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Topic # 9714 7-Oct-2006 18:02
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Any word on when the final version of Vista will be shipped in NZ? Because I want to get a new PC but I wanna hold off until Vista is out so I can get the PC with Vista. Anyone?





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  Reply # 47842 7-Oct-2006 18:03
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They are still in Beta.. But I hear they are going to meet the date they set for it.

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Reply # 47843 7-Oct-2006 18:05
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Which means sometime in Q1 2007 for consumers in general. A little before this for enterprise and MSDN subscribers.





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  Reply # 47852 7-Oct-2006 19:45
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Microsoft is preparing the upgrade voucher for those that who are buying new pc over the holiday period which you will get Windows XP for now, then when Vista is out, you can exchange the voucher for Vista Upgrade.

I too am stucked on this as I would like to get UMPC with Vista preinstalled if all possible, or at least a free upgrade to Vista when it is out.




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  Reply # 47856 7-Oct-2006 20:04
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Are us Geekzone06 attendees still trying to score a deal? Wink

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  Reply # 47908 8-Oct-2006 12:19
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New PC's with Vista with be available from late Jan. You will also be able to buy Vista off the shelf at the same time.

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  Reply # 47919 8-Oct-2006 17:33
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Let me guess, off-the-shelf Vista will have an insane price tag won't it?







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  Reply # 47920 8-Oct-2006 18:08
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Yes Vista Ultimate will be around $700, which isn'y too bad considering XP Pro was the same price 5 years ago. So in real terms it will be cheaper than XP Pro

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  Reply # 47921 8-Oct-2006 18:46
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bradstewart: Yes Vista Ultimate will be around $700, which isn'y too bad considering XP Pro was the same price 5 years ago. So in real terms it will be cheaper than XP Pro

In real terms how will it be cheaper?




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Reply # 47922 8-Oct-2006 19:32
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tonyhughes:
bradstewart: Yes Vista Ultimate will be around $700, which isn'y too bad considering XP Pro was the same price 5 years ago. So in real terms it will be cheaper than XP Pro

In real terms how will it be cheaper?


If the price is nominally the same as it was five years ago, then the price today is cheaper once you adjust for inflation.

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  Reply # 47924 8-Oct-2006 19:47
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Considering many people will need bigger HDD's and more RAM to run Vista I can see a big rush on OEM versions! :-)


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  Reply # 47926 8-Oct-2006 20:21
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alasta:
tonyhughes:
bradstewart: Yes Vista Ultimate will be around $700, which isn'y too bad considering XP Pro was the same price 5 years ago. So in real terms it will be cheaper than XP Pro

In real terms how will it be cheaper?


If the price is nominally the same as it was five years ago, then the price today is cheaper once you adjust for inflation.

Yes exactly... Geez Tony how could you miss the obvious ... inflation. Over the last 5 years inflation could be as much as 10-15%

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  Reply # 47929 8-Oct-2006 21:21
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bradstewart:
alasta:
tonyhughes:
bradstewart: Yes Vista Ultimate will be around $700, which isn'y too bad considering XP Pro was the same price 5 years ago. So in real terms it will be cheaper than XP Pro

In real terms how will it be cheaper?


If the price is nominally the same as it was five years ago, then the price today is cheaper once you adjust for inflation.

Yes exactly... Geez Tony how could you miss the obvious ... inflation. Over the last 5 years inflation could be as much as 10-15%

The cost of the hardware required to run Vista is great than the cost of the hardware required to run XP though...




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  Reply # 47930 8-Oct-2006 21:24
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No, because XP at the time it was released required hardware that cost the equivilent of what Vistas requirements are. Its all relative

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Reply # 48112 9-Oct-2006 21:26
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Windows Vista RC2 is now available.  Laughing

Blink and you might miss it!
My colleague knew about the release before I did.







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Yep. downloaded last Friday, and already posted a copy to Bradley, who is on those "unlimited" limited plans on Xtra.





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