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Re: hello Windows Me special


Hi Jim
	I bet if someone bought and installed this they would no more than get
the wrapper thrown away than Microsoft would say you needed something
newer. Doesn't seem to be much of an improvement over 98se anyway.
Bye
Bob

Jim Sherwood wrote:
> 
> Hello from Jim Sherwood in palatine ill. This is from MSFT news today
> 
> * WINDOWS ME HITS THE BARGAIN BASEMENT
> Microsoft announced today that a special promotion for Windows
> Millennium Edition (Windows Me) will, for a limited time, lower the
> upgrade's cost by $50 when the new OS goes on sale next month. The
> promotion, which applies only to the retail upgrade version, will
> temporarily lower the price from $109 to $59, giving customers added
> incentive to upgrade their machines. The Windows Me promotion applies
> only to Windows 98 and Win98 Second Edition users.
>    You might wonder why Microsoft would heavily discount this product
> before it's released. Most of Microsoft's revenue comes from machine
> bundles, so offering discounts to individual users won't dramatically
> affect company profits. For example, the company sold about 4 million
> copies of Win98 and Win98SE at retail prices over a 2-year period, but
> 
> it sold more than 150 million copies bundled with new machines.
>    "W! ith Windows Me, we're thrilled to deliver a great upgrade to
> our
> Windows 9x customers," says John Frederiksen, general manager of
> Microsoft's PC Experience Solution Group. "The improvements in digital
> 
> media, home networking, PC health, and online experience will make
> Windows Me the most compelling OS yet for home users. We are excited
> to
> offer additional value to our loyal Win98 and Win98SE customers
> through
> this special promotion."
>    Windows Me is the last product in the Win9x line. For more
> information, visit my SuperSite for Windows at
> http://www.winsupersite.com; it offers reviews, technology showcases,
> and a Windows Me FAQ. The product goes on sale in retail locations
> beginning September 14, and PC makers are already offering free
> Windows
> Me upgrades for customers who purchase Win98SE-based systems now. The
> Windows Me promotion will run for an unspeci! fied limited time, then
> Microsoft will revert to its original $109 price. The full version of
> Windows Me costs $209.
> 
>   Bob <bobaxe@sbtek.net> wrote:
> 
>      Hi everyone
>      If possible when you have a question or problem with the
>      library
>      auction could you send me you name and username and maybe
>      even a hello.
>      I get these messages without any identification at all, just
>      a statement
>      on them. Then I have to download the whole auction site to
>      do a text
>      search to see if I can figure out who it is writing me.
>      Thanks
>      --
>      Bye
>      Bob
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Bob
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