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Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1 with Bing, a cheaper version of its OS

Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1 with Bing, a cheaper version of its OS
Staff Reporter

Windows always cheaper! Microsoft corporation will offer its manufacturing partners a specific version of Windows 8.1 with Bing as default search engine. With the ambition to bring down the price of PCs and tablets.

So the rumor was true: Microsoft is about to launch a cheaper version of Windows 8.1 … to partners PC manufacturers and tablets. New name Windows 8.1 with Bing, is easily explained. It is a Windows 8.1 entirely conventional except for one detail: he joined the Microsoft search engine, Bing, as a research tool by default in Internet Explorer.

Microsoft wants to reassure the outset : “Of course , consumers can change this via the Internet Explorer settings ” the statement said. Which also specifies that this version will be strictly reserved for OEMs , not to the general public : we thus find that preinstalled on a new computer, not canned. “Some of these devices, especially tablets, will also be provided with Office or with a one-year subscription to Office 365 ” can also be read, without further details.

The firm does not specify the amount of the discount on the price of the Windows license that will provide its partners if they choose to use this version. Recall, however, that Microsoft has already announced that its OS would soon be free for all mobiles and tablets under nine inches. It must, however, be substantial and clearly an impact on the final price, depending Redmond : “The end result is that more customers – individuals and businesses – will have access to a wider range of new devices with Windows 8.1 the great selection and will also Office at a really affordable price. “