Windows 8 Release Preview Arrives
Microsoft Thursday made the final Windows 8 Release Preview available. The release marks the final step before release to manufacturing, the company said in a blog post.
The company also, on Friday, announced that its Windows Upgrade Offer is now available. Those who purchase an eligible Windows 7 PC, starting now, can download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.
"We've seen a great interest in Windows 8, especially given the availability of the Windows 8 Release Preview this week, and yet we know many consumers want a new PC now," Tami Reller, chief marketing officer and chief financial officer of Windows at Microsoft, said in a statement. "The Windows Upgrade Offer gives people the flexibility to purchase the new Windows 7 PC they need today, with the knowledge they can easily get Windows 8 when it's available."