Windows Users In U.K. Will Pay Less Than In The U.S.

For a change, Microsoft Windows users in Great Britain aren't going to be charged more than their American counterparts.

In fact, they're going to pay less for Windows 7 than folks in the U.S., according to a report on CNET UK.

Full versions of Windows 7 Home Premium, in fact, will cost British buyers about half as much as it will Yanks.

The full version (i.e., not just an upgrade) will cost about £65 (about $105). Americans will be paying $119 for the upgrade version and $199 for the full version. (Unless they bought 'em before July 11, in which case they saved boatloads.), which has the full version listed for £65, including Internet Explorer 8, told CNET the price should be considered "indefinite," meaning they don't plan on increasing it anytime soon.

Granted, Microsoft had an advance deal, where anyone who preordered the upgrade by July 11 got a cut rate

The upgrade packages will be available at retail stores after Windows 7 is released Oct. 22. The online upgrade option from within Windows 7 will be available to users in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.