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Old October 17, 2012, 07:29 PM
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The aggressive pricing is likely due to Microsoft's overall strategy. They know for the general population, mobile devices like phones and tablets are quickly replacing PCs, and they want to take a piece of the mobile pie. However, getting people to just go out and buy a phone or tablet with the Windows 8 interface isn't easy if they don't find the device intuitive, so what better way to promote this new interface and get people to use it than to force it down the throats of millions of Windows users? They've done it with Internet Explorer by making it "free" with Windows, now they're going to try it again.
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