Classic Start 8 Free Traditional Start Menu Style for Use with Windows® 8

Windows® 8.1 Update 1 May Bring Metro Apps to Desktop

Windows® 8 finally reaches 10% market share

Users Have Two Years to Upgrade to Windows® 8.1

Windows® 8.1 Release Date Unveiled

Will Windows® 8.1 Bring Back the Start Button?

Windows® 8.1 Will Be the New Blue with Old Features

Crawler Group Updates Classic Start 8 for Increased Speed and Convenience

Windows® 9 Set for Release in Fall 2014

Microsoft® Reportedly Reaches First Milestone in Windows® Blue Development

Skype® for Windows® 8 Got an Important Upgrade

Microsoft® Quietly Changes the Name of Surface Tablets

Introductory Pricing Ends for Windows® 8

Windows® 8 Sales May Influence Intel® Revenue

U.S. Army, Air Force and DISA Commit to Windows® 8 for $617 Million

Microsoft® Simplifies Number of Windows® 8 Versions

Microsoft® Sells 40 Million Licenses of Windows® 8 in First Month

Crawler Group Releases Classic Start 8

Microsoft® removes start button in Windows® 8

Windows® 8 extends battery life

Windows® 8 upgrade offer

Windows® 8 availability

Reasons to upgrade to Windows® 8

Windows® 8 release preview

Introductory Pricing Ends for Windows® 8

As the month of January ended so did upgrading to Windows® 8 at its introductory price, which has now risen from about $37 USD to $199 USD for the Windows® 8 Pro edition. Only qualifying students will be able to grab a discount of $69.99 USD for Windows® 8 Pro. Windows XP®, Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 users can now expect an upgrade to cost at a minimum $119 USD for basic Windows® 8.  The basic version of Windows® 8 is functionally the same as Windows® 7 Home Premium, which contains less professional tools then the Windows® 8 Pro edition, although they  are rarely used by a standard user.

Interestingly, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) version of Windows® 8 is priced much lower than the upgrade version. Oftentimes, the OEM version is easier to install for the user because the upgrade is applied on the older, already installed version of the system. In the end, users thinking about Windows® 8 should consider all these options before buying an upgrade.