Windows 8 Upgrade Offer Coming in June
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:22 AM
With Windows 8 upgrade programs, customers who will buy PCs running Windows 7 in June, will get "coupons" allowing them to get Windows 8 for a small fee once it is generally available.
Microsoft will make the so-called "Windows 8 Offer" available to consumers buying a Windows 7 PC running Home Basic or higher, allowing them to obtain Windows 8 Pro once Windows 8 is available. Seemingly because the offer is for the more feature-rich Pro SKU, rather than the entry-level Windows 8 (consumer) one, the offer won't be "free." There will be some fee attached to the coupon, but there's no word on what that's going to be (so far). The upgrade offer will start on or around June 2, 2012.
Source: Mary Jo Foley
Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:44 PM
Oh come on MS really? You offered free vista upgrades, free 7 upgrades but yet you can't give away the basically minor update to windows 8 free? I'm trying really hard to start liking 8 I've tried giving it so many chances and I actually want to like it. But every day I just keep growing more and more against it because of the things like this.