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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    A glitch on the Microsoft Canada Web site has apparently let slip Microsoft's planned prices for Windows Vista, indicating the Redmond company intends to charge as much as $299 CDN for its top-of-the-line upgrade to Ultimate Edition, and $499 CDN if users wish to purchase the full version.

    Canadian prices are typically higher than their American equivalents. Thus, it can be expected that Windows Vista pricing in the United States would be lower. However, it does show that Microsoft stands to make considerably more money if it can convince computer users that upgrading to higher-end versions is worthwhile.

    Besides the Ultimate Edition, the site listed Windows Vista Business, the equivalent of Windows XP Professional, at $249 CDN for the upgrade and $379 CDN for the full version.

    Source: http://www.betanews.com/article/High...ice/1156795401

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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    Not surprising at all.

    They still sell 5 year old Windows XP Professional (full version) for $400 CND here.

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...gon=&langid=EN

    Seems just wrong.

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Ya some slip eh ? Probably just testing the waters to see what they can get away with .

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    Didn't everyone already know it was going to be this high anyways? It's nothing new, really...

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    I see Amazon has it on their site for prebooking , shipping January /07 .

    http://www.cio.com/blog_view.html?CID=24357

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    Not surprising at all.

    They still sell 5 year old Windows XP Professional (full version) for $400 CND here.

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...gon=&langid=EN

    Seems just wrong.
    Wtf?? $400? lol and then they say things as this in the description
    ...The PS2 provides better protection against viruses...
    They include a PS2 with XP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeDoom View Post
    Wtf?? $400? lol and then they say things as this in the description
    ...The PS2 provides better protection against viruses...
    They include a PS2 with XP?
    They are showing off their great wisdom and knowledge.

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