Amazon must have a lot more faith in Microsoft to have a timely launch than I do. They are offering you the ability to pre-oreder the Windows Vista packages. Personally, I am betting that my hardware will not support Vista for some reason or another. I would rather wait until there is a concrete set of hardware requirements, and possibly even a little tool to run to check it. Most importantly, I would like to know when it is going to released. Being that I have none of the above, I see no reason to commit a few hundred dollars for some vague timeframe “in the future”. The pricing they list is:
- Ultimate Edition – $399
- Home Premium – $239
- Basic – $199
Seems a bit pricey to me and I do not expect them to lower the prices anytime soon. So, if you want to be secure in the knowledge that Vista is reserved for you, head over to Amazon to get your name on the list.