Windows 7 looks expensive and confusing
I just finished reading an article on MyBroadband where they have listed local pricing for the different Windows 7 options from a variety of brick and mortar and e-tailers.
Firstly, I had no idea that there were so many options to choose from, again. Did M$ learn nothing with Vista ? There is no way the man in the street is going to have any idea what the difference between the different options are. You’ll realise that you are getting more when you buy the “Ultimate” version, but without doing some research you’ll be nicely in the dark.
Secondly if you want all the bells and whistles you will be forking out between R2337.00 (e-tailers) and R3199.95 (from Incredible Connection) for the Ultimate version. That’s a lot of money. I mean, you can pretty much buy a PC for R3000, probably not one that can run Windows 7 though…
I’m sure lots of people are going to buy Windows 7, but I think most of them just want to upgrade from their 8 year old XP installations.