Windows 8 release date OK, but business users unsure

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The Windows 8 release date is confirmed, but many users -- including enterprises and other business users remain unconvinced of the new operating system's charms. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), however, is pushing forward unabashed. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the dates and upgrade deals.

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By Richi Jennings: Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Not to mention: Canada bans vegetables...

    Gregg Keizer cuts to the chase:

Friday, Oct. 26. ... New PCs equipped with [it] will go on sale the same day. ... Windows 7 launched on...the second-to-last Thursday of that month...just a day off.

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The Oct. 26 date is also significant...as it marks the debut of the $39.99 upgrade to Windows 8. ... Some facts are still up in the air, most notably the pricing of...Windows 8 in a non-upgrade edition, called System Builder...required for people who assemble their own computers or for...Mac owners who want to run the new OS on their machines.      
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Kevin Parrish explains this upgrade some more:

For a limited time, those upgrading...will be required to pay only...

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