Best Buy: Windows 7 Isn't Just "Vista That Works" (Also: Free Upgrades)

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Oops! A leaked Best Buy memo manages to both trash-talk Vista as well as give out the details of Best Buy's Windows 7 upgrade plans.


In short, if you buy a PC at Best Buy starting on June 26th, you're guaranteed a free copy of Windows 7 when it comes out on October 22nd. Not a bad deal! Unless you're Best Buy and are hoping to sell some computers in the next three weeks, which no well-informed customers will do now.

As for the trash talking, you've gotta love the first graf:

"Microsoft is launching Windows 7 in mid-October 2009. This new operating system isn't just a "Vista that works" program - it's a new operating system with improved productivity, functionality and creativity that uses less computer resources."

Nice work, Best Buy. In any case, if you're in the market for a new PC, it probably pays to wait until after the 26th if you don't want to pay for Windows 7 in October. [Engadget]



Engadget had the breakout story about Windows cheap upgrade pricing and free upgrade policy and what did they 'report'? "Best Buy says Vista Sucks". The article is truly disgusting, they totally buried the lead. Look at all the newsworthy information there, and they spent their time twisting Best Buy's words into something they didn't say.

Gizmodo has absolutely been on the ball in 2009, while I can hardly read Engadget anymore. Sometimes it seems weird when Giz goes out of their way to make a big deal about Windows 7, but I'm glad to say I don't see the blind Appel fanbois of old anywhere.

Go Giz.