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Desktop Linux or Windows 7?

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With the recession in full swing, I have found a growing number of people questioning the value of moving onto Windows 7 upon its release. Not because there is anything wrong with upgrading to Windows 7, but rather a concern that the prices for Windows 7 is thought to be a bit high for the software offered.

Some individuals have pointed out that for those not already upgrading their PC hardware, there is very little clear benefit to bothering to spend the funds for the new operating system. Then, as if on queue, the one thing Microsoft had going for it was changed.

Windows 7 is no longer available at promotional pricing. So a full version of this operating system is going to set you back about $200 – this is not even for the ultimate edition, either. Sad.

Looking to alternatives




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