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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I'll buy that.
by modmans2ndcoming on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 21:14 UTC
modmans2ndcoming
Member since:
2005-11-09

I hope they have a household deal.

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RE: I'll buy that.
by Priest on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 21:28 in reply to "I'll buy that."
Priest Member since:
2006-05-12

Have you tested Windows 8? Did your family do something to make you mad at them?

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RE[2]: I'll buy that.
by quackalist on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 22:47 in reply to "RE: I'll buy that."
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Smiled at that, just deleted Windows 8 Consumer Preview in favor of XP on an 'oldish' laptop that came with Vista. Almost got carried away thinking 'maybe' as I'm a sucker for 'bargains'...not that much of a sucker though! Besides, imagine in Rip-Off-Britain...

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RE: I'll buy that.
by Gone fishing on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 07:23 in reply to "I'll buy that."
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

For $40 I'll buy (although it will be more in the UK). My family all use Ubuntu and that's my main OS. But I don't like Windows 7 much and I need to know my way around Windows 8.

I think Windows 8 may have apocalyptic potential, as it is arm twisting users in a direction they probably don't want to go. Win ME was bad, a poor bloated version of 98, with DOS removed, Vista was so slow, bloated and quite horrid. But neither of these attempted to change how Windows users, used their PCs in the way Windows 8 does.

Edited 2012-07-03 07:28 UTC

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