Two months ago I advised all fans of Windows Media Center to avoid upgrading to Windows 8
, for the simple reason that Microsoft would not be bundling the beloved software with the new OS -- and instead charging extra for it after the fact.
Judging by the number of comments and recommendations that post received, readers shared my outrage.
I'm happy to report that Microsoft has apparently shifted gears, giving the people what they want (kind of) and dialing back the greed.
According to Windows blogger Brandon LeBlanc, users can now buy a Windows 8 upgrade for $40
-- and get Windows Media Center free as part of the deal. Wrote LeBlanc earlier today: