Posted 06/01/2015 at 8:45 AM
Posted 2 years ago
Even though Microsoft has not yet issued information on what their much anticipated operating software Windows 10 will cost, one retailer has given us a pretty good idea of what they’ll be.
Newegg, the online retailer that specializes in computer hardware and software, began to take pre-orders for Windows 10 this weekend despite the fact that Microsoft had no release date for the OS.
It also inadvertently set prices for the software; home consumer versions were $109.99, while Windows 10 Pro was listed at $149.99. The listings also had a release date for both versions of August 31st. The information was scrubbed from Newegg after word of the leak spread.
A possible reason for the posting is that Newegg classified these versions as OEM, which Microsoft has re-named as System Builder.
These versions are directed towards those users who want to run Windows 10 in virtual mode or dual-boot fashion.
It’s a boon to those still working with Windows Vista and other older software.
The key element is that there is no customer support offered for these programs by Microsoft – the user is wholly responsible should any complications arise.
The pricing is slightly higher, but offset by the company’s willingness to provide free upgrades to those who are currently running Windows 8 and 8.1.
This isn’t Newegg’s first Windows-related leak either; the company did something similar back in 2012 with pricing information related to Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro.