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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
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       21 Jun 2014 #1

    Windows 9 is still a work in progress at Microsoft and although the Redmond-based tech giant remains completely tight-lipped on the subject, details coming via unofficial channels revealed quite a lot of interesting tidbits about the next full Windows version.

    This time, Russian leaker WZOR is claiming that Windows 9 could be offered completely free of charge to a number of Windows 8.1 Update 2 adopters, in an attempt that's clearly supposed to move more users to this particular operating system version.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       21 Jun 2014 #2

    Well, these sort of reports do rouse one's curiosity, if nothing else.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       21 Jun 2014 #3

    Just more . . .(add your own "Adjective". . .:angelic:
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  4. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,513
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Jun 2014 #4

    I'm hoping they offer a discount similar to the one offered for the Win 8 upgrade.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       23 Jun 2014 #5

    I haven't long added W8.1 to my list of operating systems, a dual boot with my primary W7, so I doubt I'll be upgrading either with 9. I'm getting used to 8.1 and it's actually growing on me despite the amount of bult in stuff that has no use to a dedicated desktop user.

    9 interests me as much as W8.1 did but a triple boot is out of the question, problems lie that way. Maybe a VM to test it out if the price is good enough, but I seriously doubt M$ will be giving anything out for free.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       23 Jun 2014 #6

    I doubt that Windows 9 will be free to anyone. There might be a discount for early converters but that's it.. FWIW
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
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    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       23 Jun 2014 #7

    There might be a discount for early converters but that's it
    This is my feeling as well.
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  8.    23 Jun 2014 #8

    LOL, I trust not a word written in Softpedia, it is a rumor, gossip, generating tabloid. They even admit they had to dig hard for this piece. Perhaps, Putin, made the leaker write it, that would add some spicy scandal to the mix.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       23 Jun 2014 #9

    Trust_No1, post: 32810, member: 353 said:
    LOL, I trust not a word written in Softpedia, it is a rumor, gossip, generating tabloid. They even admit they had to dig hard for this piece. Perhaps, Putin, made the leaker write it, that would add some spicy scandal to the mix.
    And, Nine Forums isn't. . .hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. . .
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  10. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,253
    Windows 10 IoT
       24 Jun 2014 #10

    OK lets see if I got his right?
    One option for 8.0 users is to upgrade to 8.1 with update 1 though the Windows Store for free. And then do it all again to get 8.1 with update 2 for free. But no free Windows 9?
    The other option is to pay a "small" fee to go from 8.0 straight to 8.1 with update 2. And that fee also gets you Windows 9 for free when its released?

    Its so confusing it has to be true.
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