Microsoft plans to offer a substantial discount for college students who want to pick up a copy of Windows 7, CNET reports. Starting Oct. 1, and for a limited time, students in the U.K. will be able to preorder Windows 7 for 30 British pounds, according to a Microsoft web site. In a Twitter posting, Microsoft said that U.S. college students will be able to get the software for $30, but the web site it linked to does not yet have details on the offer. "This offer is specifically designed for those students who are not planning to purchase a new PC this year but would still like to take advantage of what Windows 7 offers," a Microsoft representative said. Those who order the software will be able to download it when Windows 7 ships Oct. 22. Students interested in the deal need a valid college eMail address. Microsoft plans similar offers in Canada, Australia, Korea, Mexico, France, and Germany, though the prices will vary somewhat. In most markets, the offer will end Jan. 3, though it will run longer in some places, such as Australia, where it will be available through the end of March…

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