Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th May 2013 17:38 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Windows "Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as 'Windows Blue' will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store." They really didn't have much of a choice, but good news anyway.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Tue 14th May 2013 19:08 UTC
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

It won't be free, but gratis. That's a huge difference ;)

The car that you borrow for free isn't free, also. It's gratis as in price. It's not yours, you can't do anything you want with it.

Yes, I hate car analogies, too.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by lucas_maximus on Tue 14th May 2013 19:41 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It is free.

Stop making wanky distinctions to make you sound clever. If you have Windows 8 you will get this for nothing.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Wed 15th May 2013 10:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

Clever people have no problem with understanding the difference between "free" and "gratis". Thus, they will not oppose and object the obvious truth just because they feel miserable today.

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