Microsoft offers a time limited cheap upgrade to Windows 8 Pro

Finally Microsoft sees the light, takes a leaf out of Apple’s book and makes a system upgrade not only easy, but cheap.

Upgrading your XP, Vista or W7 system to Windows 8 Pro will be done over the web with the option to make a bootable USB or ISO file, just like OSX.

All your settings, personal files and applications remain intact. Just like OSX.

But this bargain price only lasts through to January 31st 2013, and they’re not saying what happens after that date. They are also not saying how much a developer version of Windows 8 will cost you if you’re not upgrading a previous version, want to build your own PC or install in a VM.

Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99: