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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. franklinromeo's Avatar
      franklinromeo -
      I had windows 7 ultimate over 2 months ago
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Windows 7 is far better than Snow Leopard which was a disappointment and I own a MBP!!!
    1. kainisable's Avatar
      kainisable -
      Quote Originally Posted by ks503 View Post
      I've had windows 7 for about 6 months or so and love it. Huge improvement over Vista. And it was free...Gotta love torrents haha

      umm dude, if your going to make a piracy comment at least try to cover it up a bit and not be so blunt lol...anyways i myself am going to donwload...cough i mean buy WIN7 lol
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Can't you still get Win7 for free? It's good until next year.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      I might need one...but I still prefer XP over Vista.
      I was a huge XP fan as well and skipped Vista and moved on to 7. I will never go back to XP. WINDOWS 7 is a very clean OS. You may as well make the switch now because inevitably XP is going to reach End Of Life leaving you stuck with an unsupported OS.

      I tried Mac...it wasn't for me. Granted with Bootcamp or Paralells the Mac is now more appealing until you get shafted on the price for a mediocre machine.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by s4mb4 View Post
      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?
      It is a big deal because people riding apple's **** think there is some huge correlation between the prices. I got Vista business for 50 bucks at school a few years back and home premium would have been cheaper (not sure of exact price though). This is pretty much on par with student pricing of the past. I doubt it has much, if anything to do with snow leopard pricing. I run OSX snow leo and windows 7 and each is a phenomenal OS. Fanboys in the thread... get over yourselves.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      Can't you still get Win7 for free? It's good until next year.
      No, that offer ended in August.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by reveritt90 View Post
      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.
      Looks like you make better/smarter choices than your friend.

      Semper Fidelis
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by kainisable View Post
      umm dude, if your going to make a piracy comment at least try to cover it up a bit and not be so blunt lol...anyways i myself am going to donwload...cough i mean buy WIN7 lol
      Windows 7 was made free to the public for testing and those of us that have it already can continue using it until next summer. Then every 2 hours your machine will shut down until you buy it. There was no piracy involved.
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      Everyone gives student discounts on software, welcome to the world of education...
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      highschoolers are students too
    1. RDL's Avatar
      RDL -
      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.
      Actually some men end up spending alot more on a prostitute than they spend on their wives. Often in life you really do get what u pay for.

      Only PC owners I know who have the view u have are gamers. I use my computer for other things so personally I could care less about games but if thats what u enjoy spending your time doing then its great thats theres a machine that meets YOUR needs. But realize everyones needs differ.

      I used a PC (Dell) for many years. I disliked my experience with Windows (I was using Windows XP) so I finally decided to buy the cheapest Mac laptop there was and see if Apple was really any different. I bought an iBook G4 for $999.. 4.5 years later I'm still using it with not one issue.

      As far as the "majority" of Mac owners having one just to be "cool" .. I guess that thought process shows your age because most people I know with Macs are not college kids (they are 30 yrs old and up) and could care less about being cool.
    1. Taniban's Avatar
      Taniban -
      I use both and both have its advantages and disadvantages. As for the student price being $29, I think it's a reasonable price and I will buy one because it is an updrade from Vista. (Although I actually have no problems with Vista on my new computer).
    1. vampr's Avatar
      vampr -
      I was thinking about getting a MAC since I heard a new WinOS was coming out and (coinsidentally) for some strange reason whenever one does, my PC starts acting up a few weeks later...(you dont think that MS would....noooo!?)
      Anyways after reading all this garbage...I think I'll just build a better mousetrap (PC), get the new OS and go to Disneyworld with the money I saved by NOT buying a MAC....lol
      Also...Why do us people that are already edjumacated get burned on the price?...who do I talk to about that?
      Happy hating everyone....
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I wouldn't install windows 7 if you paid me $29.99
      Quote Originally Posted by reveritt90 View Post
      i wouldnt install windows 7 if you paid me the retail price haha
      lmao
      the offer isnt even tempting
      $30 frisbee
    1. mattharris85's Avatar
      mattharris85 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Windows 7 was made free to the public for testing and those of us that have it already can continue using it until next summer. Then every 2 hours your machine will shut down until you buy it. There was no piracy involved.
      windows 7 is soo amazing. I got it for free and im not a pirate.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by mattharris85 View Post
      windows 7 is soo amazing. I got it for free and im not a pirate.
      I like it too. Now if they would throw in a 3D desktop it would be icing on the cake.