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Monday, January 29, 2007

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”.

Bill Gates on the Today Show

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. 

According to Microsoft.com…

“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.

Microsoft has a comparison chart available so you can select the right version of Vista for you. (Click here to compare)

Click to See the full segment on MSN.com, following a short ad.

Bill is also scheduled to appear tonight on the DailyShow with Jon Stewart. Should be fun!

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why even bother with just Vista Home Basic, you might aswell save your money & use Windows XP. I can see why someone would want to buy other Vista editions though,as they seem to have features worth (maybe!) the money they cost.

3:53 PM  

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