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Naim Yazbeck, Microsoft’s Country Manager in Qatar.
DOHA: Microsoft has launched Windows 8 for its customers in Qatar.
From now on, customers and businesses in Qatar can experience all that Windows 8 has to offer: A beautiful new UI, a wide range of apps with the grand opening of the Windows Store, available on more than 1,000 Windows 8 certified PCs and tablets.
Windows 8 will be available for download to upgrade existing PCs in 37 languages at http://windows.microsoft.com and at retail locations in Qatar.
“With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft is unveiling a re-imagined Windows to the world,” said Naim Yazbeck, Microsoft’s Country Manager in Qatar.
“Whether you want a tablet or a PC, whether you want to consume or create, whether you want to work or play – Windows 8 delivers a personalised experience that fits your unique style and needs,” Yazbeck said.
Windows 8 will be available in two versions at retail, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. And for our business customers, Windows 8 Enterprise offers new possibilities in mobile productivity with features like Windows To Go, DirectAccess, and BranchCache, as well as enhanced end-to-end security with features including BitLocker and AppLocker, Yazbeck said. Launching at the same time is a new member of the Windows family designed for ARM-based tablets, Windows RT, which will be available pre-installed on new devices. Windows 8 features the new fast and fluid Start screen that gives people one-click access to the apps and content they care most about, the entirely new Internet Explorer 10 that is perfect for touch, and built-in cloud capabilities with SkyDrive.
In addition to the range of new devices available, consumers can also upgrade their existing PCs. Through the end of January, consumers currently running PCs with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, are qualified to download Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of $39.99. And eligible Windows 7 PCs purchased between June 2, 2012, and January 31, 2013 in more than 140 countries can download Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of QR55 ($14.99) with the Windows Upgrade Offer, available at www.windowsupgradeoffer.com