Windows 8 users will get a free upgrade to Windows 9

To say Windows 8 has not gone down well would be a bit of an understatement. Microsoft’s idea to remove the Start Menu and make the Metro screen the default home page was not a popular decision, and it’s left many people who can’t wait to get their hands on Windows 9. Such people are in luck, because it’s been confirmed that Windows 8 users will get a free upgrade to Windows 9.

It’s something that has been rumoured for quite some time, but according to Indonesian publication Detik, the President of Microsoft Indonesia, Andreas Diantoro, has confirmed that this is indeed the case.

According to Diantoro, Windows 8 users will be able to download and install the software as soon as it’s released — similar to how Apple rolls out updates to OS X. It’s unclear whether or not users of Windows 7 or other older operating systems will be eligible for the upgrade.

Microsoft is rumoured to be revealing Windows 9 at a press event tomorrow, so we should be finding out exactly what’s going to be involved then.

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Tom Pritchard