Microsoft may do the unthinkable to make you dump XP, Vista and Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 22,741
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       #10

    prithvitheprime said:
    The only am always not happy is they don't do always have a basic edition of the OS; they're releasing. I don't think they will be giving it for free anyways.
    Lee said:
    Help, could someone please explain this please. . .:)


    I understand the last sentence at least(Highlighted).

    Yup, I doubt any version of the next Windows will be free.
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  2. Lee
    Posts : 4,793
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       #11

    Here we go again with Microsoft should be giving it away free. They spend three to four years busting their butts, and now there are those who think that they are owed a free copy of whatever the new system will be. . .come on folks get over the I am entitled, so why should I have to pay. . .
    Last edited by Lee; 29 Aug 2014 at 00:06.
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  3. Posts : 22,741
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       #12

    Lee said:
    Here we go again with Microsoft should be giving it away free. They spend three to four years busting their butts, and now there are those who think that they are owed a free copy of whatever the new system will be. . .come on folks get of the I am entitled, so why should I have to pay. . .

    So true. If anyone wants a free OS. Use a distro of Linux of write your own. MS has to pay bills and it's not cheap to develop a top notch OS.

    Free.. yeah.. not in my life time. Or yours.
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  4. Posts : 1,414
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       #13

    Lee said:
    Here we go again with Microsoft should be giving it away free. They spend three to four years busting their butts, and now there are those who think that they are owed a free copy of whatever the new system will be. . .come on folks get of the I am entitled, so why should I have to pay. . .
    I agree in principle with you but all this talk about free updates is coming from inside MS per Mary Jo Foley's "sources" and she does seem to have good "sources" . She mentioned it again just 2 days ago in this article. In Louisiana we call it lagniappe.
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  5. Posts : 1,809
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       #14

    The trouble with a "free" software, from a commercial entity, is that it is likely to use ads to pay for it.

    Another option is that it could be a "crippled" version, with additional features available as DLC (for an actual charge).
    This could be a better option, depending on how "crippled" the free software is (and how much the additional features cost).
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    lehnerus2000 said:
    The trouble with a "free" software, from a commercial entity, is that it is likely to use ads to pay for it.
    You mean like M$ does in Windows 8 (Bing, One drive, Windows store and Metro for tablets.)
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       #16

    labeeman said:
    You mean like M$ does in Windows 8 (Bing, One drive, Windows store and Metro for tablets.)
    Bing is a search engine just like Google or others. Of course there’s ads if using it in a browser. If using the search feature powered by Bing within 8.1, there are no ads.

    Absolutely no ads in OneDrive.

    In the Store they advertise, well, apps and only apps.

    If you mean “Metro for tablets” as Store apps > There are no ads in the paid-for apps, but there are in most of the free ones. Most times there is a "Pro" version offered where there are no ads.

    I have to ask > Have you used it enough to know?
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  8. Lee
    Posts : 4,793
    OS X, Win 10
       #17

    HippsieGypsie said:
    Bing is a search engine just like Google or others. Of course there’s ads if using it in a browser. If using the search feature powered by Bing within 8.1, there are no ads. Absolutely no ads in OneDrive. If you mean “Metro for tablets” as Store apps > There are no ads in the paid-for apps, but there are in some of the free ones.

    I have to ask > Have you used it enough to know?
    Thanks. . .very well stated. . .:)
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       #18

    Lee said:
    The only am always not happy is they don't do always have a basic edition of the OS; they're releasing. I don't think they will be giving it for free anyways.
    Help, could someone please explain this please. . .:)
    Ummm, which part the....

    The only am always

    OR the...

    happy is they don't do always






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  10. Lee
    Posts : 4,793
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       #19

    Trust_No1 said:
    Ummm, which part the....

    The only am always

    OR the...

    happy is they don't do always






    Thanks for the attempt to explain, albeit I don't do text, nor do I understand it. I am still in the dark as to the meaning. . .
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