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Microsoft Shows Official Windows 7 Box Art

Last month, Polish website CentrumXP posted several box shots of Windows 7. We weren’t sure if they were just mockups or just very exclusive and early leaks – but it turns out that they were on the money.

On Microsoft’s Store is a preview page for Windows 7. While pricing remains a mystery, it seems that the boxes will look something like this:

What do you think of Microsoft's multiple SKUs of Windows 7? Do you think Microsoft should just sell one consumer version of Windows for one flat price?

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  • jerther
    Do you think Microsoft should just sell one consumer version of Windows for one flat price?

    Absolutely not. At least this constitutes a minimum freedom of choice.
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  • jacobdrj
    Are they going to use the same 'boxes' they did with Retail Vista? It is pretty sad that M$ didn't even work the bugs out of their freggin BOX!

    How many people here got frustrated trying to figure that dang thing out?
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  • starryman
    Where's the illustration on the box where M$ says "F - YOU" to all of the current Vista users.
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  • icepick314
    as long as they keep the versions down to say 3 maximum...maybe 4th for netbook/notebook version...

    i don't mind different versions for business, home use, and premium...

    but when there are 32 different versions, then it's just sad....
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  • Netherscourge
    I'm getting the OEM - don't care about box art or manuals. Just want the CD and a key and I'm good to go.
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  • maaksel
    Why would the standard home user that just sends emails and light word processesing need ultimate or pro? Let the people who don't use all the features pay less for the... feature they don't use? Go figure right?

    I'll be getting the Ultimate 64 - but I get legit copies free from MS, so I don't care how much they may cost =)
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  • chripuck
    starrymanWhere's the illustration on the box where M$ says "F - YOU" to all of the current Vista users.
    You know you'll probably be able to buy an upgrade version of Windows 7 for a fairly reduced price. Probably be less than $100.

    Vista isn't that bad anyways, at least not now.
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  • This is what is funny... MS develops massive features for Word, and readily admits most users only use a handful of them. The reason there are so many is because the handful of them that they do use are all different. There is only one version of Word. Then they turn around and do the exact opposite with the OS. Hypocrisy in action.
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  • Niva
    I like my Vista 64 machine, won't upgrade it, but the next computer will be win7. Curious what the particular breakdown will be between the home, pro and ultimate versions in terms of features.
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  • Gin Fushicho
    Why dont they just reduce it to two different windows types like before?
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