Originally posted by Tyler1989
I think you can get pro for 500 USD when you add all of the software packages they give you and the OS's it's worth the shot for pro.
wow, microsoft sure are smart.. they are making money when their OS is still in Beta
I'm pretty sure you can get it off P2P softwares (not that i'm condoning it..)
anyhow, you pay more for the beta OS than the full release?! When someone (even microsoft) can trick thousands of people into spending 500 bucks to buy a Beta OS that expired in a short while (unless, youi get some other benefits as a MSDN pro member??), it just left me speechless..
From what i remember, beta used to be free? Especially when they give you a expiration date on your beta software.. if microsoft is careful about their bandwidth, may be it's the time to release torrent files of it
and last time i checked, you can make your pro look much better than longhorn by combining various softwares that definately costs less than 500 bucks
and i really don't think a bunch of not-finished-eyecandies is a justification for anyone to shell out 500 bucks to get MSDN subscription (i really do hope somene prove me wrong here, or else microsoft had just sinked to a new low :|)