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I was recently sent an email that outlined a sweet deal on Windows Vista. Basically, buy one retail copy of Windows Vista Ultimate (full product or upgrade) and you can purchase up to two copies of Windows Vista Home Premium upgrade for $59.99 each. Since all Vista SKUs are shipped on the DVD, you can use the Ultimate DVD and the Home Premium keys you get to upgrade to Windows Vista on two more machines!! Here are the full details on the offer:
We want to offer special customers a great limited-time discount to help them share the excitement of the Windows Vista™ operating system with their family! Now the whole family can enjoy the automated security features, improved performance and advanced entertainment capabilities of Windows Vista on PCs throughout your home. Here’s how it works
It’s easy to share Windows Vista
* The Windows Vista Family Discount is only available until June 30, 2007 to customers in the United States and Canada who have purchased the full or upgrade Windows Vista Ultimate retail boxed product. Customers may purchase up to two additional licenses to install the Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade on other PCs within their household for $59.99 CAD per upgrade license, a discount of over 60% off the estimated retail price. The price for the product excludes all taxes. You are responsible for any taxes that you are obligated to pay or that we may collect from you. Currency exchange settlements are based on your agreement with your payment method provider. Customers must use the operating systems primarily in their home, meaning the dwelling where they live, by members of their own household; for personal use; and may not transfer the operating systems to others outside their household. Offer may be discontinued at any time. Software licenses purchased through electronic transmission online or over the Internet are not eligible for a refund. View Microsoft's Retail Product Refund Guidelines. Some product features are only available in certain editions of Windows Vista and may require advanced or additional hardware.
Hmmmm... that might just make my day.
I was thinking up Vista Ultimate anyhow (to get my Remote Access back). I got spoiled by XP Media Center edition. Since it was basically a hacked up (very nicely tho) copy of XP Pro, remote access was left.
Vista Premium took that away (or corrected an "undocumented" feature)... ;)
$60 per to upgrade each after that? That's almost back in the days of Dos 5 - 6 upgrades! Cool!
Time to start saving some extra magic beans. Kids gotta get Vista.
Actually, is there any way to purchase XP Embedded Edition and slap that on a home PC? For browsing the web and basic access, it's a sweet little package! All that crammed into a "tiny couple meg box".