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    News - Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

    Discounted upgrades available in October, but only while supplies last.
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    Re: News - Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

    Call it being desperate lol

    Haven't they sold millions already?

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    Re: News - Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

    Yes, they have sold millions already. If they advertise this offer well, then they might be able to shift another lot of people from xp/vista.
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    Re: News - Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

    They are going to have to do better than that to grind me down.

    They should give everyone who has suffered with vista a free upgrade.

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    I just dont understand why people hate Vista so much!

    My family (home users) and I (enthusiast) have had very few problems. It's nicer and easier to use than XP.
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    Re: News - Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

    Quote Originally Posted by cameronlite View Post
    Yes, they have sold millions already. If they advertise this offer well, then they might be able to shift another lot of people from xp/vista.
    Not to business users though.

    Vista was such a fail in business is unbelievable. SP3 for Vista isn't doing any better.

    Unless the software devs are re-writing the apps everyone will be still using XP.

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    Re: News - Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

    Based on the fact that business users still don't want to change to Windows 7 (understandably), there can't be that many actually using Vista...
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    Re: News - Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

    Vista = Worst business OS ever, I know tons of businesses that avoided it like the plague.
    Cant say I liked my 64bit version at home much more.

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    Re: News - Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

    I've only seen one multinational using Vista: Chevron.

    It's actually really nice to not have to use XP in an office environment. I'm really starting to hate XP these days.

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    Re: News - Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    They are going to have to do better than that to grind me down.

    They should give everyone who has suffered with vista a free upgrade.
    Vista got a bad rep mostly because people tried to run it on hardware not up to the task. That might be their fault, it might be the manufacturer's fault, it might be Microsoft's fault. But it's not Vista's fault, and it's a superior OS to XP in a huge number of ways if you have a half-decent machine (read: 2GB+ RAM, primarily). It is hardly the abomination you make it out to be.

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    Re: News - Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

    ^^ Agreed.

    Everyone blames the OS because it's far easier to do that rather than taking the time to think critically and find the actual problem.

    Windows 7 is a welcomed refinement to Vista but there was nothing wrong with Vista.

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    Re: News - Microsoft brings back Windows 7 Family Pack

    Nah, it's much cooler to slag it off.

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