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Submission + - Microsoft Cuts Vista Price to $66 in China (pcworld.com)

linumax writes: "In a bid to boost sales of its new operating system, Microsoft has dramatically cut the price of Windows Vista in China. The retail price of Windows Vista Home Basic in China is now 499 renminbi (US$65.80), down from 1,521 renminbi — a 67 percent reduction. The Home Premium version of Vista also got a significant price reduction, down 50 percent from 1,802 renminbi to 899 renminbi."

Journal Journal: PS3 PVR in the Pipeline.

In what looks like an accidental leak yesterday, Sony New Zealand boss Warwick Light let slip that the company plans to release a digital tuner for the Playstation 3 that will mean the consoles will be able to be used as a TiVo-like digital video recorder. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10455415

It appears that the tuner will be released as a USB add-on, accompanied by a software upgrade that will allow PS3s to record television to their internal hard drives.


Submission + - Microsoft Cuts Vista Price to $66 in China (itworld.com)

narramissic writes: "Microsoft this week cut the retail price of Windows Vista Home Basic in China by 67% — from 1,521 renminbi to 499 renminbi ($65.80). This is a steep discount compared to what users in the U.S. and elsewhere are charged for the software. The reason for the price reduction? Battling piracy, of course. The new pricing 'narrows the price gap between original versions of Microsoft's software and pirated copies,' making it that much easier for consumers to do the right thing."

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