Dell: Windows 7 Is Much More Expensive Than Vista

Speaking to CNET News, Darrel Ward, director of product management for Dell's business client product group, expressed his opinion that Windows 7 will beat Windows Vista in all aspects, except price.

"If there's one thing that may influence adoption, make things slower or cause customers to pause, it's that generally the ASPs (average selling price) of the operating systems are higher than they were for Vista and XP," the Dell marketing executive said.

"In tough economic times, I think it's naive to believe that you can increase your prices on average and then still see a stronger swell than if you held prices flat or even lowered them. I can tell you that the licensing tiers at retail are more expensive than they were for Vista," he added.

Darrel then warned that "schools and government agencies may not be able to afford (the additional cost). Some of the smaller businesses may not be able to enjoy the software as soon as they'd like."

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Dell: Windows 7 Is Much More Expensive Than Vista

When there is a will.. there is always a way.M$ can advance all their security they want.. there will always be a flaw or a loophole somewhere.In this economic situation they want to further increase the price of their new OS's for obviously greedy needs.. this will only encourage a greater number and interest in pirating.Good luck to you M$... you greedy bastards!

Dell: Windows 7 Is Much More Expensive Than Vista

the reason this pisses me off is simply put this is VISTA! They just fixed it, now they expect people to pay more!?!? Especially those who bought vista???I bought vista earily and enjoyed it, but it pisses me off they are doing this. If it is truely more this will be the FIRST windows i pirate (I have bought them legally so far).

Dell: Windows 7 Is Much More Expensive Than Vista

No need for any OS other than Windows xp ATM and even then i wouldent buy it not after formatting my sisters pc a few times do to bad hard drive sectors and Bam have to go buy XP again since you activated it to long now i havent got this with my dell cd yet but i had to of had formatted and used it 2 times more than my sisters Torrents are your friend dont get riped off

Dell: Windows 7 Is Much More Expensive Than Vista

Microsoft charges extra.More people pirate it.Microsoft put security crap on crap OS to make it harder to use.Schools, non-profit government agencies, educational, self-owned business organizations gets butt raped because they cannot afford the additional cost and added extra headache to use.And people wonder why the economy is so bad?

Dell: Windows 7 Is Much More Expensive Than Vista

after ditching something like 5000 of their own employees (economy BS reason) to fill their greedy bonuses and now they want to overcharge their latest operating system to make up for what now?Thank god pirating is possible.. They clearly are not worthy of my honest hard earned cash.I will not be a tool for greed!

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