Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Oct 2012 20:50 UTC
Windows "Microsoft today announced the global availability of its popular Windows operating system, Windows 8. Beginning Friday, Oct. 26, consumers and businesses worldwide will be able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer, including a beautiful new user interface and a wide range of applications with the grand opening of the Windows Store." I'm still not clear on what '12:01 AM local time' means, but if it means it goes on sale in every country on 12:01 AM, I'll be buying in a bit over an hour!
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Comment by me
by pandronic on Fri 26th Oct 2012 07:07 UTC
pandronic
Member since:
2006-05-18

I'm kinda confused ... how do I buy it if I don't own any other Windows version?

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RE: Comment by me
by ebasconp on Fri 26th Oct 2012 12:51 in reply to "Comment by me"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

I'm kinda confused ... how do I buy it if I don't own any other Windows version?


I think MS realized that only Windows users would buy the new Windows... no need to change if you use OSX, iOS, Android, Linux, etc. ;)

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RE: Comment by me
by codewrangler on Fri 26th Oct 2012 13:46 in reply to "Comment by me"
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2010-01-28

They offer a full product as well. The $39.99 product is an "Upgrade". You can get the full product for $68.88 on Amazon. MSRP is $199.00:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008H3SW4I/ref=s9_simh_gw_p65_d1_i...

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RE[2]: Comment by me
by pandronic on Fri 26th Oct 2012 13:55 in reply to "RE: Comment by me"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Unfortunately, they don't want to ship this product to my country. In the meantime, I've found it at the local retailers for about $130, which kind of sucks.

Edited 2012-10-26 13:55 UTC

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