Windows 10: Free Windows 10 Now Looks A Terrible Deal

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       10 Jul 2015 #1

    Free Windows 10 Now Looks A Terrible Deal


    Free Windows 10 Now Looks A Terrible Deal (link)


    Windows 10 is famously ‘free’, but Microsoft has been worryingly silent about just how free it really is. Now, only three weeks before release, leaks suggest ‘free’ Windows 10 might not be a good deal at all

    Microsoft needs to answers these questions and concern before RTM is released, so people can decided if they want windows 10. There are some parts of the Forbes article I agree with and other parts I don't.
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  2.    10 Jul 2015 #2

    groze said: View Post
    Free Windows 10 Now Looks A Terrible Deal (link)





    Microsoft needs to answers these questions and concern before RTM is released, so people can decided if they want windows 10. There are some parts of the Forbes article I agree with and other parts I don't.
    Please.. that article is garbage. Free is free.. for the life of the device. What the underlying assumption is that a device will last from 2-4 years. And in some cases the device will last longer than that and it will continue to receive support.

    Jeff
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  3.    10 Jul 2015 #3

    On MS's site, only Enterprise Windows 10 supports the classic "Long-Term-Support" Updates model of previous Windows.

    I'm getting the upgrade, since I can roll back to 8 (well 7 will be EOL in 2 years so that PC's stuck) when MS tries to charge me for security patches.

    Skepticism is always a good thing, but I doubt MS is activily trying to screw us here. If anything, Home and Pro will last until 2023 (same as Windows 8) while Enterprise gets the normal LTS support of prior Windows. What happens after 2023 is anyone's guess - but maybe a combined subscription of Office, Xbox Live, and Windows Update?
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  4.    10 Jul 2015 #4

    groze said: View Post
    Microsoft needs to answers these questions and concern before RTM is released, so people can decided if they want windows 10. There are some parts of the Forbes article I agree with and other parts I don't.
    No, they don't. If you don't know, you can wait until after release and then upgrade after the information is available.

    There is absolutely no compunction that Microsoft MUST provide anything prior to the RTM.

    There is nothing that says you have to upgrade the day its released. Cool your jets, and stop demanding things, and being part of the "gimme gimme" culture.
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  5.    10 Jul 2015 #5

    Mystere said: View Post
    No, they don't. If you don't know, you can wait until after release and then upgrade after the information is available.

    There is absolutely no compunction that Microsoft MUST provide anything prior to the RTM.

    There is nothing that says you have to upgrade the day its released. Cool your jets, and stop demanding things, and being part of the "gimme gimme" culture.
    This. Previous licenses won't be disabled though, so MS can't screw over 10 users until 8 goes EOL (cause that will always be a backup plan for users until 2023 if MS screws up 10)

    And hell, Windows XP got a community service pack 4. If MS tries to charge for 10 updates, 8 will continue to be supported by the community if it has to :P.
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       10 Jul 2015 #6

    Mystere said: View Post
    No, they don't. If you don't know, you can wait until after release and then upgrade after the information is available.

    There is absolutely no compunction that Microsoft MUST provide anything prior to the RTM.

    There is nothing that says you have to upgrade the day its released. Cool your jets, and stop demanding things, and being part of the "gimme gimme" culture.

    So, you wouldn't want to know what your pizza cost before you go pick it up? I would so I could bring enough cash to pay for it.
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  7.    10 Jul 2015 #7

    groze said: View Post
    So, you wouldn't want to know what your pizza cost before you go pick it up? I would so I could bring enough cash to pay for it.
    The pizza hasn't been finished yet
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  8.    10 Jul 2015 #8

    Well if true, I certainly won't upgrade, and I would consider this whole thing a swindle really. I hadn't planned on upgrading for 7 for a while anyways - until bugs were worked out.
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       10 Jul 2015 #9

    According to other sites there should be more info before or on July 29th, 2015.
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  10.    10 Jul 2015 #10

    groze said: View Post
    According to other sites there should be more info before or on July 29th, 2015.
    What information?? What do you want MS to say?? The article you quoted is junk.
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