Microsoft released both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 with lots of new features from that of predecessors. But still today these metro based OS versions can’t meet with sales rate that made by popular Windows 7.So providing free version of OS becomes next option for the company, Microsoft currently working on it, dubbed as ‘Windows 8.1 with Bing’.
The free version of OS Windows 8.1 with Bing let current Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users to make free upgrade for Windows 8.1, reported by ZDnet. Microsoft also provide free version of Windows to Manufactures to starting new era of Windows devices. In that way Microsoft is actually focus to monetize it’s services, also to compete with Chromebook series from Google.
Of course, Bing applications, SkyDrive and Skype available for free with current Windows version. So what difference actually ‘Windows 8.1 with Bing’ bring you is more control over OS through the browser. The inbuilt version of Bing makes better communication with OS with dedicated phrases, can check out data through searches like contacts. In other words just what you seen with Chrome OS devices.
Microsoft also starts to provide OS for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) for free like Google did for Android. In that way they never charge any fee for services like office. So in near future manufactures can provide Windows devices at low cost, somewhere between $240 to $250.
It will help Microsoft to monetise the services as well as the Windows business. You can also expect a tight competition between Chromebook and devices with free version of Windows 8.1. It is thinks to be Microsoft will make the release of free version of Windows along with Windows 8.1 Update 1 in the month of April.