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Did NewEgg just leak Windows 10 pricing and release date?

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[Update: Microsoft has confirmed the downloadable version of Windows 10 will be released on July 29.]

Why did Windows OEM prices quietly go up by $10? Because 7 8 9 herpa derp.

Windows 10, the long-awaited update to make Windows 8 as useable as Windows 7 looks to be arriving before Labor Day weekend according to a NewEgg blunder. ZDNet editors spotted Windows 10 Pro OEM on pre-order right now for $149.99, and the Gumby Version for 109.99. My vitriol is justified in the bulleted feature highlights, including a "Start Menu" and "Everything runs in a Window". If we're lucky they'll bring back the talking paper clip to walk us through the Oculus Rift porn calibrator. Keep in mind that you can find ways to pay less for it by upgrading if you're currently suffering from a recent version. 

Can you even talk yourself into getting excited about Windows 10? Here's the kind of bullshit I'm already dealing with in Windows 8.1. It is the training wheels Windows version that I've wanted for my family, but definitely not for me. I never know if the annoying "feature" preventing me from multi-tasking can be disabled from my control panel, from my charms menu, or if I need to pay for third party software to turn it off. The only real reason to upgrade for most people is forced obsolescence, as emerging games will require it. At the very least, DirectX 12 looks like the opposite of Samit dog shit. Will you be making the jump? 

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