It was in October of 2012 that Microsoft launched their latest desktop operating system, Windows 8. As with previous versions of Windows, the launch of Windows 8 saw deep discounts in an effort to have users upgrade to the latest version.
For Windows 8, customers were able to buy an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99, but like all good things, sadly, this deal is coming to an end. As of tomorrow, if you decide to buy the OS, you’ll be paying $160 more as the upgrade will then cost you $199.99. If you’ve been sitting on the fence on whether to upgrade or not, now would be the time to do it. If the Windows 8 Pro edition is a little more then you need, you can also choose to upgrade to the regular version of Windows 8 and this edition will set you back $119.99.
The launch of Windows 8 was met with mixed emotions. From Microsoft’s standpoint, one of the objectives of this OS was to deliver a convergence in their operating system, regardless of whether you are using a desktop computer, a tablet or another mobile device such as a smartphone. While we can see the logic in this decision, users haven’t quite warmed up the new OS and many have felt that the OS is confusing without Microsoft’s traditional start button.