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  • Win7's Student Price? $29. Hmmm...

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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 -
      I wouldn't install windows 7 if you paid me $29.99
    1. drm309's Avatar
      drm309 -
      Guess I better dust off my old college ID, Even though it's "Windows Vista 1.3" or whatever clever name it's been given, you can't beat that price.
    1. reveritt90's Avatar
      reveritt90 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I wouldn't install windows 7 if you paid me $29.99
      i wouldnt install windows 7 if you paid me the retail price haha
    1. gotjpeg's Avatar
      gotjpeg -
      oh snap buying
    1. Miro89's Avatar
      Miro89 -
      O.o 29.99!!!! but seriously windows 7 is gr8 i have been using it for 2 months now and i am loving it
    1. khiphone3g's Avatar
      khiphone3g -
      Window 7 is awesome. If you've not used it yet, you shouldn't even be giving opinion. I have both Leopard and Window 7 on my computers. I can tell they are not different; the only problem Window now has to tackle is virus. If you're surfing the internet safely, there is no concern.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      For $29 I will boot camp window 7.
    1. nighthawk283's Avatar
      nighthawk283 -
      I have Wndows 7 and it runs way better then vista boots up faster and a lot more less problems then vista, and virus problems haven't gotten a single on because i am running Bitdefender 2010 and protects me all around.
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      Why so much? I paid 10.00 for XP Student edition.
      I guess I'll just get the free upgrade. Tri boot 7, Linux, & OS X on my laptop
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      acedemic pricing for windows Vista was only slightly higher than this.... I think the premium edition was around $59.. so why is this such a big deal?
    1. nikozen's Avatar
      nikozen -
      Yea all in all windows 7 is a major improvement over Vista. And as noted a price of $29.99 is hard to pass up. I just ordered my copy.
    1. LEELEE's Avatar
      LEELEE -
      I should order a copy, but I'll save my pennies as a broke college kid.
    1. k9srkool's Avatar
      k9srkool -
      Quote Originally Posted by pauldanielash View Post
      &lt;/sarcasm&gt;
      By the way, there is a form of punctuation for sarcasm, it's ~. As in: the zune is better than the ipod~
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      I wouldn't own a Mac if you GAVE me one AND $29.99!

      Well, i'd take it... i'd use the $29.99 to buy Windows7, and immediately put the Mac on ebay!
    1. hoits2000's Avatar
      hoits2000 -
      Like a great iPhone hacker once said, $30>$0

      Thats what an OS is really worth.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOnlyest View Post
      I wouldn't own a Mac if you GAVE me one AND $29.99!

      Well, i'd take it... i'd use the $29.99 to buy Windows7, and immediately put the Mac on ebay!
      Actually if you got a Mac you would end up putting your PC on eBay!
    1. redcard's Avatar
      redcard -
      If your Mac is your wife, then your PC is a prostitute

      One is expensive and hardly lets you do anything, the other costs less and lets you do whatever you want.

      Let's face it; the majority of Mac owners only have one to keep in with the cool kids at college.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by redcard View Post
      If your Mac is your wife, then your PC is a prostitute

      One is expensive and hardly lets you do anything, the other costs less and lets you do whatever you want.

      Let's face it; the majority of Mac owners only have one to keep in with the cool kids at college.
      LOL! But you can get all kinds of diseases from a prostitue.
    1. Luppin's Avatar
      Luppin -
      Don't let the fanboys fool you, Windows 7 actually is a very good OS having benchmarks showing IMPROVED performance over XP, an 8 year old OS. So the question is, does Snow Leopard have improved performance benchmarks over OS X Cheetah? ;]
    1. agent005's Avatar
      agent005 -
      What a terrible jab at Windows, OP. Maybe..just maybe...they figured out that broke kids can afford $30? It isn't that far of a leap to figure out that quantity>quality, in terms of sale. It's a basic economic lesson. Stop being a Mac fanboy, that's what gives them a terrible name.

      Not that the OS doesn't do it itself. It's actually hilarious; I'm a freshman at school, and I look around and see so many Macs + iPod Touches.

      And as a computer science major, people know I'm skilled behind a keyboard.

      Total count of Mac problems- 17
      Total count of Windows problems- 1; the kid forgot to turn his Wifi switch to 'on'