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Windows 7: Upgrades; Microsoft marketing and Apple envy [video]

Will Microsoft’s Windows 7 succeed where Vista failed? ZDNet Correspondent Sumi Das talks to Larry Dignan, editor in chief of ZDNet, and Ed Bott, ZDNet's Microsoft Report blogger, about Windows 7's pros and cons.

In this video, Ed Bott and I riff on the upcoming Windows 7 launch, Microsoft's Apple envy and the PC value-price equation.

Among the key points:

  • Ed thinks Windows 7 has some oomph on features;
  • I'm not all that sure that corporations are going to upgrade that quickly;
  • And we talk about Apple vs. Microsoft and the price associated with being cool. Ed yaps a little about the Apple tax.