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There has been a lot of discussion over the past few weeks about Windows 9. Microsoft is reportedly going to release a technology preview next month which will give us our first look at the next iteration of Windows OS. The final release is expected to take place early next year. Price will no doubt play a big role in attracting customers over to Windows 9. A group of Russian hackers specializing in Windows related leaks has published some information online regarding possible Windows 9 upgrade price.

Those who follow Windows scuttlebutt will be familiar with WZOR, a Russian hacker group that has leaked many details about the OS in the past, including pre-release builds. WZOR claims that Microsoft is deliberating over making Windows 9 a free upgrade for all those customers who already have a retail or OEM version of Windows 8.

Another idea is to simply price the Windows 9 upgrade $20. The low price will be an incentive in itself for users on legacy Windows OS to move to the latest software.

It is also claimed that Microsoft may launch an “awesome” upgrade offer for Windows XP users. The company has already killed support for this iteration and has been trying its best to get users to move. However WZOR doesn’t seem to have information about this upgrade offer at this point in time.

Microsoft is expected to show off the Windows 9 technology preview late next month. It is likely that the company might hold on to pricing information until the actual release is about to take place, so we might end up having to wait for a long, long time to find out how much Windows 9 is going to cost for new and existing Windows users.

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