|Product||Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade)||Microsoft Windows 8.1||Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks||Microsoft Windows 7 (Ultimate)|
|Price||$79.44 to $199.99||$98.99 to $119.99||Free||$102.98 to $499.00|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||4.5 stars|
|Average user rating||2 stars||2 stars||2 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||October 26, 2012||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||October 22, 2009|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
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.
As it's a free upgrade that gives you more apps, improved features across the board, and better performance, there is really no reason not to get Mavericks on your Mac.
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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Windows 8 Pro - Version upgrade package
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Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate - Complete package
|Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications|
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