Microsoft Announces Downloadable Windows 8 Pro Update Will Cost $39.99
Microsoft has announced that it will offer a downloadable Windows 8 Pro update for $39.99.
We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the "add features" option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.
This upgrade pricing is much lower than Microsoft typically charges; however, Apple has already announced plans to offer OS X Mountain Lion in July from the Mac App Store for $19.99 (US).