Microsoft may release free version of Windows 8.1

March 4, 2014 11:15 am

Microsoft is currently experimenting with a free version of Windows 8.1 to bring a low-cost version of Windows to consumers, The Verge has reported, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans. The software giant is building “Windows 8.1 with Bing,” a version that will bundle key Microsoft apps and services, the sources said. This Bing-powered version of Windows 8.1 may also be offered to PC makers, as part of recent licence cuts for devices under $250, the sources added.