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originally posted by: Hefficide
a reply to: Biigs
Win 10 promises a full support cycle. Whatever comes next might be subscription based. It's definitely going to be a rolling release and probably either subscription or freemium modeled.
The only catch I see currently is if MS releases the next thing in a year or so... They'd still support 10 - but "Windows" ( without numbers - which is the slated name of what comes next ) might make 10 obsolete. A trick... Oh, we ARE supporting 10. We never said programs would still run on it....
I can't see how individual users would put up with a subscription service to use an OS when every other OS in the world allows you to use it forever once you own it.
originally posted by: dismanrc
Just kind of makes me think.
Microsoft never gives away free upgrade to new platforms. Why now? (OK MAYBE as a promotional item, but not like this.)
They are even talking about giving it away to people with pirated copies of 7 and 8.
Something smells here.
I understand that it is easier to maintain only one platform, but FREE?