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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM in 'Todays Only' Deals.

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#1
why is this cold!?
#2
Not a clue, i posted a similar deal about a month ago when windows 7 was reduced to £70 and that got to 588degrees, lol. It depends whether theres a lot of people online who think you should only use the software4students type of things cause its cheaper.
#3
Maybe people have been getting the cheaper student upgrade versions.
#4
maybe its because nobody want to use windows anymore?
#5
sledwich
maybe its because nobody want to use windows anymore?


To be fair it's a bit better than Workbench! ;)
#6
Maybe it's because £64 is too expensive!
#7
joshm
To be fair it's a bit better than Workbench! ;)

Heh took a few seconds to work that one out (and I had my freeware on aminet back in the day ;)

Directory Opus took over from workbench for me - even on PC !

This is probably the cheapest price around, unless you're a student:
http://www.software4students.co.uk



Edited By: mikerr on May 16, 2011 15:00
#8
I don't think it's fair for a deal like this to be voted cold just because there are cheaper student versions, not all of us are students.

I know some deals tend to be for specific people, like you have to be a nectar card holder, or a maplin card member etc, but being a student isn't something you can just join up to, it's such a finite corner of the market I don't even know that sites like software4students should be compaired in general terms to these kind of deals.
#9
Darkle
I don't think it's fair for a deal like this to be voted cold just because there are cheaper student versions, not all of us are students.

I know some deals tend to be for specific people, like you have to be a nectar card holder, or a maplin card member etc, but being a student isn't something you can just join up to, it's such a finite corner of the market I don't even know that sites like software4students should be compaired in general terms to these kind of deals.

Darkle you have been here long enough to realise that alot of deals on here get misvoted due to peoples views or opinions on the product at hand.

Windows products downvoted by Mac/linux users
PS3 products downvoted by xbox360 peeps and vice versa
Apple products upgraded by every apple lover

Hell some products are voted cold just so it doesn't hit the radar so they can get in faster from what I've seen previously.


Edited By: Nailez on May 16, 2011 15:40
#10
Everyone always says you must know at least one student surely?! I literally dont, im not old enough to know anyone with kids, but me and all my friends finished uni a few years ago so i literally cant get hold of a student copy. This is the cheapest ive seen it, and i use windows 7 at work and i really like it. I cant see a problem with it. Much better than vista! So now i want to build my own computer ill b getting a windows 7 OEM. So someone who is voting cold please suggest what u think i shoud do? Ill b using adobe and highend audio cards so ubunto aint really an option as there are no drivers for them!
#11
Nailez
Darkle
I don't think it's fair for a deal like this to be voted cold just because there are cheaper student versions, not all of us are students.

I know some deals tend to be for specific people, like you have to be a nectar card holder, or a maplin card member etc, but being a student isn't something you can just join up to, it's such a finite corner of the market I don't even know that sites like software4students should be compaired in general terms to these kind of deals.


Darkle you have been here long enough to realise that alot of deals on here get misvoted due to peoples views or opinions on the product at hand.

Windows products downvoted by Mac/linux users
PS3 products downvoted by xbox360 peeps and vice versa
Apple products upgraded by every apple lover

Hell some products are voted cold just so it doesn't hit the radar so they can get in faster from what I've seen previously.



Words of wisdom :)

CJ, I agree, Windows 7 is like all the good features of Vista, but cleaner with more speed, I know it's resource hungry, but so is windows XP compaired to windows 98, we move forward.

Only trouble with OEM is you have to retire it with the PC, or sell it on with the PC etc, but frankly, at the rate most of us make a major hardware change, windows 8 or whatever will be out, so go for it.
1 Like #12
Students at City College can get Windows 7 Ultimate & Professional for £10.00 + vat. <<<<<<<<<<Is this a good deal?
Also we can get Microsoft office 2007/2010 for the same price.
32/64 bit

Edited By: tarryboy on May 16, 2011 16:04
#13
The thing is, if you're using a student copy without fulfilling the terms and conditions of use, then you're still pirating the software. It doesn't matter that you haven't downloaded the software from a torrent site, the only difference is that you've actually paid money in order to pirate. The pirating part is when you install and use the software not when you download and burn it to a disk.

