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#1 Darren 54

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:39 AM

Isn't Windows Blue just a free update for Windows 8? Or will I have to buy it?

 

Why I'm wondering?

  • They leaked a new ISO.
  • They are calling it Windows Blue, instead of Windows 8 update.
  • They says Windows Blue is a low-cost, annually updated new OS.

What is the truth? :unsure:



#2 Munkypoo7

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

I was under the impression Windows Blue was essentially Windows 9. So therefore you would have to pay for it like any new OS.

 

Perhaps they're going to follow Apple's strategy and just charge $30 outright for the upgrade from Windows 8 and from then out out just $30 or so?



#3 Phenom II

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:26 PM

^^ Win 9 is set for release the back end of 2014, Win blue is arriving later this year

 

Blue is supposedly going to be Win 8's service pack, so free, but no official word from MS yet



#4 Villain

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

i agree with  Phenom II, I was under the impression that it was like Windows 8, SP1.



#5 Abador

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:02 PM

Windows Blue will be free...



#6 CAS91572

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:18 PM

According to PC World Blue is just a Windows 8 Update : http://www.pcworld.c...he-desktop.html



#7 Frylock86

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:52 PM

I'm thinking it'll be free for Windows 8 users, since it is an update for the OS. No one wants to pay for the same thing twice. However, if you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 "Blue", then you'll have to pay for it, like any other upgrade. 



#8 Darren 54

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:42 AM

That's a relief, thanks. :)



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