Reminder: Vista Beta’s Expire Soon

Time sure does fly… it seems like just yesterday I bought my Gateway MX6920 and started a new job. I suddenly remembered that my Vista RC2 will be expiring 5/31/2007.

So I’m trying to decide whether I should go back to XP MCE that came with my laptop or upgrade to Vista Home Premium.

But there is one thing I sure don’t get. Why is it more expensive to buy direct from Microsoft via Digital Locker then it is to just go to Best Buy and pick up a copy. For that matter, Microsoft lists vendors on their website that are $45 cheaper then doing a digital download and of course I can go to Frys and pick up a system builder copy for even cheaper.