Rant over, this is a good price for a reasonable edition of Windows. Yes, it's a bit too expensive in comparison to the rest of the price of a computer. There was some examples recently where the cost of Windows actually made up over 40% of the unit price, which is way too high. However, this is down to the price of hardware falling not necessarily the cost of software rising.
#14
Microsoft is doomed !
Move away from Windows go to Linux.
#15
I use linux as well, which i really really like!, but i find theres not enough support for linux from hardware manufacturers to make it as good as it could be.
#16
What is the RRP of Windows 7.
The latest Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard has one retail version only - full fat, 64 bit, 100% Professional with nothing left out - and retails for £24.99. Apple have really taken the fight to Microsoft and whilst they are a software and peripherals company only the really need to realign their strategy on selling operating systems, I feel sorry for Windows who have to choose between different versions of the OS, particularly as they all seem to have such a poor reputation amongst users. Sooner MS dump DOS and create a secure BSD/Unix base to their OS, the better for all if us, including us Mac users.
1 Like #17
Case and point per earlier post, people will post against just because they are fanboys and cannot see the price difference being what your used to and what you prefer to use for mass compatability of programs.

Everyone knows Linux is free and OSX is cheaper etc etc but all those users also know that trying to get programs to run within those OS's is sometimes alot of blooming hassle to the point where you have to use emulators or have dual boot systems.

This is a good price for NON STUDENTS, NON WINDOWS HATING USERS and people with sense to spot it ;)

Edited By: Nailez on May 16, 2011 16:59
1 Like #18
you cant do a custom build with apple though? without a lot of effort and messing with boot kernels etc which is far too much effort for me!
2 Likes #19
designaw
What is the RRP of Windows 7.
The latest Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard has one retail version only - full fat, 64 bit, 100% Professional with nothing left out - and retails for £24.99. Apple have really taken the fight to Microsoft and whilst they are a software and peripherals company only the really need to realign their strategy on selling operating systems, I feel sorry for Windows who have to choose between different versions of the OS, particularly as they all seem to have such a poor reputation amongst users. Sooner MS dump DOS and create a secure BSD/Unix base to their OS, the better for all if us, including us Mac users.


Waow where to start with this. You don't see me jumping into iPhone, iMac or Apple deals and voting them down.

1. Mac OSx is based on *nix, so I should hope that it's cheap since it's effectively based on something you can get for free like Linux.

2. What you save in your operating system, I save in system cost. It was fine a few years ago when Apple actually had something unique about their computers being based on Motorola processors instead of x86, there was something tangibly different and un-obtainable by any other method. But now they use x86 and PC hardware just with a different operating system (based on the same stuff that is used to make Linux for free), and they have the gall to charge way more for it. Far from being some sort of optimised hardware, it's usually built to Intel reference spec. So you can have your £25 operating system, and I'll have my £300+ saving on the same specification running an operating system that runs 90% of the worlds computers and software.

3. DOS.... Waow, the notion that 64bit windows 7 was based on DOS. DOS disappeared after Windows 98, Windows 2000 was based on NT which was not based on DOS, and Windows XP was based on Windows 2000 and so forth.

4. A few people still remember the bad strategies and choices that led Apple to the brink of liquidation in 1997, when Microsoft had to bail them out with $150 million.

Great price for this versatile, fast operating system. Heat :)


Edited By: Darkle on May 16, 2011 17:12: Splelling worgn :)
#20
Heat added
#21
CJRodgers
Everyone always says you must know at least one student surely?! I literally dont, im not old enough to know anyone with kids, but me and all my friends finished uni a few years ago so i literally cant get hold of a student copy. This is the cheapest ive seen it, and i use windows 7 at work and i really like it. I cant see a problem with it. Much better than vista! So now i want to build my own computer ill b getting a windows 7 OEM. So someone who is voting cold please suggest what u think i shoud do? Ill b using adobe and highend audio cards so ubunto aint really an option as there are no drivers for them!

Just sign up with one of your local Adult Education Classes. It counts :)
banned#22
I bought Win7 64bit and have had nothing but problems with drivers, NAS access etc etc, I'm going back to 32 bit.

