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Windows 8 Pricing Revealed

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No reason for me to make the switch because there is no discernible gaming difference, which is what I use Windows for.
 
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No. Affordable prices don't reduce piracy.
sure it does. i know i'm going to buy it since its actually AFFORDABLE. if it were outrageously priced I would however consider using.... alternative methods, I know i'm not the only one here
 
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I still feel like Microsoft should pay me for using Windows 8.. If not, i'm not going to touch it ever.
 
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I still feel like Microsoft should pay me for using Windows 8.. If not, i'm not going to touch it ever.
Well that shouldn't be that hard for most since not many people have touch monitors ;-)
 
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No. Affordable prices don't reduce piracy.
Actually they do;

http://torrentfreak.com/game-changing-study-puts-piracy-in-perspective-110311/

Moving on to what’s causing piracy, particularly in emerging economies, the report suggest that pricing is an important issue.

“High prices for media goods, low incomes, and cheap digital technologies are the main ingredients of global media piracy. Relative to local incomes in Brazil, Russia, or South Africa, the retail price of a CD, DVD, or copy of Microsoft Office is five to ten times higher than in the US or Europe. Legal media markets are correspondingly tiny and underdeveloped.”
As a bit of an ongoing example, Valve stated they were heavily criticized for launching in Russia, a territory where piracy is a massive problem, they have continued to maintain profits in Russia bolstered by their sales.
 
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People who don't want to pay let's say 200$ wouldn't want to pay 100$ either. Even programs that cost 1$ get pirated.
There will always be people who pirate software, but if the price is right people who want to buy something--but have the barrier of cost--will do so rather than pirating it. I'd be more than willing to buy a new version of Windows when available if it wasn't going to cost me $150+ every time. It's money I just don't have. If it was say $50, I could probably swing that.