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In Australia, Windows Vista is costlier than a computer

The prices for Windows Vista OS range has been released by Microsoft in Australia.
The price range for Australia as released by Microsoft is as under:

Windows Vista Home Basic AUD$385
Windows Vista Home Premium AUD$455
Windows Vista Business AUD$565
Windows Vista Ultimate AUD $751

If you consider the Windows Vista Ultimate price in Indian Rupees, it would be around 25k Rs.
Microsoft has yet not released Vista prices in India though.

25,000 is good enough for anyone to partly configure a decent desktop machine (ie without the software).
So, what this means is even if you build a 25k desktop machine, you'll have to shell out the same amount for the OS if it is a high-end version of the OS.

The Microsoft Office 2007 prices have not yet been released in Australia.



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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 21, 2006 at 9:11 AM  
i live in australia, and this is simply rediculous. it is possible to put together a good machine for less than the cost of the OS.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 29, 2006 at 10:43 PM  
Not to forget cost of hardware upgrade or purchase that is required to run Vista!
being a Microsoft product, it surely comes with new and costly hardware requirements....

I guess Apple demonstrated striking similarities between Vista and highlight the possibility of a "feature" copy

Why not go out and buy a Mac?
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 15, 2007 at 12:20 AM  
Indeed, why not go out and buy a Mac? Except when you have to use AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, or other software that is only available for Windows.