?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Money, It's A Crime....

M$ is offering free Win7 upgrades to people who buy computers with Fista installed.

Only...it isn't exactly free.

Anyone buying a PC with Fista between June 26, 2009, and January 31, 2010, can get a free or nearly free upgrade to 7 when it launches October 22.  The fees, up to $17, are for "shipping, handling, and fulfillment fees."  Acer, Dell, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Sony and Toshiba are waiving the fees, but others aren't.  Lenovo, for example, is hitting users with $17.03.  HP and Sony have negotiated deals with some retailers carrying their hardware for free upgrades, but they aren't saying which retailers will provide it or what the retailers had to pay or agree to.  There's also the question of when precisely people would get their Win7 upgrades.  A month after Fista launched in January 2007, Dell and HP customers were bitching that they still hadn't received their upgrades.  And this isn't from a disc with a manual, just an electronic upgrade.

Don't look at me.  I've been upgrading my Linux systems without paying a dime, the day the upgrades come out, for years now.

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
mornblade
Oct. 5th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
Personally, I don't see the point in paying for an OS that is unsecure, unstable, and a resource hog when a person can go Linux for nothing.

As a matter of fact, I think that Micro$oft should offer to pay people back if they buy a Fista machine and remove Fista all together, as they aren't using the "license".
sinetimore
Oct. 5th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
There have been people who have successfully gotten refunds on M$ software when they install Linux. I don't know the details, but it has been done. So you're in good company.
( 2 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

June 2019
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com