Windows 8 launch pricing for South Africa emerges

Penquin

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Wonder how much for Windows 8 Pro standalone?

AFAIK, there won't be a standalone. You can use the upgrade version to do a format and fresh install as well. Only diff is $40 for digital version or $70 for physical media.
 

ThinkCentre

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I have a version of Windows 8 running! Not that great! The GUI needs more refinement!
 

Joker

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AFAIK, there won't be a standalone. You can use the upgrade version to do a format and fresh install as well. Only diff is for digital version or for physical media.

Sure? because then I read things like this:

Groupon South Africa announced that it will offer the long-awaited Windows 8 Pro Microsoft software to consumers on 25 October at up to 70% off the recommended retail price of R2,000.

A little confusing..
 

Other Pineapple Smurf

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I'm happy with Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium on my desktop pc.

Maybe when I get a new laptop, and it comes preinstalled with Windows 8, I might give it another try.

If Win8 Pro gives me XP-Mode (Virtualized instance) then I will upgrade else I'm staying to Home Premium. I anyway use my Fedora partition 95% of the time.
 

Other Pineapple Smurf

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Interesting that Groupon has now stopped the offer as they are "sold out". Load of BS as they listed this offer as not having a volume restriction.
 

killadoob

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Interesting that Groupon has now stopped the offer as they are "sold out". Load of BS as they listed this offer as not having a volume restriction.

Dude do you know anything about groupon? If you did you would know to avoid them
 
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