|Forum: Microsoft Windows 8 Operating System|
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|1:|| Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99|
Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets.
|July 3, 2012|
|2:|| Microsoft Confirms Windows 8 RTM Beginning August, Shipping To All End of October|
Windows 8 will automatically be included as the basic system on PCs that go on sale from late October, or possibly before. Microsoft will also offer a free cloud storage account using its SkyDrive system to every Windows 8 buyer.
|July 9, 2012|
|3:|| Windows 8 Released To Manufacturing|
This means we've completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners.
|Aug 1, 2012|
|4:|| Microsoft Launches Windows 8 OS|
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "Windows 8 brings together the best of the PC and the tablet. It works perfect for work and play and it is alive with your world. Every one of our customers will find a PC that they will absolutely love."
|Oct 25, 2012|
|5:|| Microsoft Sells 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses|
Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses to date, according to the chief marketing and financial officer of the Windows division.
|Nov 28, 2012|
|6:|| Windows 8 Pro upgrade pricing will jump from $40 to $200 on Feb. 1|
Windows 8 is about to get a lot more expensive.
|Jan 19, 2013|
|7:|| Windows 8.1 Preview Is Here|
"...today we are providing an opportunity for people to take a first-hand look at many of the new features and improvements with the Windows 8.1 Preview."
|June 26, 2013|
|8:|| Windows 8.1 Worldwide Roll-out, 18 October|
"...starting at 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand (that's 4:00am October 17th in Redmond), Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8..."
|Aug 14, 2013|
|9:|| Windows 8 beats Vista's adoption rate in its first year|
Windows 8's user share in August is now larger than Vista's at the same point in the latter's post-launch timeline
|Sept 3, 2013|
|10:|| Windows 8.1 now available!|
Microsoft are today announcing the global availability of Windows 8.1
|Oct 17, 2013|
|11:|| Will the Windows Start Menu return in Windows 8.2?|
It is reported that Windows 8.2, also known as Threshold, will include a Start menu
|Dec 10, 2013|
|12:|| Microsoft Said to Cut Windows Price 70% to Counter Rivals |
Microsoft is cutting the price of Windows 8.1 by 70 percent for makers of low-cost computers and tablets
|Feb 22, 2014|
|13:|| Report: Microsoft Experimenting With Free Windows 8.1 With Bing|
According to reports, this could be a free or low cost upgrade from Win 7.
|Feb 28, 2014|
|14:|| Microsoft is bringing back the Start Menu|
In a surprise announcement, Microsoft said it would bring back the Start Menu to the Windows desktop.
|Apr 4, 2014|
|15:|| Windows 8.1 Update, The Start Screen, Desktop and Other Enhancements Roll Out April 8|
Windows 8.1 Update is compulsory if you want to continue getting regular updates.
|Apr 8, 2014|