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Old 02-25-2009, 01:05 AM
Jason Dunn
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Default Win a Copy of Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED

Thanks to some generous folks at Microsoft, I have a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED Edition to give away (valued at $219 USD). Oh yeah, and that little wireless mouse too. The contest is open to anyone in the world, and all you have to do to enter is post a response in our forums telling me what you'd do with this software. Would you install it on your current computer, currently running Windows XP or a lower version of Vista? Would you donate the software to charity? Would you build a new computer and use this OS? Or give the OS away to someone who doesn't yet have Vista? There are no right or wrong answers, I'm just curious to know what you'd do.

The contest is open until Thursday the 5th of March, 2009, at 3pm GMT -7. One entry per person. I'll randomly select one winner and they'll have 72 hours to respond and claim their prize.

UPDATE: The contest is over and the winner is cmchavez. Thanks to everyone for entering the contest!

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Old 02-25-2009, 01:14 AM
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I would install it on my new MacBook Pro using VMWare Fusion.

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Old 02-25-2009, 01:27 AM
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Default I'd use it!

I tried Vista when I bought a new PC just after it came out. Much of my software didn't work. I had trouble with drivers. I returned the machine and bought one that still had XP. Since the various SR's, I would give it another try, although if I were to buy another machine, I'd wait until the next version of Windows....whatever Microsoft is calling it these days. I'm not enthralled with MS's attempts at new operating systems.

Thanks, Jason!

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Old 02-25-2009, 01:37 AM
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I'd build a new PC, with top of the line components, for my grandson.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:46 AM
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I would use the software on my laptop that is currently running Windows 7; once the beta testing period expires, I'll need to install a fresh OS and this would be a winner!
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:06 AM
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Default What would you do?

This would replace a Windows XP version on a Dell that missed the free Vista upgrade.
Then I would volunteer some time with World Vision.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:19 AM
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I'm planning to build a Media Center PC and this would go on that so that I can dump cable and watch my shows online, instead.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:02 AM
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I got a laptop that's currently running xp. Would be nice to check this out. Thanks ThoughtsMedia!
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:38 AM
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I'd build a new box to make a nice home for this Red Devil.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:40 AM
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I've been planning on building the ultimate PC and I'd use this as my OS.
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