Experimenting with free Windows 8.1 to attract users
Experimenting With Free Windows 8.1 To Attract Users. Microsoft Is Reportedly Experimenting With A Free Version Of Windows 8.1 That Is Said To Bundle Key Microsoft Apps And Services.
Washington: Microsoft is reportedly experimenting with a free version of Windows 8.1 that is said to bundle key Microsoft apps and services.
The software giant is building "Windows 8.1 with Bing" in order to bring a low cost upgrade for Windows 7 users and boost the number of users.
According to the Verge, this Bing-powered version of Windows 8.1 may also be offered to PC makers as part of recent license cuts for devices under 250 dollars.
Microsoft's experimentation is apparently a part of the company's attempt to push forward and monetize its cloud services and apps.