Pirates will also get free Windows 10 upgrade

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Piracy could become old news if all these major corporations relook the way they distribute their products. Microsoft seems to have an idea.
 

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So legit people pay, Pirates get it for free?

Not that I pay, I get legit keys from work :p
 

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Error in article - it says Windows 10 will offer free upgrades for a year after it releases in Jan 2015.
 

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I think it's a good move on Microsofts part. I think they are also doing this partly to get people off Windows 7, vista and even XP, I mean if you can get a free upgrade and you don't take it you are very very stupid. People on xp will be able to download a pirate copy of 7 or 8 just to get the free legit upgrade to 10.
 

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I think it's a good move on Microsofts part. I think they are also doing this partly to get people off Windows 7, vista and even XP, I mean if you can get a free upgrade and you don't take it you are very very stupid. People on xp will be able to download a pirate copy of 7 or 8 just to get the free legit upgrade to 10.
I only changed from XP to Windows 7 a year ago :eek:
Only reason was some games were giving me issues not running them on Windows 7. XP was very good
 

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So in effect, Windows 10 is free for a year. Fantastic :D

What about the people running the windows preview builds ? Are we gonna have to install a legit/pirate copy of windows to get the free windows 10 ?
 

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So in effect, Windows 10 is free for a year. Fantastic :D

What about the people running the windows preview builds ? Are we gonna have to install a legit/pirate copy of windows to get the free windows 10 ?
Ok wait... So free only for a year?

LOL, ok then.
 

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Free for the lifetime of the device, on condition that you upgraded to it in the first year since release.
 

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Piracy could become old news if all these major corporations relook the way they distribute their products. Microsoft seems to have an idea.
Not a new idea.

Apple did it two years ago already , realizing that the money is in the Appstore not the OS.

So legit people pay, Pirates get it for free?

Not that I pay, I get legit keys from work :p
everyone is getting it for free.

It's now a "platform" not an OS any more and that's why it's going to be free.

Except Enterprise there I expect a pricing model for some additional features and I think the 1-year thing applies to them more specifically.
 
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