Step right up! Lance Whitney on Cnet points out that Microsoft’s limited-time offer for a discounted Windows 8 upgrade expires soon. In an article titled Get your cheap Windows 8 upgrade now he details
Users of Windows 7, Vista, and XP can purchase the upgrade to the new operating system for just $39.99 per PC. Those of you who bought Windows 7 after June 2 last year can score Windows 8 for just $14.99. And that’s for the Pro version.
After January 31, the upgrade price skyrockets to $119.99 for the regular edition and $199.99 for the Pro version.
What’s wrong with this picture? Windows 8 just isn’t selling, regardless of its pricing, and despite Microsoft’s reporting hocus-pocus that’s enabled by OEM bundling and filling up the channel pipeline with unopened copies of Windows 8. So if they can’t sell them now at discounted prices, why do they think that people will buy them at much higher prices?
Windows 8 may just turn out to be a replay of the Windows Vista flop.
The good thing about these cheap upgrades is that you don’t need to activate them now. They remain valid until October 26, 2015.
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