Windows 8 Releases October 26th, Are You Ready To Upgrade?

Posted by on July 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

You can not return from whence you came!

Microsoft officially announced today that their latest and greatest version of their industry-standard desktop (and now tablet!) operating system will be available in upgrade and OEM form on October 26th, 2012. But are you ready to make the move, yet?

First thing’s first: price isn’t an obstacle (at least temporarily). At $39.99 for their Pro version, there’s no financial reason to ditch out on this, which is a far cry from the upgrade prices of olde. The big thing, for me at least, will be migrating to the new tablet-friendly interface on my dual-panel desktop. Software compatibility is virtually guaranteed from Vista on, so that’s not an issue (8 is almost identical to 7 behind the scenes, as-is). Needless to say, I’m caught in a predicament where I’ll say I won’t upgrade right away and I still do. Still, switching up to the sexy Metro view might be worth the entry price alone…

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