Making the Windows 7 beta available to anyone and everyone is certain to have a knock-on effect on sales of Windows Vista. After all, why pay good money for an operating system that's on the way out when a free and generally-stable version of Windows 7 is readily available?
Although the Windows 7 beta will eventually expire in August, it appears certain etailers are doing their utmost to encourage Windows Vista uptake. One particular etailer, Ebuyer.com, is offering a free 1TB Samsung hard-disk drive with all sales of the 32-bit OEM edition of Microsoft's Windows Vista Ultimate.
The 64-bit edition, sadly, isn't available as part of the offer. Nonetheless, if you're still contemplating the Vista upgrade, £139.99 including a free 1TB hard-disk drive doesn't seem a bad deal at all.