Microsoft announces October 26, 2012 for the release of its latest operating system – Windows 8. Steven Sinofsky the president of Microsoft’s Windows division announced this while speaking at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting. Other Windows users can then upgrade their OS to Windows 8.
This new Windows OS has promised new features like the Windows 8 store where you can be able to buy apps and games for your Windows 8 devices just like the Apple Store. Windows 7 users can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for almost $40. I can’t wait to explore the new features of this OS which includes its automatic search function, Windows To Go which allows users to copy their entire OS on a flash drive, Windows Live Syncing which syncs your personalized settings of Windows 8 to the cloud, and multi-tasking which lets users run two apps side-by-side.
No one knows for certain how many versions of Windows 8 Microsoft will be offering, but rumous have it that Microsoft may be looking to axe the retail version of this OS entirely, which means that Microsoft may choose to only offer the Windows 8 upgrade and an OEM version of Windows 8. If this is to be true according to a Microsoft insiders Paul Thurrot and Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft will only be offering an upgrade package which is around $40 and $60 Windows 8 OEM version.
This may mean that Windows 8 may cost less than Windows 7 did since they won’t be offering retail versions. This will give potential users less expensive options. So if you are using Windows XP, Vista or 7 already, for just $40 you can upgrade to Windows 8. This will last till January 31, 2013. So you should take advantage of this low price and upgrade to Windows 8 once it is released on the October 26th, 2012.
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