Thanks to Kristen Kenny there may be a Family Pack coming our way for Windows 7. The Family Pack would be for Windows 7 Home Premium editions only and would be for 3 PC’s in a household. What isn’t known is how much the Family Pack will cost, but one could venture a guess that it may be forth taking a look at when Windows 7 is released. You may recall that Microsoft had offered a family discount to Ultimate users to purchase two additional copies of Vista Home Premium for $49.99 each.
This is what Kristen Kenny found:
2. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
a. One Copy per Computer. Except as allowed in Section 2 (b) below, you may install one copy of the software on one computer. That computer is the “licensed computer.”
b. Family Pack. If you are a “Qualified Family Pack User”, you may install one copy of the software marked as “Family Pack” on three computers in your household for use by people who reside there. Those computers are the “licensed computers” and are subject to these license terms. If you do not know whether you are a Qualified Family Pack User, visit go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=141399 or contact the Microsoft affiliate serving your country.
c. Licensed Computer. You may use the software on up to two processors on the licensed computer at one time. Unless otherwise provided in these license terms, you may not use the software on any other computer.
d. Number of Users. Unless otherwise provided in these license terms, only one user may use the software at a time.
e. Alternative Versions. The software may include more than one version, such as 32-bit and 64-bit. You may install and use only one version at one time.
Apple also has a reasonable family pack that covers a 5 user license for only $189.99. It should be interesting to see if Microsoft can match that price line. I believe they should. In fact the pricing should be even lower.
What do you think?