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Microsoft Windows Threshold Site Appears Early

Everybody expects Microsoft to preview a new version of Windows this week, and a company website that was accidentally made public over the weekend supports that idea.

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Michael Endler
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9/30/2014 | 10:22:26 PM
Re: Windows free?
Myerson and Belfiore were asked directly at the Windows 10 event if the OS will be free. They declined to discuss pricing. But I expect Windows 7 and 8 users will get Windows 10 for free. In fact, I'll be astonished if at least Win 8 users aren't given a free upgrade. Microsoft will still have licensing options for enterprises-- I don't think they'll give up that money. But for consumers, market share (and the cloud subscriptions and app sales that go with it) will be more important than license costs.
pcharles09
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9/29/2014 | 11:39:59 PM
Come On Now... That's Not Possible...
"...Microsoft wants to persuade Windows 7, Vista, and XP-using businesses that they won't face usability problems if they upgrade."

I wonder how many PC-users you'd ask that would believe that statement... Would you?
pcharles09
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9/29/2014 | 11:38:56 PM
Re: Windows free?
@THomas C,

NO. Us Windows users have gotten used to finding ways to avoid paying. If they make it free, there'll be no fun in it anymore.
Technocrati
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9/29/2014 | 5:01:01 PM
Re: Windows free?

@Thomas     Great question/idea !     I am sure they can at this point.   Not good business of course but they could pass out copies and not really feel a thing. 

It is all about the licensing after all.

Thomas Claburn
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9/29/2014 | 4:22:37 PM
Windows free?
Can Microsoft afford to make Windows free?
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