Microsoft to make Vista available online

If you want to get your hands on Windows Vista the moment it's available, without leaving the comfort of your own home, Microsoft will make it available on-line on the 30th...

"Microsoft Corp. will make its new Windows Vista operating system available for sale and download online, marking a new step for the software company, which has previously sold Windows only on packaged discs or pre-loaded on computers. A relatively low number of computer users are likely to get Vista by downloading it from the Internet. But the mere availability indicates that Microsoft is fiddling with distribution methods for the extremely profitable franchise at the core of its business."

You think Microsoft will discount the downloaded version because the company doesn't have to press a DVD, include a manual, ship a package, etc? I guess we'll know soon enough.