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Why Microsoft Should Give $30 Student Deal to Everyone
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 18 September 2009 16:34

   Microsoft today announced a Windows 7 discount for college and university students -- and the deal's a doozy. In the U.S., for instance, students will pay just $30 for Win 7 Home Premium Upgrade if they order by January 3, 2010. The regular upgrade price is $120

Jeff Bertolucci, PC World
Sep 17, 2009 2:07 pm

Which led me to thinking: Why not extend the upgrade deal to all consumers? Here's what Microsoft could gain from such a move:
Better sales of Windows 7: Numerous pundits have opined that Win 7 is overpriced, a marketing blunder that will discourage home-user upgrades. If you're running Vista on a home PC, you'd really have to loathe your operating system to shell out $120 for Windows 7. I suspect that most consumers won't bother. As usual, they'll wait until they buy a new PC before upgrading to the newest version of Windows.  [ PC World...]    [Comments...]

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