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Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 [windowsteamblog.com]
We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. 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. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.
Unlike all the negative nancies here who obviously don't know much about Windows 8 to really comment on it, I'll be buying 3 upgrades to say the least out the door.Well system administrators who may work with more than three computers tend to be very conservative when it comes to upgrading working computers. As a rule, one does not fix something that that works.
Well system administrators who may work with more than three computers tend to be very conservative when it comes to upgrading working computers. As a rule, one does not fix something that that works.
Hogwash, IT admins will be biting at the bit to mess around with Windows 8.. its the corporate directors and pencil pushers who will take forever to allow people to upgrade :)IT admins will play with it on a sacrificial box before ever deploying it. (That's generally why previews/betas exist.) Some businesses may be using older software that may not be compatible with W8 and the cost and hassle of upgrading that software may necessitate staying with Windows XP or even Windows 7.
Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99
but you can use VMware or VirtualBox to accomplish nearly the same.
The final version of Windows 8 is not out yet. The guess now is August. This deal will be available from then until January 31, 2013.
The UI has been hobbled and dumbed down for mobile devices with little concern for the millions of desktop PCs out there that also run MS bread and butter Office software.