Microsoft spokesman Lou Gellos declined to comment on Amazon's pre-sale, saying the software maker is still finalizing its pricing model. It has not set a release date for the new version of Windows, which sits on more than 90 percent of the world's personal computers.
Could you accept a price tag that high for an operating system? Maybe it's worth it. Personally, I find it hard to justify spending half as much as I did on hardware on just the OS.