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  1.    15 May 2015 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Wondering about Windows 10


    (quote from a site I was browsing)
    "Now all we need are some pointers on the cost for Windows 10 after the first year promotion."

    If Microsoft is going to make Windows 10 a 'service' and we all jump of the cliff and into Windows 10. What are we agreeing to in the long run I wonder? Can we go back to Windows 8.1 or 7 after the first year?
    If I read it correct a spokeperson for Microsoft made reference to Netflix as a similar service. We all know they charge a monthly fee for that service.
    My mind is going crazy here now lol
    My wife's laptop is running Windows 7 and working great and I am running Windows 8.1 and it is running smooth.

    Anybody care to comment on this or if any have extra news along this line.

    cheers
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  2.    15 May 2015 #2

    If you search the forums you will find a few links to resources etc that explain it but the crux is that Windows 10 will be free and the updates to it free as well. I, like you, had concerns over a subscription fee but it dosnt seem to be going to happen.
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  3.    15 May 2015 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 1,313
    Windows 10 Pro,

    Right now there is no credible evidence that Microsoft will ever go to a subscription based service for their Windows OS.
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  4.    15 May 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    Right now there is no credible evidence that Microsoft will ever go to a subscription based service for their Windows OS.
    In addition there has been a tweet that indicates that this will not happen. Service does not mean fee for using Win10 it's the process that MS will use to keep the OS up to date with updates and security patches.
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  5.    15 May 2015 #5
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Pro 32-bit

    Bill Gates didn't make his billions giving away the store. You, and I know somewhere, someone is going to pay for the "costs" of creating Windows 10 and the costs of the upgrades and , etc. So, tell me where is Microsoft going to get their money that is "due" for what Bill Gates considers some extra billions in his stash drawer? I have a "sneaky" felling we all will pay a fee when it comes to Microsoft making the "necessary" upgrades that we must have for Win10 to continue to run.
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  6.    15 May 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by FD611V View Post
    Bill Gates didn't make his billions giving away the store. You, and I know somewhere, someone is going to pay for the "costs" of creating Windows 10 and the costs of the upgrades and , etc. So, tell me where is Microsoft going to get their money that is "due" for what Bill Gates considers some extra billions in his stash drawer? I have a "sneaky" felling we all will pay a fee when it comes to Microsoft making the "necessary" upgrades that we must have for Win10 to continue to run.
    Please stop spreading mis-information. All of the updates and upgrades will be free for Win10. That simple. The money that MS will get is from cost savings in developing one main OS(Win10) rather than having to develop up to 3.

    If you have facts.. real facts and not blogs.. post links.
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  7.    15 May 2015 #7
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Windows 7 Pro 32-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Please stop spreading mis-information. All of the updates and upgrades will be free for Win10. That simple. The money that MS will get is from cost savings in developing one main OS(Win10) rather than having to develop up to 3.

    If you have facts.. real facts and not blogs.. post links.
    Bunny j, I have read numerous news articles on this very subject, written by very good authors that follow Microsoft Win10 and how it will all play out. Most, and I repeat most think there will be a fee somewhere, sometime in the future that Microsoft will make some sort payment situation to use Windows 10.
    What will your words be when you will be slapped with a fee on Winds 10, say Dec, 2016? You want me to save your words above just in case you needed reminded?
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  8.    15 May 2015 #8
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by FD611V View Post
    Bunny j, I have read numerous news articles on this very subject, written by very good authors that follow Microsoft Win10 and how it will all play out. Most, and I repeat most think there will be a fee somewhere, sometime in the future that Microsoft will make some sort payment situation to use Windows 10.
    What will your words be when you will be slapped with a fee on Winds 10, say Dec, 2016? You want me to save your words above just in case you needed reminded?
    I will not be hit with any fee in the future to use Win10.. unless I decide to purchase a licensed copy. MS has stated clearly that Win10 will be a free upgrade and that the updates will be free for the life of the device that the OS is on. How can that be so confusing??

    Think what you will but claiming that some blogs know better than what MS has posted is just misleading.
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  9.    15 May 2015 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 18,303
    Windows 10

    IMO, Money will be made back

    Store Apps
    Media from the store
    On going subscriptions to OneDrive, Xbox Music, Office 365, Skype etc
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  10.    15 May 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    IMO, Money will be made back

    Store Apps
    Media from the store
    On going subscriptions to OneDrive, Xbox Music, Office 365, Skype etc
    And don't forget the cost savings by merging the OS into one build will add up to some big savings. There are so many ways that MS can and will make money at this point that giving away WIn10 will be a non issue.
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