The price is wrong for Windows 7

Summary:There's no doubt that Windows 7 is going to be one of the better releases of Windows in the product's long history, but is the Redmond giant holding back uptake with the pricing?

There's no doubt that Windows 7 is going to be one of the better releases of Windows in the product's long history, but is the Redmond giant holding back uptake with the pricing?

The Patch Monday team examine the pricing released last week, which disclosed that retail prices will sail above the $400 mark for a full retail copy of the operating system. Is this an opening for Apple or Ubuntu to exploit? Can Suzanne create an operating system in assembly?

In other news discussed, Dimension Data is conducting an internal pilot of the release candidate of Windows 7.

Topics: Apple, Linux, Microsoft, Open Source, Operating Systems, Windows

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Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at ZDNet.com.au as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for t... Full Bio

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Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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