Yea, thing is, my current PC requires a lot of work and my HD is so screwed up i need a new one of reformat, my system is outdated and been overclocked for a long while now, its starting to glitch hardware wise and it wont make it to release date of Win 8. Not to mention, Labor Day weekend sales to get new hardware.
Even then, like I said, I will pay the $39 for the upgrade license on Win 8 but wont use it until way down the line, once the drivers and 3rd party programs and updates (especially firewalls) mature. I need a rock stable rig, so installing a brand new OS version is not really an option. Hence I will still go with Win 7.
I am looking for a perfectly legal version, so student OS doesn't apply to me. If I wanted to go down that route, I might as well hit up my nearest verified torrent site or NG or VPN and not even bother checking here or any vendors.