Microsoft weirdness

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by nospam, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. nospam

    nospam Guest

    I rang Microsoft NZ to try and find out when the $49-99 special offer
    Windows 8 upgrade price was ending. A guy in the Phillipines told me
    $49-99 was the standard price and he didn't even know there was a
    special offer on at the moment.

    Anyone know for sure when the special pricing is ending?
     
    nospam, Dec 11, 2012
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  2. nospam

    Dave Doe Guest

    In article <>,
    , nospam says...
    >
    > I rang Microsoft NZ to try and find out when the $49-99 special offer
    > Windows 8 upgrade price was ending. A guy in the Phillipines told me
    > $49-99 was the standard price and he didn't even know there was a
    > special offer on at the moment.
    >
    > Anyone know for sure when the special pricing is ending?


    Offer valid from October 26, 2012 until January 31, 2013 and is limited
    to five upgrade licenses per customer.

    .... from MS NZ site.

    --
    Duncan.
     
    Dave Doe, Dec 11, 2012
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  3. On Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:43:27 +1300, nospam <> wrote:

    >
    >I rang Microsoft NZ to try and find out when the $49-99 special offer
    >Windows 8 upgrade price was ending. A guy in the Phillipines told me
    >$49-99 was the standard price and he didn't even know there was a
    >special offer on at the moment.
    >
    >Anyone know for sure when the special pricing is ending?



    If you do some Net reading W8 is a Dog and is not selling at all, its
    been rated as Vista..
     
    Frank Williams, Dec 12, 2012
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  4. nospam

    Richard Guest

    On 12/12/2012 4:35 PM, Frank Williams wrote:
    > On Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:43:27 +1300, nospam <> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I rang Microsoft NZ to try and find out when the $49-99 special offer
    >> Windows 8 upgrade price was ending. A guy in the Phillipines told me
    >> $49-99 was the standard price and he didn't even know there was a
    >> special offer on at the moment.
    >>
    >> Anyone know for sure when the special pricing is ending?

    >
    >
    > If you do some Net reading W8 is a Dog and is not selling at all, its
    > been rated as Vista..


    I dont see the point in upgrading a working good 7 desktop computer to
    it at the moment, but on the all in one touchscreen machines it is
    bloody awesome.
     
    Richard, Dec 12, 2012
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  5. nospam

    Guest

    On Tuesday, 11 December 2012 22:43:27 UTC+1, nospam wrote:
    > I rang Microsoft NZ to try and find out when the $49-99 special offer
    >
    > Windows 8 upgrade price was ending. A guy in the Phillipines told me
    >
    > $49-99 was the standard price and he didn't even know there was a
    >
    > special offer on at the moment.
    >
    >
    >
    > Anyone know for sure when the special pricing is ending?


    Wait a while until it gets REALLY cheap, MS are struggling to sell it, personally I think it is dead in the water ..
     
    , Jan 29, 2013
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  6. nospam

    Guest

    On Tuesday, 11 December 2012 22:43:27 UTC+1, nospam wrote:
    > I rang Microsoft NZ to try and find out when the $49-99 special offer
    >
    > Windows 8 upgrade price was ending. A guy in the Phillipines told me
    >
    > $49-99 was the standard price and he didn't even know there was a
    >
    > special offer on at the moment.
    >
    >
    >
    > Anyone know for sure when the special pricing is ending?


    Wait a while until the price falls even more, or just don't bother, it is not selling at all, my personal prediction is that it is dead in the water ..
     
    , Jan 29, 2013
    #6
  7. nospam

    bugalugs Guest

    On 29/01/2013 8:24 p.m., wrote:
    > On Tuesday, 11 December 2012 22:43:27 UTC+1, nospam wrote:
    >> I rang Microsoft NZ to try and find out when the $49-99 special offer
    >>
    >> Windows 8 upgrade price was ending. A guy in the Phillipines told me
    >>
    >> $49-99 was the standard price and he didn't even know there was a
    >>
    >> special offer on at the moment.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Anyone know for sure when the special pricing is ending?

    >
    > Wait a while until the price falls even more, or just don't bother, it is not selling at all, my personal prediction is that it is dead in the water ..
    >


    The "Special Price" is $19.99 if you have bought a machine since about
    July with Windows 7 installed. I think you have to register for a code
    by 31 Jan and downloaded and installed by mid Feb.

    --
    Real friends don't let friends use windows 8.
     
    bugalugs, Jan 29, 2013
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  8. nospam

    John Little Guest

    wrote:

    > Wait a while until it gets REALLY cheap, MS are struggling to sell it,
    > personally I think it is dead in the water ..


