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Sorry, not for you Cheese.

 

 

Microsoft to Give Away Windows 10 in Move to Woo Software Developers

 

Microsoft said people using the two earlier versions of its operating system, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, would be able to update their computers to Windows 10 free for the first year after the new software is introduced.

 

Cool, I would upgrade for free, assuming it's not crap like Vista was.  I think 7 was solid, 8 felt like the Vista debacle, hopefully 10 will be like 7.  Not sure what happened to 9 -  7 8 9 maybe?.

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The current rumor is that it will be free for a year to get a lot of people using it ... then it will move to an annual subscription model where if you don't pay up, your computer won't boot.  No free "upgrade" for me, thanks, if those are the actual plans.

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The current rumor is that it will be free for a year to get a lot of people using it ... then it will move to an annual subscription model where if you don't pay up, your computer won't boot.  No free "upgrade" for me, thanks, if those are the actual plans.

 

It appears the rumor was just that.   :)

 

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/01/21/the-next-generation-of-windows-windows-10/

 

Delivering Windows as a Service and a Free Upgrade to Windows 10

Today was a monumental day for us on the Windows team because we shared our desire to redefine the relationship we have with you – our customers. We announced that a free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch.*

This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no cost. With Windows 10, the experience will evolve and get even better over time. We’ll deliver new features when they’re ready, not waiting for the next major release. We think of Windows as a Service – in fact, one could reasonably think of Windows in the next couple of years as one of the largest Internet services on the planet.

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