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Dec 17 2009   11:27PM GMT

Holiday Fail–Windows 7 Family Pack Sold Out

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Reports have been circulating that the bargain-priced Windows 7 Family Pack has all but disappeared from store shelves and online inventories. Microsoft did market the specially priced three-license packs as “while supplies last”, but it makes them appear particularly “Scrooge-ish” if the discount Family Pack becomes unavailable in the middle of the holiday shopping frenzy.

I love Windows 7. Love it. But, I do have to say that between not having any direct upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 7, not even providing Windows 7 XP Mode for Windows 7 Home Premium users, and now running out of Windows 7 Family Pack during the holiday season, Microsoft seems to be going out of its way to alienate home users and hobble the potential success of Windows 7.

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