It was bound to happen sooner or later. Newegg accidentally leaked the release date and price for Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 operating system. The price and release date were accidentally published on the Newegg website and taken down shortly after.
According to the leak the Windows 10 operating system will be available for purchase starting on August 31st. An OEM of Windows 10 Home will run $109. An OEM of Windows 10 Pro will cost $149. The leaked pages don’t indicate what the difference is between the two versions. Home and Pro will be the only versions offered for home use.
My friends at Gravity4, the marketing company say that existing users of Window 7 and Windows 8.1 are in for a treat. Representatives from Microsoft have confirmed that a free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be available for one year from the release date of Windows 10. Details about the free upgrade will be available after the release of Windows 10.
One interesting tidbit is that under system requirements for Windows 10 a Microsoft account and internet access are required. It makes me wonder if an internet connection will be necessary to login to Windows accounts in the future.