They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Win7's Student Price? $29. Hmmm... started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 137 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      See you in 10 days ggab

    1. kainisable's Avatar
      kainisable -
      As a former windows user i say this honestly, After you get a mac, you never wanna go back,

      i am going to bootcamp WIN7....im just going to wait a month or too before i download it...cough i mean buy and install it =D
    1. reveritt90's Avatar
      reveritt90 -
      Can't we all just get along?, I picked the Marine Corps my FRIEND picked the Army he loves his PC I love my Mac. I think this is kind of getting out a hand, truth is it doesn't really even matter, does it?, will you sleep any better knowing you belittled someone on the internet?

      Come on guys,

      There are guys out there dyeing for freedom of speech thats something that matters, this however is a stupid debate, an opinion is an opinion anyone can make there preference sound good.
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      My $180 Asus eeePC 900A has a mutitouch pad that has all the same features.

      Fact doesn't equal opinions. Pull your head out of your *** and open your eyes. You CAN build a PC with twice the performance for half the price. It's not fanboy anything, it simply is true. Did you even read my second post in this thread? Obviously not, or you just want to ignore the fact that you paid way more than you needed to so you could look cool.

      haha, i've got some news for you.... anyone that buys a certain computer to "look cool" or makes statements about people buying a certain computer to just look cool obviously has had problems with social skills throughout their life......explain this to me....why are apple products consistently at the top of consumer guides in terms of customer satisfaction, customer service and performance? gotta love windoze fanboys...sure, the apple fanboy can get really annoying....but people like you are just plain angry at the world after the failure that was vista
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      I have two copies one 32bit & one 64bit with with Installation keys...
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      Quote Originally Posted by k9srkool View Post
      By the way, there is a form of punctuation for sarcasm, it's ~. As in: the zune is better than the ipod~
      Lol that wasn't sarcasm punctuation though. It was sarcasm HTML haha.
    1. lord ryttingham's Avatar
      lord ryttingham -
      I've been using W7 for 6 or 7 months and I love it. It's so much faster and my laptop batteries last significantly longer. The new taskbar is perfect--it makes everything so clean! It is so much less cumbersome than Vista, too. It doesn't make you give permission 3 times to do everything.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      I just turned the permission check off.
      So much better now
    1. Delgado87's Avatar
      Delgado87 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tudtran View Post
      For $29 I will boot camp window 7.
      its an upgrade for 29$ not the full install
    1. mattharris85's Avatar
      mattharris85 -
      not gonna lie. im looking forward to it.
    1. gotjpeg's Avatar
      gotjpeg -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      The windows users are saying that mac users just want a simple os that can't do anything. Besides the gaming what complex things are windows users doing on a daily basis?
      multimedia stuff, honestly I know macs can do it, but I'd rather just use the pc. It's easier for me to find filter packs and other various things on the pc over the mac, also 3d modeling and programming. Pc's are just cheaper to build for the x amount I could spend on a pro series macbook or tower variant I could easily build or obtain a better hardware spec'd machine over the mac.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Putting up custom firmware is illegal and seeing as this site has had run-ins with Apple's lawyers before and they explicitly stated what can and cannot be posted here, It's only natural that we'd like to keep them away from us for the 3rd time.

      So please, if you're going to post a criticism, make sure you know what the hell you're talking about befre you do.
    1. ahffk1100's Avatar
      ahffk1100 -
      i didn't know student version of OS are so cheap!!
      im buying this one for sure
    1. yahoowizard's Avatar
      yahoowizard -
      Windows 7 is pretty damn awesome, for all you guys saying stuff about it and never used it, lol.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Just got a Dell Mini 10v with a Win 7 and Leopard dual boot install. Both OS's run pretty good considering they're on a netbook.
    1. khiphone3g's Avatar
      khiphone3g -
      Quote Originally Posted by LEELEE View Post
      I should order a copy, but I'll save my pennies as a broke college kid.
      Better be broke than be in debt. It is a very hard lesson to learn.
    1. kaaroFC's Avatar
      kaaroFC -
      hmm I recommend you try b4 u buy...and make bad comments...
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I wouldn't install windows 7 if you paid me $29.99
      you wouldnt be able to install it on a mac anyways, im using windows 7 now, with no anti virus and I never had problems with it. Windows is stepping up their game, this means more competition for apple and more new faster technology woooo!!
    1. kaaroFC's Avatar
      kaaroFC -
      I would try it out first and then decide...but it's a good price though
    1. khiphone3g's Avatar
      khiphone3g -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      one day when you can afford a mac, you will change your mind

      I remember having to eat ramen noodles and .99 cheeseburgers in college
      And you don't think that there is something wrong with that?