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  • pavone

     I was thinking dual-booting actually. I bought a mac mini for iphone development and it's just been sitting there, so I will probably try this tonight. 

  • spivonious

    , DeathByVisualStudio wrote

    @Ian2: With past versions of Windows I thought those that purchased a Windows PC in that funky upgrade window prior to a new release got a coupon with that PC to get the upgrade for free. I know $14.99 isn't a lot but it's a step back if memory serves me correctly.

    For the $15, you get upgraded to Win8 Pro with the Media Pack (WMC, DVD playback, etc.), even if the PC you bought came with Win7 Home Premium. Not such a bad deal, but I think I'll still wait for Windows 8 hardware to come out.

  • DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , spivonious wrote

    *snip*

    For the $15, you get upgraded to Win8 Pro with the Media Pack (WMC, DVD playback, etc.), even if the PC you bought came with Win7 Home Premium. Not such a bad deal, but I think I'll still wait for Windows 8 hardware to come out.

    Thanks spiv. So the $15 is to pay for the licensing for DVD playback, etc. That makes more sense. At least you get Pro with it. I hope they extend it back to all W7 purchasers. If they want to help fulfill Sinofsky's vision of 350 million W7 users as a customer base for W8 developers it would make sense rather than leave us with another version of "no comprimise". They gotta get enough momentum on W8 PC sales and upgrades to have a decent customer base for devs to be attracted to building metro apps.

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  • spivonious

    , DeathByVisualStudio wrote

    *snip*

    Thanks spiv. So the $15 is to pay for the licensing for DVD playback, etc. That makes more sense. At least you get Pro with it. I hope they extend it back to all W7 purchasers. If they want to help fulfill Sinofsky's vision of 350 million W7 users as a customer base for W8 developers it would make sense rather than leave us with another version of "no comprimise". They gotta get enough momentum on W8 PC sales and upgrades to have a decent customer base for devs to be attracted to building metro apps.

    Yeah, I'd love to see a permanent <$50 upgrade price to Win8, but I doubt we'll ever see that. It's odd, because I've read that most Windows purchases are with new PCs anyway, so it's not like MS would be losing a lot of money in the retail market.

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