Microsoft Reportedly Planning OS X-Style Cheap, Annual Windows Updates

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http://techcrunch.com – Microsoft might be figuring out that the best way to get users to use its product isn’t by charging an arm and a leg for updates and releasing them only once every few years. Redmond is reportedly switching to an approach like that taken by rival Apple, delivering inexpensive, annual updates that are less dramatic but which are designed to get all users on board a unified platform. Apple follows a similar pattern with OS X, one which began taking shape with Snow Leopard, with lower upgrade costs for it and subsequent versions, and culminating with the release of Mountain Lion this year, (IT news)