which do you prefer ? XP or Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by GodKiller, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. GodKiller

    Alias Guest

    You've priced Vista in Spain? I haven't because it isn't available here
    yet. You know that we have euros here, don't you? To give you an idea,
    XP Pro Upgrade goes for $US390.80. I do know that the old Athlon 800
    with 512 PC-133 computer of mine would not run Vista but it runs XP just
    fine. I suppose you would suggest my dumping it and getting a "Vista
    Ready" machine. A LOT of people would have to buy a new computer to get
    Vista, not techs like you that are continually upgrading your machines.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Dec 20, 2006
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  2. GodKiller

    Alias Guest

    Alias, Dec 20, 2006
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  3. So what accounts for the $90 increase over the suggested list price for XP
    Pro Upgrade in the US? Is that the VAT kicking in? We usually have to pay
    a sales tax on top of the retail price, but nothing like $90.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 20, 2006
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  4. GodKiller

    Roy Coorne Guest

    Well roared, lion;-)

    rOy
     
    Roy Coorne, Dec 20, 2006
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  5. GodKiller

    Roy Coorne Guest

    ....

    XP SP2 = present = the productive OS

    Vista SPx = future = the OS for early adopters and testers


    rOy
     
    Roy Coorne, Dec 20, 2006
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  6. GodKiller

    Alias Guest

    No, if it's 100 dollars in the USA, MS charges 100 euros. So does Apple
    and anyone else that can get away with it. One euro will buy you 1.32
    dollars. And, yes, the VAT here is 16%.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Dec 20, 2006
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  7. Read my post again and you will see I was referring to the cost of the
    hardware and NOT Vista.
    For some the added cost for hardware will be zero.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Dec 20, 2006
    #47
  8. So the VAT is compounded and not just applied to the retail sale?
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 20, 2006
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  9. GodKiller

    Alias Guest

    If something is priced at 100 euro, your VAT will be 16% or 116 euro on
    most things, including services. It stands for Value Added Tax.

    For Americans, the euro zone and the UK are very expensive nowadays.
    Ever since Bush took over and squandered the US Treasury, supported by
    the Republican Congress, it's gotten more and more expensive. Before
    Bush, Spain was very cheap for Americans but the dollar was strong back
    then, not worth the .75 euro that it's worth now.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Dec 20, 2006
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  10. GodKiller

    GodKiller Guest

    why did you reformat you PC,you needn't do that .just change the
    qualifications of NTFS system
     
    GodKiller, Dec 20, 2006
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  11. GodKiller

    GodKiller Guest

    why did you reformat you PC,you needn't do that .just change the
    qualifications of NTFS system
     
    GodKiller, Dec 20, 2006
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  12. So the VAT is not applied at the wholesale level, then again at the
    distribution level, and once again at the retail level? It is only applied
    once like our sales taxes?
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 20, 2006
    #52
  13. <sigh>

    Stop plaguing us with your failed personal experiences and get some
    contemporary hardware before you continue your consistent whining.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Dec 20, 2006
    #53
  14. GodKiller

    Nina DiBoy Guest



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    Nina DiBoy, Dec 20, 2006
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  15. GodKiller

    Ron K. Guest

    Ubuntu, lack of compatiable hardware and software and VERY limited support.
     
    Ron K., Dec 20, 2006
    #55
  16. GodKiller

    Ron K. Guest

    But Alias alot of people ARE buying new computers! People are moving to the
    Multi processor computers, Microsoft is timing the release of Vista
    perfectly. Millions of people and businesses will be upgrading in the coming
    year and its safe to say most of those machines will contain Vista. I am one
    of these people, I had been pondering a new computer for quite some time,
    Vista simple hastened by purchase (that and the sweet deal I got on it).
     
    Ron K., Dec 20, 2006
    #56
  17. GodKiller

    Saucy Guest

    Oh frig, get a clue. I went straight to Windows 2000.
     
    Saucy, Dec 20, 2006
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  18. GodKiller

    Saucy Guest

    Take a trip to the local computer store. Vista's name is on every computer
    ... vouchers for it come with every computer purchase. For Xp it's curtains
    ...
     
    Saucy, Dec 20, 2006
    #58
  19. GodKiller

    Saucy Guest

    Get a job.

     
    Saucy, Dec 20, 2006
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  20. GodKiller

    GodKiller Guest

    what's the meaning of "Ubuntu" ?


     
    GodKiller, Dec 20, 2006
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