Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Aug 2013 02:06 UTC
Windows

I know a lot of folks are eager to find out when they will be able to get Windows 8.1. I am excited to share that starting at 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand (that's 4:00am October 17th in Redmond), Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18th by market. So mark your calendars!

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RE: Upgrade pricing
by judgen on Thu 15th Aug 2013 03:14 UTC in reply to "Upgrade pricing"
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It is free, it is just a servicepack from 8.0 to 8.1. Do not expect wonders, and if you have a developer account on microsoft.com you can try the pre-release out for free right now. The differences are rather small in my view.

URLs:
http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-confirms-blue-to-be-free-for-existin...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2038718/microsoft-confirms-the-windo...

Edited 2013-08-15 03:15 UTC

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