Re: 7600.16385 RTM Sign-Off
Originally Posted by mailman2
Thats just how it works.
All software is released a while after it's gold code. Ever buy a game install it on the day it was released and see a build date 2-3 months previous? Thats just how they do it, it doesnt go gold and then release to retail the next day. They need time to press them, label design, etc.
I understand what you are saying, but it still doesn't make alot of sense to me. The reason not, is that downloading doesn't require any pressing, labeling, etc. I somewhat understand part of the delay, because they want businesses to have access to their servers before retail buyers do, but if they allowed the businesses immediate access to downloads, they could move retail buyers to an earlier schedule. I can't see why the schedule for hard copies to have to effect electronic downloads. I ordered both cd and download, and I don't mind waiting for the CD, but I guess it doesn't really matter whether I mind about the downloads or not, because they are going to do it their way.
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