Tipster: iPhone 5 Already Shipping Test Units to “Select Corporate Customers”

According to a tipster I know who stopped by to comment on a post I had recently written, the iPhone 5, the fable iOS device is being shipped to “select corporate customers” for testing. This shouldn’t surprise anyone if found to be true (plus this also gives Apple plenty of lead way for testing before theContinue reading “Tipster: iPhone 5 Already Shipping Test Units to “Select Corporate Customers””

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Welcome to Windows 8! Watch the Video and Install it for Yourself!

This is big, very big! Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available for download! On February 29, 2012, Microsoft unveiled the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. According to Microsoft, The consumer preview has “over 100,000 code changes and the Consumer Preview represents a refined product ready for broad and daily usage by those of you willing toContinue reading “Welcome to Windows 8! Watch the Video and Install it for Yourself!”

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Will Upgrading to “Windows 9” be Free?

Recently, a thought came to my mind. I pondered if Microsoft will be likely to give away upgrade versions of Windows for free for Windows versions following Windows 8. Windows has been relatively much more expensive compared to other operating systems on the market. Even to upgrade from one version to the next, on would have to buy a boxed “upgrade” copy or download the installer from online for nearly a hundred dollars if not more. Competitors, like Linux were free while Mac OSX cost around 30 dollars to upgrade. However, Windows has been so well used and a stable operating system, people would put up with the high upgrade costs. Given that this has been like so for at least 20 years or so, does it make any sense to believe that Microsoft might start giving away upgrade versions of Windows 8’s successors? Though this would be completely unlike Microsoft’s Windows business strategies, it does make sense to give away Windows “9” and future upgrades for free, and here’s why.

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