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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…

“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, following a short ad.

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

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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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