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Windows 7 Premium £79.99 /Ultimate £189.99 /Professional £199.99 + 15% Quidco @ Microsoft Store Online
Windows 7 Premium £79.99 /Ultimate £189.99 /Professional £199.99 + 15% Quidco @ Microsoft Store Online

Windows 7 Premium £79.99 /Ultimate £189.99 /Professional £199.99 + 15% Quidco @ Microsoft Store Online

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We have all heard about Windows 7 by now (Well most of us). For those who are looking for a deal, having missed the cheaper deals.

Quidco says 15% off Microsoft Software quidco.com/mic…re/

There is a compatibility link at the bottom of the page.
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when ever i have checked the MS store (buy quite abit of software for work) they are considerably more than amazon etc

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cheeky_chops;5841664

when ever i have checked the MS store (buy quite abit of software for … when ever i have checked the MS store (buy quite abit of software for work) they are considerably more than amazon etc



I believe W7 is now selling for the same price at all other retailers.

vbnmu;5841683

I believe W7 is now selling for the same price at all other retailers.



It would be an idea to have a 10 second google before making statements like that - £68.98 for home premium @ amazon (no i didnt look at either for postage...) No messing with quidco either :thumbsup:

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cheeky_chops;5841746

It would be an idea to have a 10 second google before making statements … It would be an idea to have a 10 second google before making statements like that - £68.98 for home premium @ amazon (no i didnt look at either for postage...) No messing with quidco either :thumbsup:



Is the Microsoft deal not cheaper with Quidco?
I did say I believe all retailers are selling at the same price. I tend to use 'I believe' when am not able to make a completely accurate statement.

49.99 at argos

+1.5% quidco

edit: out of stock now, lots of £69.99 retailers with a bit of quidco though

Why bother at all?

Most reports suggest this is little better than Vista and in summary does little more than what a good service pack (a well thought out service pack for that matter) could have done for Vista for free...... so MS try to rip more £ out of our pockets to sell you something you've already likely bought (but didn't work properly).

ZerocoolJ;5842085

Why bother at all? Most reports suggest this is little better than Vista … Why bother at all? Most reports suggest this is little better than Vista and in summary does little more than what a good service pack (a well thought out service pack for that matter) could have done for Vista for free...... so MS try to rip more £ out of our pockets to sell you something you've already likely bought (but didn't work properly).



Vista's name is damaged, w7 is a new launch.

put it this way, I'll consider w7 in about 2 years, depending on reports from associates. They could patch up & improve vista for the next decade, I'd still not touch it again.

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ZerocoolJ;5842085

Why bother at all? Most reports suggest this is little better than Vista … Why bother at all? Most reports suggest this is little better than Vista and in summary does little more than what a good service pack (a well thought out service pack for that matter) could have done for Vista for free...... so MS try to rip more £ out of our pockets to sell you something you've already likely bought (but didn't work properly).



Agreed that W7 'in summary does little more than what a good service pack could have done'. But are we ever going to see that SP for Vista, I very much doubt it. With W7's release, MS will be all out to promote it. A good SP will only do so much, and will never reach the heights capable by W7. It does not make business sense to make Vista handle as well as W7.
Having said that, W7 is awesome. Being able to run it on a low end machine will help all those on XP who have been reluctant (rightly so) to move to Vista.
Personally I never experienced any major problems with Vista but it did feel slightly sluggish and 'didn't feel quite right'. Maybe my head had just been turned by all the bad press.

On a final note, lots of cold but noone has mentioned a cheaper deal yet (The amazon one is good but with quidco the microsoft deal is cheaper).

vbnmu;5842207

On a final note, lots of cold but noone has mentioned a cheaper deal yet … On a final note, lots of cold but noone has mentioned a cheaper deal yet (The amazon one is good but with quidco the microsoft deal is cheaper).



Yeah they're all cold at the moment. It was 50 quid in a bunch of places yesterday. There will probably be another bunch of offers before long.

ZerocoolJ;5842085

Why bother at all? Most reports suggest this is little better than Vista … Why bother at all? Most reports suggest this is little better than Vista and in summary does little more than what a good service pack (a well thought out service pack for that matter) could have done for Vista for free...... so MS try to rip more £ out of our pockets to sell you something you've already likely bought (but didn't work properly).



I agree with that. Nice and glossy...but what do you need it for? Some folk, web browsing, email, office work. The software is never yours, its licensed to you, loaned out. For what I use a computer for most of the time, xp, linux, and maybe the new google effort will do it at little or no cost. Microsoft have a right cheek to do what they just did, Its a cheap excercise to bring w7 out because Vista stinks, what if w7 is a stinker aswell.

