Everyone has recognized that Windows 7 is "Vista done right." So should Microsoft just give the OS away for free?
interesting idea, it will never happen but is is a good read windows 7 is very nice, ill give credit where it is due, it is a very nice OS still has some issues but i love it when i build a new pc i'll probably win widnows 7 if i can find the heart to actually finally leave XP pro after all of these years
anything away for free, it should be the 360. But continue to charge for the online service of course. lol
Knowing how greedy microsoft is they will probably make you pay a s**t load.
Sounds really smart. Investing a few billions in an OS and giving it for free to the costumers. Why haven't I had this idea earlier?
They should give it to vista users for free if not they should sell it to them for 50 dollars
or just call it Vista Service Pack SP#... but it wont happen
i actually thought Windows 7 was just gonna be an update for vista. Guess, i was wrong.
I heard something about MS giving away Windows 7 to Vista owners... or a heavily discounted upgrade rate. Windows 7 is in beta. The first Vista beta resembled XP. The first Win7 beta resembles Vista. Just because the first beta of Windows 7 resembles Vista doesn't mean it should be deemed as Vista SP2. By the time Win7 is released it will be a pretty heavy upgrade. Even in beta... a lot of the apps are already heavily updated. Having been using Win7 for a couple months, it is very addicting. I can rest assured that upgrading was a sure win in my book.
The probability of this is zero
how were you able to type f r 3 3 and microsoft in the same sentence it doesnt work for me
i've had plenty of free stuff from microsoft.
huh: Microsoft gives free RRoD's. All my friends including my brother got one all for FREE $0. *runs and hides*
Caffman, do tell. I would love to get a nice cup of hot chocolate and listen to your fairy tale around a camp fire with the group.
MPU, that's all you need to know.
about 22 XBLA games (over various times you get free games for various reasons. I got 10 because I just filled a form in!) so many themes and gamerpics I can't even begin to count (if you just look at whats new out you can find them easily) 5 HD-DVDs (Before the cries of DEAD FORMAT!!!!!! I know but a HD movie is a HD movie and why pay £20 for serenity when I got it for free. Once again all I had to do was send in a receipt) Now what have I got from Sony? Nothing. Not a sausage. My mate got a free blu-ray off them so I know they do give stuff out but there you go
If its not better than XP then i´ll get it for free ;)
piracy shouldn't be advocated under any circumstance
Try the beta, its way better then xp, i have xp and w7 dual boot, everytime i switch back to xp i have to let my eyes get used to the blurry mess. Windows7 is crisp and clean, and its responsive time is way better then xp.
I have the W7 beta but I'm waiting on the arrival of a new HDD before I can install it. I've used W7 on my brother in law's PC that I installed it on and I was duly impressed. Faster response time than XP and once I got used to the navigation, which took all of 5 minutes, I loved it. I'm still curious how games will perform on Windows 7.
Let me take a wild guess who's asking it for free........Sony droids (Cheap B*stards).
this really has nothing to do with sony it is people who purchased vista which upon the release of windows 7 will probably be dropped
Yeah...because PS3's are cheap. Grow up.
microsoft do something for free thats funny, thats so funny i cant control myself
it wont happen but if they did do it they would get all kinds of positive pr rubs
What the heck does ps3 have to do with windows 7 id say 90 percent of the ps3 users are pc users
absolutely nothing, but trying to prove ps3 supremacy means anything involving microsoft means we must inject something into it about a game console
How about giving away all your Ziff davis magazines for free? The same information can be googled and/or found on competing websites, (Cnet-Gamespot) including your own. (ZDnet-PCmag-EGM) So why should anyone subscribe/pay for your magazines? Of course that didn't stop you from expecting people to pay for it. Blind Hypocritical Lemmings, Practice Before You Preach.
frwr microsoft see it wont let me
You're right. Mozilla corrects it for you. Microsoft for freaa *sigh* I'll figure it out...
@Above Bubbles for the laughs (:
Should it be? Yes. Will it be? No.
No, they should not, they worked hard on it, why would they give it away for free. Just dont run Vista on a weak pc and youl be happy with it, and youl have no reason to cry for a free upgrade. Oh, and vista runs very well with SP1.
it still uses unnecessary amounts of resources whether it runs well is not the issue, running efficiently is the main problem
Why, do you prever your ram to sit on its ass and do nothing ? I prever my OS to use what is available.
i prefer my ram to be available for applications that need it to function and make my work go faster
Just because your OS uses your ram, doesnt mean it will release ram for running applications, a smart os (and vista can do that) will distribute ram by constantly taking and releasing it.
it still clings to an unnecessary amount of resources, it is a huge flaw and well documented
The main problem is with the games. I have tried playing same games on Vista SP1 and XP, guess on which they ran faster? XP! Why? coz the OS's RAM, CPU utilization is much low. Gamers want visual eye candies, but we want them to go away from leeching on resources when we click on a game application. I use WindowBlinds and IconPackager in XP SP3 to get the eye candy and still the RAM utilization is WAY less than Vista SP1. I hope they fix this problem with Windows 7, or people will again switch back to XP after all the 'Vista done right' hype gets over.
