|Product||Microsoft Windows 8.1||Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade)||Microsoft Windows 7 (Professional)||Google Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Price||$79.00 to $119.99||$79.00 to $179.95||$118.79 to $375.99||Pricing is currently unavailable.|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||Info unavailable|
|Average user rating||2 stars||2 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||October 26, 2012||October 22, 2009||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
If you're a dedicated Windows 8 hater, the update to Windows 8.1 isn't going to change your mind. For everyone else, this collection of tweaks, fixes, and new features is useful, but everything here should have shipped in the original version last year.
Microsoft makes an aggressive, forward-thinking, and bold statement for the future of PCs with Windows 8, and vast security and speed improvements more than justify the $40 upgrade price.
Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been, it's where Microsoft needed to go. How much damage Vista did and whether Windows 7 is enough for people to finally abandon Windows XP are questions that nobody has the answers to right now.
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