The rumor mills have started floating around the web,as we inch closer to the Windows 8 RTM which is expected by the first week of August.
The latest one comes from the two of the well known entities who have a history when it comes to anything related to Microsoft products.Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley in their Windows Weekly show,revealed that Microsoft is all set to drop the Full Retail version of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system and rather have an OEM version(System Builder Kit) and the Upgrade version.
If we compare the OEM and retail version of Windows 7,the price difference is evident with the Retail version of Windows 7 Professional costing 299.99$ while the OEM version of the Windows 7 Professional costs a mere 139.99$.
So is this speculation indeed turns out to be true it will be welcomed by the consumers,since there wasn’t a OEM version made available to the consumers till now and if made available,would make the Windows 8 quite the most affordable version of Windows till date.The OEM version will be available as a downloadable version as well as the copy in the retail stores.
Microsoft has already revealed their upgrade offers for the existing consumers who have a Windows XP/Vista or a Windows 7 license for a price tag of 39.99$.There is also a physical version of the upgrade available for a price tag of 69.99$,this offer is valid upto 31st Jaunary 2013.