Microsoft has officially launched the much-discussed Windows 8, with the OS now available on a variety of new PCs and mobile computers, and Microsoft's own debut tablet, the Microsoft Surface now also shipping in it's first Windows RT-powered form.
Link to Windows8 Upgrade Assistant
that will check to see if your machine is worthy of the 39$ deal and if anything may cause you issues hardware/software wise.
Windows 8 will be available for download to upgrade existing qualifying Windows PCs in more than 140 markets worldwide and 37 languages at www.microsoft.com including Australia. More than 200 devices, including Surface, will be available to Australian customers.
“With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft is unveiling a reimagined Windows to the world,” said Pip Marlow, managing director, Microsoft Australia. “Whether you want a tablet or a PC, whether you want to consume or create, whether you want to work or play – Windows 8 delivers a personalised experience that fits your unique style and needs.”
More Australian-specific details on the launch can be found in this press release
, and previous Windows users looking to take advantage of the cheap $39 upgrade offer can start that process over here
, or this $15 upgrade offer
for those that have purchased a Windows 7 PC after June 2012. (thanks ara).