Thinking about upgrading to Windows 8? Today might be the day!

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to Windows 8, but like me have been putting it off, today might be a good day to pull the trigger. Today, January 31, is the last day that you can download the upgrade for $39.99. Tomorrow it goes up to $199.99.

You’ll need a pretty modern computer with plenty of RAM for the upgrade, so forget about trying it out on that old 10 year old Pentium 2 that’s sitting in the corner.

With all the changes happening in the computer industry, Microsoft was pretty much forced to modernize it’s venerable operating system. Time will tell whether customers and businesses embrace it.

Should you upgrade? It’s probably worth checking out on at least one machine to see how it fits in with your mix of programs and workflow. And, with the $160 that you can save by upgrading today, you can sign up for a year of Halloo service and still have change left over.