won’t officially be out until October 17th, but Microsoft
has made its boxed software available for preorder now, for those who can’t wait to wait to order their own copy. Microsoft Windows 8.1 costs $119, and the Pro version will run you $199.99.
One notable change with this generation of Windows is that Microsoft is only selling two versions of the software, which will make things a little easier on consumers, especially as most will just need the regular Windows 8.1.
Much has been made of Windows 8.1 and it’s potential to fix the problems of Windows 8; we’ve covered the changes in some detail
, ourselves. In any case, Microsoft is surely hoping that consumers will like this update better than the original launch of Windows 8.
Both Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro will be available as of October 18th--a day after the update comes to systems already running Windows 8
--so if you want to be able to install your copy then, you might want to go ahead and order the software now.