Microsoft Eliminates (for some) A Major Barrier to Windows 7 Upgrades: Cost

So $120 for Windows 7 Home Premium is too much?  OK…how’s $30?  Sound better?

Students have long been able to purchase lower-priced academic versions of many software packages, causing us regular types to grumble when we have to spend big chunks of money on software.  Microsoft recently set the online world on fire by stating that “students” – which they consider to be anyone with a valid .edu address apparently – can pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium for $30.

Oh!  That just happens to be how much Apple’s new version of Mac OSX!  Really?  No!

Granted, the price is only for the upgrade version of Home Premium, so you must be a current Vista or XP user.  This is also a digital download copy, so you will need to burn your own DVD.  However the savings completely outweigh the negatives in this case.


Posted on September 18, 2009, in Microsoft Windows and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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