Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 users will receive free Windows 9 upgrade

Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 users should be able to upgrade to Windows 9 for free, according to reports.

Published Sun, Sep 28 2014 9:29 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:14 PM CST

Microsoft Indonesia has reportedly confirmed that the upcoming Microsoft Windows 9 operating system will be a free upgrade for current Windows 8 and 8.1 users. The company is expected to host an event on September 30 to detail Windows 9, where pricing and release information should be revealed.

Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 users will receive free Windows 9 upgrade | TweakTown.com

Although Windows 8/8.1 provides significant security updates and a "modernized" interface, many users refused to upgrade to the touch-centric OS. Microsoft has accelerated its operating system road map to meet changing consumer and business user demands, and Windows 9 should help gauge where the company stands.

It's also worth noting that as users become familiar with major software updates, such as Apple iOS or OS X and Google Android, for example, the updates are available for free. This is a great opportunity for Microsoft to prove it has listened to users and is prepared to make changes for the future.

NEWS SOURCES:inet.detik.com, bgr.com

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