One of the big frustrations for Windows users has been the steep pricing Microsoft has attached to upgrades of its software. Apple users like to brag that upgrades to the Mac OS are only $29.99 and can be downloaded (The latest update, Mountain Lion will only cost $19.99). That is true of course, but Apple is a hardware company, not a software company.
Still, having to shell out at least $100 (The Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade cost $119 and the Windows 7 Pro went for $199) every time a new Windows OS was released didn’t sit well with users, particularly if the OS was a disaster like Windows Millenium or Vista.
But take heart Windows users!
The upgrade to Windows 8 will cost a mere $39.99 when it releases (which is supposed to be this month) and you’ll be able to download it. A packaged DVD can still be had, but will cost $69.99 to obtain.
So, Windows users in the community, are you be upgrading?