Hum, on 25 October 2012 - 15:38, said:
$15 bucks to 'upgrade' to Windows 8 makes Microsoft seem desperate to get people to use it.
I believe you are confused. There is a 14.99 upgrade for people who just bought a PC that may be able to start using their upgrade coupons to get Windows 8 and then there is a 14.99 Pro Pack that adds in Windows Media Center back to Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft is offering the Pro Pack for free at this time, so Media Center is Free to upgrade to.
MS delayed counting the revenue for Windows 7 licenses sold with upgrade coupons since the license won't be realized until the coupon is consumed. So they're essentially making their money and then some