    Wishful thinking I'm afraid. My daughters' school has standardized on Win
    8, to the point of pressuring those with existing computers to install it,
    and those with ipads to trade them in.

    Regards, John
     
    John Little, Jan 29, 2013
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  9. In article <ke9fkm$g0j$>, John Little <> wrote:
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Wait a while until it gets REALLY cheap, MS are struggling to sell it,
    >> personally I think it is dead in the water ..

    >
    >Wishful thinking I'm afraid. My daughters' school has standardized on Win
    >8, to the point of pressuring those with existing computers to install it,
    >and those with ipads to trade them in.
    >


    Crazy stuff which should be resisted. :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Jan 29, 2013
    #9
  10. In article <>, Allistar <> wrote:
    >John Little wrote:
    >
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Wait a while until it gets REALLY cheap, MS are struggling to sell it,
    >>> personally I think it is dead in the water ..

    >>
    >> Wishful thinking I'm afraid. My daughters' school has standardized on Win
    >> 8, to the point of pressuring those with existing computers to install it,
    >> and those with ipads to trade them in.

    >
    >Eek. I'm please my children go to a school that has standardised on MacOSX.


    The OS *Should* be irrelevant. File types should be standardised. And yes,
    to non proprietary open doc ones. :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Jan 29, 2013
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  11. On Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:40:49 +1300, John Little
    <> wrote:

    > wrote:
    >
    >> Wait a while until it gets REALLY cheap, MS are struggling to sell it,
    >> personally I think it is dead in the water ..

    >
    >Wishful thinking I'm afraid. My daughters' school has standardized on Win
    >8, to the point of pressuring those with existing computers to install it,
    >and those with ipads to trade them in.
    >
    >Regards, John



    Schools just don't know a thing.

    In one school in the UK they replaces all laptops with Tablets, they
    then found that MS Office did not work as that is a standard, IT
    managers in schools can be utter dick heads..
     
    William Brown, Jan 30, 2013
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  12. In article <>, Allistar <> wrote:
    >Bruce Sinclair wrote:
    >> In article <>, Allistar
    >> <> wrote:
    >>>John Little wrote:
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>> Wait a while until it gets REALLY cheap, MS are struggling to sell it,
    >>>>> personally I think it is dead in the water ..
    >>>> Wishful thinking I'm afraid. My daughters' school has standardized on
    >>>> Win 8, to the point of pressuring those with existing computers to
    >>>> install it, and those with ipads to trade them in.
    >>>Eek. I'm please my children go to a school that has standardised on
    >>>MacOSX.

    >>
    >> The OS *Should* be irrelevant.

    >
    >It should be, but from a learning point of view it should be standardised to
    >one that requires little maintenance. From a technology point of view that
    >means MacOSX.


    You might very well think that ... I couldn't possibly comment. :) :)

    >> File types should be standardised. And yes,
    >> to non proprietary open doc ones. :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Jan 30, 2013
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  13. nospam

    victor Guest

    On 30/01/2013 11:00 a.m., Allistar wrote:
    > John Little wrote:
    >
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Wait a while until it gets REALLY cheap, MS are struggling to sell it,
    >>> personally I think it is dead in the water ..

    >>
    >> Wishful thinking I'm afraid. My daughters' school has standardized on Win
    >> 8, to the point of pressuring those with existing computers to install it,
    >> and those with ipads to trade them in.

    >
    > Eek. I'm please my children go to a school that has standardised on MacOSX.
    >


    Where's their freedom ?
     
    victor, Jan 30, 2013
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  14. In article <>, Allistar <> wrote:
    >victor wrote:
    >
    >> On 30/01/2013 11:00 a.m., Allistar wrote:
    >>> John Little wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Wait a while until it gets REALLY cheap, MS are struggling to sell it,
    >>>>> personally I think it is dead in the water ..
    >>>>
    >>>> Wishful thinking I'm afraid. My daughters' school has standardized on
    >>>> Win 8, to the point of pressuring those with existing computers to
    >>>> install it, and those with ipads to trade them in.
    >>>
    >>> Eek. I'm please my children go to a school that has standardised on
    >>> MacOSX.

    >>
    >> Where's their freedom ?

    >
    >In socialist NZ? It's mostly been taken away by the state. None-the-less I
    >try and instil a sense of right and wrong, of fairness and justice .


    Under national ? ... anyway ...

    nz.politics is over here ..... ---- >

    :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Jan 31, 2013
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