While talk about Microsoft working on a free version of Windows 8.1
is going around – which is good press, definitely – the company is not yet done with its campaign to get loyal Windows XP users to upgrade. (By the way, have you seen the warning popup on Windows XP
yet?) Given all that the company has done to try to convince everyone to let go of its iconic operating system, it still has a few tricks up its sleeve.
Earlier this month, they launched a campaign offering a $50 gift card to customers who buy one of the devices Microsoft has selected. These include 16 devices, covering a range of notebooks, desktops, tablets, or 2-in-1 hybrids – all running on Windows 8.1, naturally.