A report said that Microsoft will charge $14.99 to the new Windows 7 PC buyers to upgrade to Windows 8. Paul Thurrott, a popular blogger unveiled this news/report. He writes about Windows. This news was also heard before by CNET News but the amount was not fixed at that time. But now Paul Thurrott claimed that the fix price would be $14.99 for the upgrade.
Microsoft said that they will launch the Release Preview of Windows 8 in the first week of June. As you know; on June 5, 2009 the Windows 7 was released. So, may be Microsoft will release Windows 8 Release Preview for the same date as Windows 7 ie. nearby June 5 on Tuesday. There is a little hope and estimate idea that Microsoft will do the same schedule.
But everybody will not be eligible for this paid charge. It is must to buy a new Windows 7 Powered PC between the time period of June 2012 to January 2013. If any user purchase any Windows 7 Powered PC between this period then he will be eligible for the for this scheme/product otherwise not. So, remind this for being eligible.
Such above program and deal were also done before in 2006 and 2009 for upgrading Windows XP >> Windows Vista and Windows Vista >> Windows 7 respectively. But Microsoft will not distribute/provide the corresponding Windows 8 this time. This time Microsoft will provide the Windows 8 Pro Edition to everyone worldwide. This is the high-end version of Windows 8 and it would also be available to retail. Both CNET and Thurrott reported this.
The deal and program of 2006 and 2009 was almost free of cost means it was free of charge or a very low cost. The last two upgradations were almost have no cost at all. But this time Microsoft offered to charge $15 for the upgrade. The last upgrades were varied in cost by Computer Makers. Some makers provided the upgrade for free of cost and some offered a very low fees demand.
Also in 1998, Dell direct sales market provided the upgrade of Windows 95 >> Windows 98 free of cost. People who bought Windows 95 systems offered for Windows 98 for free.
One thing is to be noted that Microsoft is offering about 93% discount in the upgrade. You know how? Because Microsoft provided $15 charge for the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro Version and not divulged the pricing for both Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. If Microsoft has done so then the estimate pricing would be $100 to $200. But Microsoft has not done so. So, there is a estimate of 93% discount for users.
However, sources said that Apple is also launching a new upgrade version of Operating System in 2012. But currently the real pricing and the upgrade pricing is not fixed or even heard at all. In early 2011, Apple offered a free upgrade of OS X 10.7/ Lion for customers who purchased Mac accessed with Snow Leopard. Apple’s OS X 10.6/ Snow Leopard and Lion has a real pricing of $29 and $30 respectively which is much less than the Microsoft.
Users who are not eligible for the deal by Microsoft have to buy it for substantial amounts or discounts. Hold on your mind, may be Microsoft provide any other source for the ineligibles.
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