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Windows 8.1 To Be a Free Update

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I never believed that Microsoft would charge for the “Blue” update for Windows 8, but it’s always nice to have confirmation.

From Mary Jo Foley:

“As many expected and hoped, Microsoft is going to make the coming Windows Blue update to Windows 8 free for existing Windows 8 and Windows RT users.¬†Microsoft’s Windows Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller, during an appearance at the May 14 JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, shared the pricing news. She noted that pricing for non-Windows 8 users will be in line with what Microsoft is currently charging for Windows 8″

It was also noted that “Blue” will officially be called Windows 8.1. ¬†We have two things confirmed today, but I’m sure the rumors will continue on other 8.1 features such as the return of the start button.

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