OT: Free* Vista upgrade to Windows 7 isn't really free
D. Hugh Redelmeier
hugh-pmF8o41NoarQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Mon Sep 7 23:29:22 UTC 2009
| From: Madison Kelly <linux-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org>
| Nope... Try $31usd for "handling and shipping".
| What a crock. This crap is what makes me love Linux/FOSS, wrinkles and all.
You are confusing two kinds of free. Free as in beer, free as in
speech. Windows 7 is free as in speech. No wait, that isn't it.
When I bought my ThinkPad, it came with Business Vista. So I was
entitled to downgrade to WinXP for free. I was given to understand
that if I'd ordered the notebook with the downgrade, it really would
have been free. But ordering it afterwards would have been about $50
(media (actually medium, but we'll let that pass), shipping, and
handling). Restore disks for Vista would have been the same too.
The only application I run on Vista is "Windows Update". I'd actually be
ahead if a blew away Vista. Oh, and that ThinkVantage update thingee
(which Lenovo witdrew for a few months, driving customers nuts).
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