Bad news if you want to upgrade to 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.but are yet to do so.
There's no word on what the new UK price will be, but I'm expecting a similar hike. In fact, getting my calculator out, if Microsoft raises it by the same amount for us Brits, Windows 8 Pro will jump fromto about £125. Ouch.
So if you haven't upgraded yet but intend to do so, you'd better get downloading.
Windows 8 brings with it a tablet. However, sales have so far failed to set the world alight, according to reports.that uses 'tiles', animated rectangles that can display live information. It's a world away from previous versions of Windows, with quicker log-in and boot-up times, and the ability to sync between your PC and
Sales of Windows 8 PCs are "" one report says. Fujitsu has suffered a slump in sales of computers running the operating system, too, and on the fact Microsoft's OS is "weak". One study showed to the latest version.
, saying it doesn't stand a chance against Apple. It's hardly been a swinging start for Windows 8.
Still though, Microsoft says it's sold 60 million copies of the operating system, while sales of its tablet -- which runs Windows RT -- have been "modest". I can't see a spike in sales after this price hike though.
What do you think of the price? Is Windows 8 any good? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.
Update: A previous version of this story incorrectly said Microsoft was increasing prices by 500 per cent. This has been corrected. A more recent link to Microsoft's statement on how many copies of Windows 8 have been sold has also been added.