Microsoft is getting ready to woo you to. If you buy a new computer now, Bill Gates' mates will give you a tasty discount on Windows 8 when it arrives later this year.
The Windows 8 upgrade program is designed to encourage you to keep buying desktop PCs and laptops rather than keeping hold of your money until the new software arrives.
that if you buy a new machine running Windows 7 Home Basic or higher between June and January, Microsoft will give you a cut-price rate on Windows 8 Pro.
That's just in time for theversion of Windows 8, a sneak peek promised by Microsoft in June. There'll be .
The deal kicks off on 2 June in the US. When you buy your new computer, you'll get a coupon for Windows 8. Actual prices are yet to be revealed, but we'll keep you posted as we learn more.
Windows 8 is the next generation of Microsoft's operating system. It's a radical departure in design, based around home screens of large colourful 'live tiles', as seen on phones using Microsoft's Windows Phone software. Windows 8 willas well as computers.
If you're unsure about whether to upgrade, here'swithout damaging your existing software.
Are you in the market for a new computer? Will you take advantage of the Windows 8 upgrade offer -- or has the new look driven you to the Apple Store for an Facebook page.or ? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our