Microsoft will update pirated copies of Windows with free Windows 10!!

by WalkingCarpet Banned
6 replies
  • OFF TOPIC
  • |
I don't believe it.
Can't beat em? Forgive 'em.

Windows 10 targets current pirates with free update - CNET
  • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
    Yep. Microsoft is morphing itself into a cloud based company with a subscription based income model.

    A smart transformation if they can pull it off. It looks like they are doing well so far.


    Joe Mobley
    Signature

    .

    Follow Me on Twitter: @daVinciJoe
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9949853].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bradstern
    Correct me if I'm wrong.

    But, after one year of having a 'free' copy you will have to pay?

    Because it says it will be free for one year?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9949994].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by bradstern View Post

      Correct me if I'm wrong.

      But, after one year of having a 'free' copy you will have to pay?

      Because it says it will be free for one year?
      As Joe said above MicroSoft is becoming a subscription service.

      It's a sound business decision. It smoothes out earnings, eliminates piracy and brings existing pirates into the fold where they can actually start paying for software like everyone else.

      Am I happy about it? Not really, but I'm not unhappy about it either. I'll resist it for as long as they keep providing updates for Win7, which probably won't be too long by the look of it.

      The old "give away the handle, and charge for the razor blades" is a sales technique as old as time and really shouldn't surprise anyone on a marketing forum.
      Signature
      Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon.
      It'll just knock over all the pieces, poop on the board, and strut about like it's won anyway.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9950144].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Actually there is a whole lot of misunderstandings about this. Windows is NOT going to a subscription model. The year is the time you have to upgrade. Once you do you pay nothing more for the life of the system you have installed it on.

    The next generation of Windows: Windows 10

    This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no cost.
    So theres no gotchya (except that you won't be able to move a license from one machine to another). The only time you end up paying again for windows is when you get a new machine/CPU.

    They are doing this because eventually everyone upgrades when they get a new system anyway. This move along with their universal app code base allows them and all MS developers to do away with having to support multiple versions and woos more developers to place software on their phone and tablet devices since they can write one application and run it across desktop, phone and tablets without having to worry about compatibility issues from various versions.
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9950229].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author davidvalles
    Nice.It's going to be a successful project..
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9950363].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Let me get this straight! They are PUNISHING me for being LEGIT? I mean a PIRATE with an illegal version of 7 can upgrade but I, with a LEGIT copy of vista or XP or 2000 CAN'T?

    I don't recall if Ihave adequate 2000 computers at this point, but I DO have XP and vista!

    Steve
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9951789].message }}

Trending Topics