ZerocoolJ;5842085

Why bother at all? Most reports suggest this is little better than Vista … Why bother at all? Most reports suggest this is little better than Vista and in summary does little more than what a good service pack (a well thought out service pack for that matter) could have done for Vista for free...... so MS try to rip more £ out of our pockets to sell you something you've already likely bought (but didn't work properly).



What would you suggest? Use Linux - hardly in the same league is it? Unable to play new games and a whole new OS for people to learn. It`s all well and good the inux zealots praising it, but most people simply don`t care about the differences, as the majority of differences make Linux worse for their needs, not better. Same with businesses - you`ll have to retrain staff how to use the new OS, you lose a lot of compatibility by using Open Office - very difficult to make any good argument to move over.

XP? Ok it`s a stable OS, but it`s definitely time to move on. Better gaming abilities, longer lasting support, and a nicer looking OS. Yes i`ve already pre-ordered my copies of W7.

XP is almost 9 years old now, and Vista is bad. Windows 7 actually gets a lot of things right. You're right, it's kind of like a how a decent service pack for vista should be, but that's MS for you.

SimonFin;5844597

What would you suggest? Use Linux - hardly in the same league is it? … What would you suggest? Use Linux - hardly in the same league is it? Unable to play new games and a whole new OS for people to learn. It`s all well and good the inux zealots praising it, but most people simply don`t care about the differences, as the majority of differences make Linux worse for their needs, not better. Same with businesses - you`ll have to retrain staff how to use the new OS, you lose a lot of compatibility by using Open Office - very difficult to make any good argument to move over.XP? Ok it`s a stable OS, but it`s definitely time to move on. Better gaming abilities, longer lasting support, and a nicer looking OS. Yes i`ve already pre-ordered my copies of W7.



hmm, see the open office comment there, I personally find open far more user friendly than MS, sure there's a few glitches when you read an open file in MS, or vice versa, but consider open is free, and MS costs more than the average machien to put it on, that's a no brainer in my book.

borders in open's excell equivalant have far more options for one thing.

andiejn;5844936

hmm, see the open office comment there, I personally find open far more … hmm, see the open office comment there, I personally find open far more user friendly than MS, sure there's a few glitches when you read an open file in MS, or vice versa, but consider open is free, and MS costs more than the average machien to put it on, that's a no brainer in my book.borders in open's excell equivalant have far more options for one thing.



The thing is that if open office isn`t 100% compatible with MS Office, then for lots of people it`s no good at all. If you`re filling in an electronic job application form, it needs to be formatted correctly. f you`re writing a report for school or university, the formatting needs ot be correct. It might look OK in OO on your machine, but are you confident that when it arrives at the other end, who is using MS Office, that it will open and look as you intended? If not then it isn`t fit for purpose.

OO is fine if everyone you`ll be sending files to and receiving files from also uses OO, or you only use the files yourself, but otherwise it simply isn`t up to the job yet.

Appears to be a couple of people here who've not tried the beta. Because if you had you would know why it is worth the upgrade.

Ok so Vista wasn't what everyone hoped for. Get over it, once the drivers caught up it wasn't bad anyway.

Over Vista Win 7 is just more efficient, things are more where you would expect them to be. There are small features like the task bar which makes life easier. Explorer has a better layout for getting to other folders quickly.

Over XP.. unless your computer is 6 or 7 years old+ there's just no benefit to XP anymore. Win 7 will run well on lower specs than Vista could.

I just wish i'd caught the £49 upgrades!

SimonFin;5851629

The thing is that if open office isn`t 100% compatible with MS Office, … The thing is that if open office isn`t 100% compatible with MS Office, then for lots of people it`s no good at all. If you`re filling in an electronic job application form, it needs to be formatted correctly. f you`re writing a report for school or university, the formatting needs ot be correct. It might look OK in OO on your machine, but are you confident that when it arrives at the other end, who is using MS Office, that it will open and look as you intended? If not then it isn`t fit for purpose.OO is fine if everyone you`ll be sending files to and receiving files from also uses OO, or you only use the files yourself, but otherwise it simply isn`t up to the job yet.



fair point, but then, try sending out application using office '07, that kindly saves into a format no ****** can read cos they've got an older version of office!. ( yes there's a 'compatability' mode to save as older office, but that has it's faults to.

uploading to the vast majority of CV websites gives further compatibilty issues with MS (and probably with OO to)

can you guarantee the person reading the CV you send is using MS anyway? many businesses are moving away from overpriced MS to cheaper alternatives anyway. so to you take the chance on slight non- compatibility with a free program, or a £300+ one?

just tag a caviet to the top 'this cv was written in open office and may have some compatability issues with other programmes' Any potential employer who can't see past that probably isn't worth workign for anyway.

and if you REALLY worry about the layout/look, use OO's 'save as PDF' function (that MS can't do) then they can read it in Acrobat.
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