Microsoft Gives Away Windows 8

“Microsoft is pulling a 180. After lambasting Google for collecting data on its users to sell ads, Microsoft is prepared to do the exact same thing. With weak sales of Windows 8, Microsoft is preparing to offer a free upgrade to Windows 8.1 for Windows 7 users. “Windows 8.1 with Bing,” as the name implies, will feed users into Bing search and other Bing services as well as Microsoft’s cloud-based services.”

Now I’m really stoked that I bought my wife a new touchscreen convertible laptop/tablet with Windows 8 RT for Christmas!

I should have followed my own advice which, over the past year, has been Microsoft is in trouble with Windows 8 and few people care at all.  So if you are in the upgrade market – those of you with XP especially – your choices are getting more and more interesting.  And if your choice will be a new Dell machine, you better find out your options ‘cuz I doubt they’ll let you downgrade to Windows 7.

Thanks to The Motley Fool