Editor-in-Chief at Current Digital Magazine Gabe Carey goes as far as saying, "Windows 10 looks more like a reformation of Windows 8 than a completely new operating system."
That event confused people a lot, but I still am excited for MS new batch of software.
I'm confused about nothing...
You confused "people" with "morons".
Cry about it
Im worried about how are they going to be making money with Windows 10 when so many people will be using the free upgrade?? I get the idea we will be paying for stuff we wouldnt normally be paying for.
Microsoft makes plenty of cash in other areas. I don't think you need to be worried about their financial state.
Sorry for the confusion im not concerned about their financial status what i meant was we might be paying for something we wouldn't normally pay for. Sounds too good to be true that win 7, 8, 8.1 users will get win 10 for free.
And people (mostly fanboys of the opposing forces) are worrying and have concern out of kindness from their hearts that MS is losing $50 on a XB1 sold when MS are giving away Windows 10 for free like candy? LOL, MS is rich enough that they can afford giving away razors in order to sell more razor blades..if you know what I mean.
Isn't the update free for 1 year only? Yep: http://www.polygon.com/2015...
"Isn't the update free for 1 year only?" LOL, if you already have Windows 8 or 7 or even Windows RT, if you don't upgrade within a year by the time Windows 10 is out, who's fault is that? Also, all PC sold will include Windows 10 anyways when the new OS comes out so this is not even an issue and here you are, tying to rain on the parade and try to make that as a negative. LOL
Read an article a while back (sorry, don't know where so no source) that suggested that most money from Windows sales comes from Enterprise editions for large corporations and OEM versions sold to PC building companies. So, a free upgrade for the tech-savvy who are likely to install their own OS probably won't cut into their profits too much.
Your spot on but what people also don't realise is Microsoft offer other services too that the upgrade will get people to look at like Xbox music, Skype, Office 365 and more. Plus it even half of the users who have windows 7 and windows 8 upgrade business can't throw the card there are not enough machines to create apps for that os like has been done with windows 8 and windows phone. Ive signed up for the preview and when its released I'm going to give it a try on my surface pro 3. I am a fan of windows 8.1 but windows 10 dose look to be the OS that could make the best all in one os for pc's tablets, phone and more. On a side note did anyone notice Phil had a battle toeds tshirt on? Was that a hint at a new game is coming?
Crazy, you weren't around for W7 and 8 then? Keep on "worrying" all you want, champ.
I have a win 7 desktop n laptop, my worries come from this. "Later, he expounded on Microsoft’s thinking: “The thing about it is, though, we’ve got to monetize it differently. And there are services involved. There are additional opportunities for us to bring additional services to the product and do it in a creative way. And through the course of the summer and spring we’ll be announcing what that business model looks like.” http://m.thevarguy.com/busi...
I think you will have to pay for a new license when you upgrade to a new PC. One of the problems MS had lately is that people weren't upgrading and hanging on to XP or whatever for as long as possible.
What I saw this new windows 10 OS doesn't look that bad. It actually looks quiet promising but I said the same for windows 8 and look how that turned out. I still think windows 10 looks good but let's wait for more of this to unravel.
Skepticism is always around with everything. I do love the direction and innovations in the new web browser. Looks promising.
I just learned that Windows 10 is a free upgrade from Windows 7 and up for one year. That's a win. DX 12, everyone has it. Nonetheless, I wonder which version will be free.
Yeah that's what I wondered as well. I guess it'll be home version for everyone. It could be depend on the version you're upgrading from. Like this: Home --> Home Pro --> Pro Enterprise --> Enterprise But I doubt it. Probably just the Home version for everyone which would still be cool.
Home is kinda wack, to me at least. I have Ultimate 64 bit because it supports different languages and much more RAM and I'd prefer that version. With Home Basic and Premium the RAM limit for 32 bit is 4GB and even the 64 bit is capped at 8GB for Basic version and 16GB for Premium version. That's disheartening because I'm confident PC games will eventually demand 12GB RAM and above for recommended PC specs. Nonetheless, I'm hopeful that Microsoft will 32 bit Windows OS altogether. However, the would make more money with so more many versions.
@AKissfromDaddy: I don't think there will be a 32bit version of Windows 10. And if there is I'm sure there will be an option to choose 64bit for the free upgrade. Don't worry about RAM limitations. They are almost non existant on Windows 8 already. I'm not entirely sure why we have a RAM limit from the OS in 64bit systems at all.
Windows 10 + DX12 brings a smile to my face at least,can't wait for it! My rig is ready(I hope!).
Have they given any hints as to how much it will be a "game changer"? (lol, pun) I'm stoked as well, my 2 month old rig, first one I've had, is ready :D
As long as it is better than Win8.1 I will be happy. I will upgrade day one regardless. My cat broke my win7 laptop screen and I decided to buy a new one with Win8.1. Not enjoying it very much. Pretty slow and unresponsive at times. Happy to hear about the free upgrade.
I share the skepticism of all the people questioning Windows 10 also. What's with the free upgrade? Why all of a sudden? People saying they're rich enough to do that, it's not good business practice. If that was the case what's up with Office? Why aren't they giving that away instead of the horrible Office365 model? Why aren't they giving away X1 and all their 1st party games? So does this mean it's ok to "rip off" customers for 30 years just so you can give them free stuff later?! I'm definitely thinking along the same lines as @crazychris. I need to know a lot more before I upgrade
because Mac has free OS upgrades, and of course Linux. Windows is losing mindshare. Plus people are hanging onto old windows as long as possible to avoid paying for upgrade. Look how hard it was for them to kill XP
Yes that makes sense lol. I actually liked XP and would take that over Vista or 8 any day. Even 7 tbh with you. What I also don't understand is why even bother upgrading if it's free? Why can't they just support the OS longer? I hated a lot of the changes in Windows 7 and still do. I reference that because I won't touch Windows 8s. Yes I understand that newer versions need to get made because of technology and whatnot, but still. This won't apply to me anyway as I'll most likely just be getting a laptop with Windows10 and keeping 7 on my desktop. Who knows this version might surprise me. As long as there's no 10.1 that brings back the start menu that'll help
Yeah MS inspires a strong resistance to upgrading in me too. Because they have a history of dumping crap on people with releases like ME, Vista, 8. I wait until I'm forced, basically. 7 isn't that bad, but it's bloated compared to XP. But I have an annoying bug in 7 on my laptop that has no fix that I've found. I don't want to go to 8x so I'm hoping 10 will fix it.
Why should I care about Windows 10? What makes it so much better then 7?
you should care because you will get the free upgrade
The part about it being free doesn't help me to want it. If that was the only reason I wouldn't care either. I'll still be rocking 7 if 10 doesn't appeal to me
@Muzikguy I despise Win 8 as much as the next guy but 8.1 was decent although a bit sluggish on my laptop and my laptop isn't crappy either. I still welcome any FREE upgrade as I'm using Win 7 on my PC and still loving it but Win10 does have an appeal to me unlike 8 and then there's DX12.
It's newer and faster and isn't like 6 years old at this point. And it's free for pretty much everyone.
"And it's free for pretty much everyone" and here I am thinking Windows have always been free for years. If you know what I mean. but seriously though, the kind of monetization they have in plan for it scares me a bit.
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