Windows 8 on Microsoft's new Surface tablet (Photo : Reuters)
Consumers who pre-order Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Pro Pack from Amazon will receive $30 in credit from the online retailer.
Amazon writes, "Through October 20, 2012, purchase select Windows 8 software and get a $30 Amazon.com promotional credit toward the purchase of items shipped and sold by Amazon.com (certain exclusions apply, including Kindle books, MP3s, and video rentals and downloads). The promotional credit will be emailed thirty days after your order ships. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. See full terms and conditions for more details."
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Windows Pro is geared towards business environments and promises enhanced encryption, the ability to access remote files, and to connect to company networks.
Those who upgrade from Windows XP will be able to keep their personal files, Vista users can keep their Windows settings and perosnal files, Windows 7 users can keep their software programs, Windows settings, and personal files, Windows 8 Developer Preview users can acess their old files in the windows.old folder, and Windows 8 preview users can acess keep their personal files.
Consumers who opt for the more vanilla version of Windows 8 will be able to purchase a discounted version of the OS for $39 between its release on Oct. 26 and Jan. 31, 2013. Anyone who buys a Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and Jan. 31, 2013 will have access to a $14.99 price tag for Windows 8. Visit this site to register for a promo code now.
The Windows 8 launch is fast approaching, so keep an eye on Latinos Post for regular updates on Microsoft's new OS.