I thought 64bit would make my pc a little quicker, but it's meant I don't use it anymore due to all the problems I've had with it.
#23
just download tiny 7 and yuur set for FREE
#24
Darkle
designaw
What is the RRP of Windows 7.
The latest Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard has one retail version only - full fat, 64 bit, 100% Professional with nothing left out - and retails for £24.99. Apple have really taken the fight to Microsoft and whilst they are a software and peripherals company only the really need to realign their strategy on selling operating systems, I feel sorry for Windows who have to choose between different versions of the OS, particularly as they all seem to have such a poor reputation amongst users. Sooner MS dump DOS and create a secure BSD/Unix base to their OS, the better for all if us, including us Mac users.


Waow where to start with this. You don't see me jumping into iPhone, iMac or Apple deals and voting them down.

1. Mac OSx is based on *nix, so I should hope that it's cheap since it's effectively based on something you can get for free like Linux.

2. What you save in your operating system, I save in system cost. It was fine a few years ago when Apple actually had something unique about their computers being based on Motorola processors instead of x86, there was something tangibly different and un-obtainable by any other method. But now they use x86 and PC hardware just with a different operating system (based on the same stuff that is used to make Linux for free), and they have the gall to charge way more for it. Far from being some sort of optimised hardware, it's usually built to Intel reference spec. So you can have your £25 operating system, and I'll have my £300+ saving on the same specification running an operating system that runs 90% of the worlds computers and software.

3. DOS.... Waow, the notion that 64bit windows 7 was based on DOS. DOS disappeared after Windows 98, Windows 2000 was based on NT which was not based on DOS, and Windows XP was based on Windows 2000 and so forth.

4. A few people still remember the bad strategies and choices that led Apple to the brink of liquidation in 1997, when Microsoft had to bail them out with $150 million.

Great price for this versatile, fast operating system. Heat :)


Bizarre...
1. 'effectively based on something you can get for free' I think you'll find that there is considerably more to BSD Unix and related OS' variations of Linux.

2. 'it's usually built to Intel reference spec.' Usually, Never. Apple have adopted Intel CPU's and GPU's but have also adhered to their longstanding CHRP (Common Hardware Reference Platform) that differentiates Macs from all the intercompatibility issues that affect Wintel boxes. The adoption of Intel GMA on MacBook and Mac Mini has been the first major deviation from it.

3. 64 bit Windows 7, except for 32 bit Windows 7 Starter. 'DOS disappeared after Windows 98' - Nope, still there, and you can still run DOS programs under Windows 7.

4. 'when Microsoft had to bail them out with $150 million'... What did Microsoft pay $150 million for in 1997?
"Both Apple and Microsoft executives denied that the Microsoft investment represents a path to converging the companies' operating systems. However, they said they had agreed to work out a settlement to a long-standing dispute over whether Microsoft's Windows operating system infringes on any of Apple's patents."

It's baffling, to buy a retail version of Windows 7 you are looking at choosing from one of six different versions with 'cut-down' versions starting at £124.99. As I said before:
"Apple have really taken the fight to Microsoft and whilst they are a software and peripherals company only the really need to realign their strategy on selling operating systems, I feel sorry for Windows who have to choose between different versions of the OS."
Microsoft need to better for its customers and offer retail versions at a fairer price - after all, its not as if they are a boutique company with a niche market!
#25
hotdealsuk
I bought Win7 64bit and have had nothing but problems with drivers, NAS access etc etc, I'm going back to 32 bit.

I thought 64bit would make my pc a little quicker, but it's meant I don't use it anymore due to all the problems I've had with it.


same experience here - OEM PC manufacturers must be getting great deals on Win7 64bit as most of them are shipping this OS with their PC's - its cheaper for a reason probably that MS know that it causes problems with device drivers / anti virus and other programs (even some 64 bit programs written specifically for Win7 64bit I have found to not install properly / buggy)
#26
Google is the future now IMO, hopefully they'll help to break down the M$ monopoly. I never thought I'd see the 'year of the linux' desktop but it's almost though google are going to bring us it through the mobile.. i.e.- through Android (the linux based mobile OS). I can't wait to try out chromium.
#27
All the Windows/Mac nonsense is making it harder for me to find out if this is the best price for Win7 atm.

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