Many rumors have been going around as to the price, if any, of the upcoming Windows 8.1 (aka “Blue”) update. Today we get a confirmation that “Blue” will be officially named Windows 8.1, and will be a free update to Windows 8 users.
Source: Mary Jo Foley/ZDnet
“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, which is $120 for the upgrade and $200 for the full product (estimated retail prices, not including any kind of discounts). “
Another item of note is that they announced there are over 70,000 modern apps in the Windows Store now available. That’s a lot of apps and don’t forget you can run them in a Window on the desktop with ModernMix.