dencal - sorry but I think this is a good explanation for your second to last post. Productive and interesting topics can be organic and dynamic. They change as new points of view are brought up. The thread has stayed connected to things that are topic related. You may not like where it's headed, but valid points have been brought up on both sides. I would always want to challenge figures and sales numbers and see how they merit the attention they're getting. There's nothing wrong with that.
I'm not sure why there's the need for the nasty disposition in your tone to the last two posters. They were fairly and intelligently debating points. Again, nothing wrong at with that.
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200 million holy molly! I think one of the best things that worked was the free upgrade and the different editions you can get depending on your needs (Home/Pro/Enterprise editions)
200 million is a big number. But it is less than 20% of the total Windows population.
200 million installs, does not represent 200 million users, nor have they stated how many uninstalls there have been.
Goodness, myself alone have installed it at least 20x, but removed it 19x. I have kept only 1 for demo.
I don't believe for a moment the FREE window of opportunity will end 7/29/2016 either. It will always be in MS best interest to convert users of older versions. I envision an extension of the FREE upgrade period or at least a HUGE discount to convert users of older versions.
In Addition: How can this be? I thought W-10 was the last Windows OS
I believe the decision on a second free upgrade year will have an economic rationale. If Microsoft can save money (less maintenance effort for older versions of Windows) then they will go for a second free upgrade year.
Office in Education, for Students, Teachers Schools
I haven't seen anything about free Windows for educational facilities, though. Best I can find is: Deploy Windows 10 in education - schools, tablet, PC | TechNet
I'd be surprised if universities such as Harvard, MIT, etc. would be eligible for free Windows 10; however, students would be eligible for the free upgrade the same as you or I.