Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 19:45 UTC
Windows So, I guess Apple set a trend three years ago when it announced the $29 pricing for Snow Leopard (insert patent joke here). Microsoft has just announced the upgrade pricing for Windows 8 Pro - and it's good. Every Windows XP, Vista, and 7 install, no matter the version, is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro (download version) for just $39.99. The fine print: this offer only runs until January 31, 2013.
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The Microsoft vision
by dgun on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 13:11 UTC
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Metro will be paired with an app store, so that explains the $40 price. Microsoft loves to play follow the leader and they've watched closely as Apple, Google, and Amazon have all used their operating systems/devices to sell software and content through an app store. They think they can do the same with Windows, lol. And of course it will backfire and they will scramble to release Metro SP1.

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