Family pack licenses for operating systems are an excellent way for families (and friends) to all get upgraded to the latest software without needing to spend lots of money. In the end, it helps the software maker increase its user base, and the end user gets to run the same OS across multiple machines.
For that reason, we were left wondering why Microsoft decided to discontinue the Windows 7 Family Pack so soon after the release of the OS last year. But thankfully the company is turning around and will be offering the family license again starting October 3 in the U.S.
For international markets, it goes on sale in Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia and many other markets on or after October 22 – the one year mark of Windows 7.
The $149.99 Windows 7 Family Pack includes three upgrade licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium, which normally sells for $119.99 each.
Likely the sales have slowed down enought to start to make marketing campaigns to try to get people who refuses a single licence price to purchase it! Its better to sell at reduced price than not at all!
Remember - Its all about the green!
Students at universities: undergraduate to PhD students please check if your institution supports MSDNAA, I got Windows 7 Pro for free along with Microsoft Visual Studio.
Next it'll be "Windows 7 Gamer", "Windows 7 Single Parent", "Win 7 Drug Addict (with a windows logo-encrusted crack-pipe)"...