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Re: [News] [Rival] A $1,632 Windows Vista Scandal

____/ Jerry McBride on Monday 26 May 2008 17:39 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Microsoft And The $1,632 Copy Of Vista
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Microsoft charged Bill $1,632 for a single Windows Vista Ultimate
>> | upgrade license. Each time Bill, an IT Manager, tried to his enter his
>> | payment details through Windows Live Marketplace he was told that
>> | Microsoft could not be contacted, and to "please try again later." What
>> | Microsoft really meant was, "Ha! Got your money! How 'bout some more?!"
>> `----
> Now... THAT'S A WOW! The dude has to feel like a chump...

Who, Bill... Gates? ;-)

Maybe that's how Gates will finance Microsoft when he (pseudo) retires. Signing
merchandise and big checks.

If only it was an autographed copy... what a publicity stunt /that/ was at the

Maybe the guy above deserves to have lost his money. What type a person
actually /buys/ Vista (rather than buy a PC and be forced to take it home for
wiping)? Maybe they fined him, as deserved. :-)

                ~~ Best of wishes

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