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Will Microsoft change their pricing and upgrade scheudle to compete?

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    Will Microsoft change their pricing and upgrade scheudle to compete?


    This thought crossed my mind this morning. They're releasing Windows 8 as a tablet and smartphone OS as well, so that means it will be competing with android and apple tablets & phones. Currently both google and apple have a major software update every year, which is free to any of their customers who own sufficient equipment. Microsoft's current Windows release schedule is every few years, and the upgrades cost $120 and up. I have no problem with their longer release schedule, but I'm hoping they'll at least adjust their upgrade pricing a bit to at least compete with the cost of OS upgrade disks for mac. Honestly if there was a substantial drop in upgrade software price I think they'd more than make up for it in a major decrease in people pirating their software. What do youguys think?

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    I think Microsoft is going to speed up their release schedule as well, windows 9 and windows 10 not that far away. As far as price goes, it will probably stay about the same, just my opinion
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Will Microsoft change their pricing and upgrade scheudle to compete?
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