I’ve been wondering about the price of Windows. I’ve seen a couple of blogs that think the signs point to a release somewhere between August and December. I think that’s a good guess because if Microsoft misses Back-To-School and Christmas again, they’ll end up in a hole they can’t get out of.
Anyway, so the price of Windows 7? Do you recall when Apple did their Keynote for Leopard? They said they’ll have basic, home premimum, professional, enterprise, all for the same price, in the same product. They said they’ll sell Leopard (10.5) for $129. If Microsoft doesn’t do something like that, cutting down the versions (home and professional) and cutting down their price of (from Microsoft’s Website)Ã‚Â $319.95, there isn’t going to be much steam turning the engine.
So, here’s what I was thinking. Let’s set the price at $150. Why? Because, Microsoft wants money so instead of $149, they get an extra dollar and it’s easier to say. For what version do I speak of though? I speak for either a unified product or home edition if they mustÃ‚Â have multiple editions. I’d really perfer a single system though. So think $150 for Windows 7 Ultimate For There is Only 1 Windows 7.
So, then, what about all of those Windows Vista users? I’d like to give them a discount, there isn’t a feesable way to do it. I’d like to give them a discount for $50. Then it’s only $100 for those Vista users. Microsoft loosing tons on this right? Wrong.
No discount for XP users. That’s right. None. So since all of those XP hold outs are still out there, money won’t be problem since nobody liked Vista enough to try. So no discount for them. But like I said, there is no way anyone will get a discount anyway. If they did though; I’d certainly not give XP users a discount only because there are more of them, which means more money for our good friends, Microsoft. Isn’t that fair?
What do you think the price will be? And also, will there be a discount or other monetary incentive?