Bill Gates confirms, Vista Upgrade Under $100
Bill will be doing a number of interviews this week to promote Vista but he surprised me when interviewed by Meredith Vieira on the Today Show this morning. While factual, I can’t help thinking this was a little misleading.
Meredith: “So you don’t necessarily have to go out and buy a new computer then?”
Bill: “No, No… it works on any reasonably up-to-date machine. We can do the software upgrade. We make that easier than we have in the past”.
Meredith: “What does it cost? What’s the system cost”?
Bill: “Well, People are upgrading will find that it’s less than a hundred dollars.”
Bill: “With new machines, you actually get it with the machine itself”.
Amazon does have the Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic UPGRADE available to pre-order today for $98.99. This version doesn’t include most of the features Bill mentioned in the interview.
“If you only want to use your PC for tasks like browsing the Internet, using e-mail, or viewing photos, then Windows Vista Home Basic may be the right edition for you. “
Bill is also scheduled to appear tonight on the DailyShow with Jon Stewart. Should be fun!