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Microsoft reveals Windows Vista price list

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Windows VistaWindows Vista has been talked about for years upon years now, but pricing information has remained a secret…until now. Earlier today, Microsoft Canada accidentally posted the pricing figures for their upcoming operating system. Luckily Ed over at ZDNet caught a glimpse of the numbers before Microsoft pulled it from the list. Unfortunately, the numbers are in Canadian bucks, so don’t take the numbers to heart. ZDNet blogger Adrian got a “non-denial” denial out of a Microsoft spokesperson earlier today.

“Microsoft inadvertently posted Windows Vista Canadian retail prices on their Web site, and the information has since been removed. There is no new pricing information to share currently but we plan to announce Windows Vista U.S. pricing when we ship Windows Vista RC1, later this quarter.”

Ed also compared the four basic packages to similar ones in the XP portfolio to give us a better idea of what they will cost us. Below is the comparison between the two, and you can find the complete list of Canadian prices after the jump.

(Vista in CDN / XP in USD)

Windows Vista Ultimate $349/$199

Windows Vista Business $269/179

Windows Vista Home Premium $239/$139

Windows Vista Home Basic $199/$99


FULL versions (all prices Canadian)

Windows Vista Ultimate $499

Windows XP Professional w/SP2 $429

Windows Vista Business $379

Windows Vista Home Premium $299

Windows Vista Home Basic $259

Windows XP Home w/SP2 $259

UPGRADE versions (all prices Canadian)

Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade $299

Windows XP Professional w/SP2 Upgrade $259

Windows Vista Business Upgrade $249

Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade $199

Windows Vista Home Basic Upgrade $129

Windows XP Home w/SP2 Upgrade $129

Read [Ed Bott]

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