@gauravraw Vista and XP (each patched to current) have the same performance for games. YOU ARE JUST PLAIN WRONG. The Drivers were the problem people had with early Vista: http://www.firingsquad.com/... DX9 faster on Vista than XP; http://www.gamespot.com/pc/... "It's clear that driver issues in Windows Vista have been largely ironed out, as the five to 10 percent performance drop compared to Windows XP is virtually gone" http://www.extremetech.com/...
Hmmmm.. Those figures surely looks good but I wasn't goofing around. I actually sensed a performance jump in Crysis Warhead, Grid, Far Cry 2 when I switched back to XP from Vista. Maybe it's all sorted out now but I don't believe it. I never complained about any other driver or application support in Vista as I already know it's on par with XP now (atleast when it comes to 32bit). With SP2, I'll give Vista an another try though.
install sp1, if your vista still sucks then, trow out your computer and get a new one. I ran vista on an AMD64 3200, not exactly a high spec processor anymore, and it also had 3 gb of ram. Vista sp1 ran flawless on it. Now i have an I7 with 6 gb of ram, and it laughs at the vista requirements.
the major flaws in vista are glaring, sp1 didn't do away with them
I wish. There has been a lot nice things being said about Windows 7, the same however cannot be said for Vista. I would gladly take windows 7 over vista anyday.
An OS for free ? Get real.
And its becoming more and more popular. Once you get used to it, its a great os. Vista is getting better and better with each update. Just can't figure out why it will not boot without the disk in the drive. Trying to repair the boot files on the hdd didn't help.
yes but they wont and dont expect them to
Microsoft? Free? Well that would be good to the consumer as it would give something back to them, but... wait... Microsoft? Good to consumers? giving something back? LOL. Best laugh i've had today. If this were to happen, then next thing you know, the RIAA'll make all music free and DRM-free in order to make up for everything they've done. And Toshiba will give away free blu-ray players for that piece of crap HD-DVD.
while i agree it won't happen your analogies aren't really the same type of situation, and the reason it won't happen are different than what you perceive
thats because judging from the way he thinks, hes either ignorant, or 14 years old. Those two mentioned subjects are hardly known for strong analogy's
yeah ms is gonna give it to us free becuase hey they arent in the business to make money, by the way did they give away millenium(worst os ever) for free, i dont think so. they will never give away windows 7 for free but i do hope they dont split it up into 3 versions with a stupid price on the best one. how about a 99 buck version for all.
i agree on the pricing and version splitting there is no reason to fragment the market like that, i really dont know what they were thinking
They will always do that, because the more expensive versions are for developing and running servers. MS is giving you the option of buying a cheaper version, otherwise you would have to pay a lot of cash for things you dont need as a home user. SO there is no such thing as best, home is the only thing you need as a home user.
then why is this not the case with other operating systems such as macos? functionality should be expandable, not preloaded onto your PC
They are expandable, you buy what you need, you to host a server, get business edition, you need to both servers and development, get ultimate edition. If your at home, you need either, if you happen to need them anyway, get an upgrade to premium or ultimate. Easy isnt it. Since you can earn money by selling your software, you also have to pay more for its tools.
Which version of Vista would you recommend for server use? Do you realize that there is a special server version of Windows (called Windows Server, duh), while there are still three (or more, I don't recall) versions of Vista out there? And those three versions are NOT marketed as server OS at all. You seem to have no clue about operating systems.
yes they should for who using vista
i wouldnt say it should be free but heres how i would price it if they have multiple releases Windows 7 Basic 50 bucks upgrade 99 full version Windows 7 Premium 99 bucks upgrdae 150 full Version Windows 7 Ultamite 150 upgrade and 200 full Version
People who've bought Vista fair and square should have the option for an update of the OS to Windows 7, imo.
i think msot people would agree, unfortunately it probably won't happen perhaps a discount of some sort will be offered for a period of time, who knows
They should because no way im buying it
Won't even use it if I got it for free,I'll stick with XP til my computer dies,once it dies I'm going to buy me a kickass Mac
that and you can still use windows on mac
They should just make Vista owners pay a small fee for the upgrade. It's bullsh*t to make their costumers pay all those money again just because THEY messed up... I pray for someone to overthrow M$. Google, please make a kick-ass OS :P
They wont give it for free and it has nothing to do with being greedy. Its retarded saying the MS is greedy , they are trying to make money just like every other company out there. I Hope they sell it at a discount . Like win xp home was 99 id like to see win 7 at 50-60 bucks. As for vista it wasnt as bad as everyone mad eit out to be i have 1 xp and 1 vista machine and my vista machine runs great. maybe people need to learn how to use a pc
Should Microsoft give Xbox 720 away for free? Yes, but they won't.
id also say they should do a thing like they do with oem upgrades for vista when u bought xp i got a free voucher to upgrade to vista when i bought my oem copy of xp i think they should atleast do that for windows 7 users do it for a 90 day period
If Microsoft cared about public relations they would have fixed Vista's problems a long time ago. Oh, and they wouldn't have made Xbox systems that fail 1/3 of the time. Yet, people keep using windows and Xboxes?
free is a word that microsoft does not know anything about
I feel like everyone who bought Vista should get at least a discounted upgrade.