Microsoft hikes up price of Windows 8 by 500% | CNET UK
Bad news if you want to upgrade to Windows 8 but are yet to do so. Microsoft has announced its introductory offer will end on 1 February. From then on, in the US, instead of costing $40 to upgrade to Windows 8, it’ll set you back $120, or $200 for Windows 8 Pro.
So what is this all about, Microsoft have not exactly hit the ground running with their desktop OS. Sure it will sell Microsoft have deals in place to ensure the OS is preinstalled on most manufacturers hardware. So to hike the price of the OS up by 500% for those who might want to upgrade or legitimately get a copy of this OS is only going to make a sensible IT purchaser as why it is Apple charged £20(ish) for a multi user update for the last 3 releases of OSX..