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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
a reply to: Klassified
Can't find that particular #. Could it be a different one?
There were about 30 updates on May 28...guess I'm just dumb!
Thanks anyway! It's a good test for me to have to get used to it! LOL
At its press event today, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users during its first year of availability. There was some confusion, however, when Microsoft's Terry Myerson started talking about Windows 10 "as a service." Did that mean that after that first year of free availability, Windows 10 would cost an annual fee? I asked Myerson for clarification after the presentation, and he confirmed that there will be no additional fees attached to Windows 10, whenever you buy it. Myerson clarified that Windows 10 users will still get free updates and support for the lifetime of the OS, exactly like past versions of Windows (like XP and Windows 7's Service Packs, for example). There's no subscription model for updates or support or continuing to use the OS. Myerson's reference to Windows "as a service" simply meant that Microsoft plans to update the OS with smaller, more regular updates rather than the big, chunky updates of past Service Packs. A year after Windows 10 is first available, it will no longer be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users. Microsoft will then sell Windows 10 the same way it has sold past versions of Windows. MS hasn't set a specific price yet, but Myerson said the price will likely be comparable to past versions of Windows. Windows 8 costs $120 on Amazon, for instance.
After a year? Still free Woodman clarified for me that if you upgrade your PC to Windows 10 with the free offer, you won’t be socked with a payment demand after some arbitrary period. Windows 10 isn’t “freemium.” It won’t convert from a free upgrade to a paid or subscription-supported operating system. He told me, clearly, “Once you’re on Windows 10, you’re on Windows 10, and there will be no additional charge.”
Additionally, if a user has a USB floppy drive they will need to download the latest driver from the manufacturer's website or from Windows Update. DVDs will also require separate playback software, although Microsoft has not specified what it is or where to get it from.
According to the Windows 10 specifications page, Windows Media Center will be removed when Windows 10 is installed on computers currently running Windows 7 or 8.1.
Anyway, let's be honest, if they want in (ABC groups), they will get in.
originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: Jonjonj
What I find interesting is how we allow and utilize contractors and subcontractors that use foreign manufactures to be build sensitive electronics typically found in DOD systems.
It indicates to me that politician and Corporate Oligopolies greed has exceeded over their own well-being, OR maybe the world gov'ts are really in cohoots with each other?
Finally, somebody is doing what I call "forward thinking" about what is in the works for the entire world. The best evidence is the quiet compliance by all players. Only some higher power can demand such cooperation, and the risk of non-cooperation is not even allowed. The ETs are in charge, folks, scoff at the suggestion, but the evidence is in every aspect of your life and it won't be just in the West. The West, and its supposed freedoms have the longer way to go for total compliance.
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?
The hope is that illegitimate users will “realize the value of properly licensing Windows and we will make it easy for them to move to legitimate copies,” the company said.