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Topic # 30312 4-Feb-2009 12:58
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https://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/feb09/02-03Win7SKU-QA.mspx

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  Reply # 193980 4-Feb-2009 13:03
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So it appears they're not dealing with all of Vista's flaws then.

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Reply # 193982 4-Feb-2009 13:10
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Actually posted with some SKU descriptions here on Geekzone. More interesting because we had a huge traffic from overseas since I got confused wth the timezone and posted the item a couple of hours before the embargo was lifted - thus pushing Microsoft to lift it earlier.

Also interesting because lots of our users find stuff somewhere else - even if we have the scoop (like in this case)...






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 193993 4-Feb-2009 13:54
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Maybe news stories on GZ need to be a bit more "in-your-face"?

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  Reply # 194010 4-Feb-2009 14:46
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Let me see... It's in the middle of our frontpage, and on the left sidebar in all forum pages. Plus the RSS feeds. And the "News" link on the top of all pages.

We had more than 10,000 reads on that story in a couple of hours alone... And people want it to be "in your face?"...

Back on topic. Windows 7. By the way, if you missed Juha's blog about it too, there's a good discussion there.




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Reply # 194026 4-Feb-2009 15:31
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gehenna: So it appears they're not dealing with all of Vista's flaws then.


This is something not in hands of Microsoft. Microsoft has to cater the needs of consumers and thus these versions. I think for an end user, only two versions would be visible - Home Premiun and Ultimate

And dont even ask about the other editions that would be made available in Europe! Sealed




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  Reply # 194338 5-Feb-2009 19:13
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I don't see an issue with this. Sure there are 6 editions of Windows7 but the public are really only going to see 2, 3 if they look a bit closer (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate)
There were 4 editions of XP but the public really only saw 2

I'm a bit puzzled as to why they're distrobuting Starter worldwide though. Sure only manufacturers can buy it to shove on their netbooks or something but would they?

Starter being released worldwide is also firing up the blogosphere which can't be good for Microsoft.
Already there are articles emerging attacking them for releasing 6 versions, leading to people to imagine scenarios of HP selling $2000 laptops with Starter etc. Throwing starter into the mix will only further provoke the hate

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  Reply # 194380 5-Feb-2009 22:17
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I really have no problem with the number of SKU's on offer.

Microsoft offers them because is feels it will help grow revenue and market share.

It's experiences with the assortement of SKU's for Vista would have helped it to come to this view.

For me it's always 'Ultimate' so the choice is not hard.

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