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image source: TheAppleBlog 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
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    Default Win7's Student Price? $29. Hmmm...

    image source: TheAppleBlog

    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...
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    I wouldn't install windows 7 if you paid me $29.99

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    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.

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    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

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    oh snap buying

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    O.o 29.99!!!! but seriously windows 7 is gr8 i have been using it for 2 months now and i am loving it

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    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.

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    For $29 I will boot camp window 7.

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    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.

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    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
    If I can't mod it...I don't want it.

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    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?

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    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.

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    I should order a copy, but I'll save my pennies as a broke college kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauldanielash View Post
    </sarcasm>
    By the way, there is a form of punctuation for sarcasm, it's ~. As in: the zune is better than the ipod~

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    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!
    Praise the Devs! To each and every one of you who spend your time writing code and making apps for little or no profit... Its YOU that makes the iPhone great, NOT Apple!! From me to you, a million thanks!!

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    Like a great iPhone hacker once said, $30>$0

    Thats what an OS is really worth.

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    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!

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    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.
    To live, you have to lie

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    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.

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    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? ;]

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