Windows 8 Upgrade to be $40 (UK price TBA)

It's coming soon with a sleek new look, massively updated apps, Xbox integration, and a surprisingly lower price than expected. While the UK price hasn't been shared yet, though we have to hope it won't be a 1:1 conversion rate, that's not bad for a brand new OS. Lest we forget, a basic Home Premium upgrade is still listed at $100 over on, with Apple's much less ambitious Mountain Lion clocking in at $20 later this month. If you want the new Windows, you won't need to save up for long.

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If you've yet to try it out, the Windows 8 Release Preview is still available for download. Back up all your files and important settings in advance, obviously, but otherwise check it out. Curious about what Metro actually does? Here's a video. Loud music, active social life and non-iPad tablets optional.