Earlier on in the week, the Verge managed to get their hands on some graphics of the new Windows 8 Packaging. Microsoft have officially signed off on the RTM version of Windows 8, and of course there’s been many a leaked copy on the web since then, but if you’re waiting till October 26th to get your hands on a hard physical copy of Microsoft’s latest OS, then this is the packaging to keep your eye out for on shelves.
The boxes themselves are quite stylish, and very reflective of the
Metro (Microsoft say’s we can’t call it that anymore) Windows 8 UI. The front cover features a colourful flavour of the Windows 8 Logo and the only difference between the two boxes is the darker colour scheme for the Pro edition.
Unlike before, Microsoft will only be offering two flavours of Windows 8 to consumers. Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Windows RT will only be distributed to OEM’s and of course their enterprise solutions will be dealt with separately.
Microsoft will be looking to push online digital downloads as their main form of retail sales with Windows 8. It will cost only a mere $39.99 for users looking to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from previous versions of Windows if they purchase a digital copy. However if you want a hard physical copy, it will set you back $69.99. Either way, Windows 8 will be significantly cheaper than previous versions of Windows.
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