Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 9 at a press event to be held later on today. The company is also expected to use the event to unveil Windows Phone 9 according to reports we heard late last month. This information was sort of confirmed by execs from the company this past weekend.
One of those executives is Microsoft’s Indonesia President Andreas Diantoro who said that the company will offer free upgrades to Windows 9 for users already running Windows 8. According to him, “Users who have been using Windows 8 just need to do the update via their devices and It will be installed automatically.”
For those running older operating systems such as Windows 7 or XP, you will be required to pay a small fee for the upgrade. Keep in mind this is for genuine Windows Products so if you are running a pirated version you will pay the whole amount for Windows 9.
For Microsoft to offer Windows 9 for free is a good strategy for the company given that in the past most users did not take the first chance to upgrade their operating systems whenever a new one was introduced. Microsoft will definitely have some challenges convincing the other users running other versions apart from Windows 8 to ditch their operating systems and upgrade to Windows 9.
Microsoft has not said much about Windows 9 and more information will be available later on today. Some of the things you should expect to see include a redesigned Start Menu and Cortana integration. That’s all for now but be sure we will update you on any progress as the day goes by.