Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2012 21:30 UTC
Windows Microsoft has made Windows 8's final release available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, so if you are one of those - have fun. The 90-day trial has also been released, so us mere mortals can have a go at it as well. The evaluation version is Windows 8 Enterprise, so it contains a number of features regular users normally won't see. As far as I can tell - it's a bit unclear - the trial version cannot be upgraded to a final version a few months down the line. Happy testing!
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RE[4]: No upgrades
by MOS6510 on Thu 16th Aug 2012 17:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No upgrades"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Well, someone will probably post a tool on The Pirate Bay disabling the timer.

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RE[5]: No upgrades
by quackalist on Thu 16th Aug 2012 18:41 in reply to "RE[4]: No upgrades"
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Doubtless, though imagine the lowish price for upgrades might encourage a lot more to go legit and probably roll in more cash for MS than otherwise.

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RE[6]: No upgrades
by MOS6510 on Thu 16th Aug 2012 18:45 in reply to "RE[5]: No upgrades"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

A low price probably will make more people go ligit.

But even 99 cent apps get cracked and downloaded by many people.

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RE[5]: No upgrades
by zima on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 23:45 in reply to "RE[4]: No upgrades"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Though crackers don't need to worry about support calls, disabled machines - for them, 99% success rate is a reason for celebration; for MS, that would be a disaster.

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