HP sticks thumb in Microsoft's eye, discounts consumer Windows 7 PCs

By learninmypc
Jan 21, 2014
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  1. Computerworld - Hewlett-Packard today launched a new online promotion that discounts several consumer PCs by $150 when equipped with Windows 7, saying the four-year-old OS is "back by popular demand."

    "The reality is that there are a lot of people who still want Windows 7," said Bob O'Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis Research, in a Monday interview. "This is a twist, though, and may appeal to those who said, 'I do want a new PC, but I thought I couldn't get Windows 7.'"

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    That's what happens when you release a new version of Windows before its successor.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,672   +413

    No argument here. In my opinion, it was rather stupid for MS to make such a drastic change with out input from their users. I haven't had a chance to spend time on W8 but what I have done,it was ok, a bit confusing,but oh well.

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