Current Windows users will be able to upgrade their PCs to Windows 8 Pro for just $40. That's...

|By:, SA News Editor

Current Windows users will be able to upgrade their PCs to Windows 8 Pro for just $40. That's notably less than the $50 and $99 Microsoft (MSFT) respectively charged to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium and Pro, and drives home the company's interest in seeing rapid adoption of the OS and its Metro UI. Microsoft might also be trying to win over enterprises worried about the consumer tilt of Windows 8's new features.