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Old 10-04-2010, 10:00 PM
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Default Make Windows 7 Part Of Your Family

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowsexperience/archive/2010/10/03/windows-7-family-pack-makes-a-comeback-today.aspx' target='_blank'>http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/...back-today.aspx</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Starting today, customers in the United States can purchase the Windows 7 Family Pack at participating retailers and online at the Microsoft Store. This is your chance to get up to three PCs running Windows 7 Home Premium for the low price of $149.99 ERP. But act fast&mdash;Family Pack is only available while supplies last. For those of you living outside of the U.S., Family Pack will be available for purchase on or after Oct. 22. A list of participating countries can be found at the bottom of this post."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1286215295.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>You better rush out and get your Windows 7 Family Pack before they run out!&nbsp; These extremely rare packages were raised in a special Microsoft farm.&nbsp; Every day, they are fed a generous diet of organic bits and bytes, and allowed to roam freely on a digital landscape.&nbsp; When the upgrades are all grown up they fit themselves onto a DVD and are lovingly packaged and distributed to various retailers with the promise of making your computing experience a joy to behold.&nbsp; I have had the pleasure of playing with Windows 7 and my little "Windy" is really fun to interact with.&nbsp; It knows how to go online and show me the wonders of the Internet and is even smart enough to play games with me.&nbsp; It even plays nicely with some of my less fortunate computers that house "XP" and "Vista".&nbsp; At $149.99 for a three-pack, the Family Pack is a great deal that I am sure you will not regret!</p>
 
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:18 PM
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Or I could buy three copies of Snow Leopard for $49

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.)
 
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:51 PM
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Never quite understood how you can "run out" of digital media.
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:28 PM
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Or I could buy three copies of Snow Leopard for $49

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.)
Gimme a break. Snow Leopard is a (buggy-as-Hell) service pack. I really regret upgrading my MacBook from Leopard. Slower, crashier, badder in most every way. Funny, it was billed as a bug-fix, slim-down release.

Windows users get service packs for free and Microsoft usually even tests them prior to release.
 
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:32 PM
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Snow Leopard is a (buggy-as-Hell) service pack. I really regret upgrading my MacBook from Leopard. Slower, crashier, badder in most every way.
I've had Snow Leopard since the beginning and it's been top notch. I've also got Windows 7 on both my PC and my MacBook... It's decent but I still have more issues with it than my Mac - Far more.
 
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:17 AM
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FYI... Dell is selling the 3-pack for $10 off ($139.99). An excellent price--compared to the retail price for one package--even if you only need 2 copies.
 
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:29 AM
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I've had Snow Leopard since the beginning and it's been top notch. I've also got Windows 7 on both my PC and my MacBook... It's decent but I still have more issues with it than my Mac - Far more.
Clean install or upgrade? I did an upgrade and obviously something didn't agree with it. Truly, it's been so bad that I've pretty much relegated the MacBook to the bag that I use to store it. 'Course that probably has as much to do with my abandonment of iOS development as anything else, but that's another story.

Regardless, you simply can't compare a Windows 7-scale upgrade to a Snow Leopard-scale upgrade. They are orders of magnitude apart in terms of scale, effort, and value. Not to mention the fact that Mac users are probably paying for a new MacOS upgrade next year while Windows users will get free upgrades for the next three.
 
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:39 AM
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Or I could buy three copies of Snow Leopard for $49
It's a different model. Apple charges for their service packs and calls them "new operating systems", and Microsoft charges for a new OS every few years. I don't mind the Apple model all that much actually, but Snow Leopard is the only one that was this cheap, and it was a special "Hi there Windows 7" price - I believe previous upgrades were $150 for the family pack, yes? So I don't know if it's a fair comparison.
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:40 AM
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Kudods to you Hooch for a delightfully written post.
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