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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RE: Smart move on their part
by ze_jerkface on Wed 4th Jul 2012 14:29 UTC in reply to "Smart move on their part"
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

More like a desperate move.

Making the pro version cheap is an appeal to enterprise but the increase in user retraining would never cover it.

I wouldn't be surprised if they leave piracy checks out to inflate the adoption rate. But even pirates will be saying with 7.

Edited 2012-07-04 14:30 UTC

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