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Windows 7: Windows 10: The next chapter - 21st Jan Live event Discussion

21 Jan 2015   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Windows 10: The next chapter - 21st Jan Live event Discussion

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21 Jan 2015   #2
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Not to diss the M$ fanboys unnecessarily, but if 10 is subscription-based it will flop worse than 8. Their mission of re-engaging app developers to the Windows ecosystem to regain preeminence in the OS environment is fundamentally incompatible with the rental model. You can't compete with free.
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21 Jan 2015   #3
z3r010

 

It's not, and you can upgrade from windows 7 & 8.1 for free in the first 12 months of release.
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21 Jan 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Pretty cool stuff
ie11 only crashed three or four times not bad for win-8.1
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21 Jan 2015   #5
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
It's not, and you can upgrade from windows 7 & 8.1 for free in the first 12 months of release.
z3r010

Are you saying there will be no subscription fee for windows 10 at all? Some posters are saying free for the first year, then a renewal fee for each year after that.
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21 Jan 2015   #6
z3r010

 

I dunno now, the more I look at the slide about free upgrade the more it's suggesting subscription after the first year.
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21 Jan 2015   #7
z3r010

 

Here we go, from the transcript...

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Delivering Windows as a Service and a Free Upgrade to Windows 10

Today was a monumental day for us on the Windows team because we shared our desire to redefine the relationship we have with you – our customers. We announced that a free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch.*


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 additional charge. With Windows 10, the experience will evolve and get even better over time. We’ll deliver new features when they’re ready, not waiting for the next major release. We think of Windows as a Service – in fact, one could reasonably think of Windows in the next couple of years as one of the largest Internet services on the planet.


And just like any Internet service, the idea of asking “What version are you on?” will cease to make sense – which is great news for our Windows developers. With universal Windows apps that work across the entire device family, developers can build one app that targets the broadest range of devices – including the PC, tablet, phone, Xbox, the Internet of Things, and more.
For our enterprise customers, we’ll continue to support the way many of them work today, with long-term servicing for their mission critical environments. With Windows 10, a best practice we recommend for many enterprise devices is to connect to Windows Update and be kept up-to-date with the latest security and productivity improvements as soon as they are available. You can learn more about our commitment to enterprises here, with much more to come in the following months.


Everything about Windows 10 – the experiences, delivering it as a service and the free upgrade – means ongoing value to all our customers. The new generation of Windows is a commitment—a commitment to liberate people from technology and enable them to do great things.
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21 Jan 2015   #8
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

The free upgrade is a decent move, provided the product itself is decent. I wouldn't have upgraded from 7 to 8 even if it had been free. I won't even consider upgrading from 7 to 10 until well through the one year offer period, and will only then go for it if I can see real benefit in doing so.
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21 Jan 2015   #9
sandravlado

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

This is great! I can upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and 8.1 for free. But I can feel that there is a catch somewhere
It is good to be true.
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21 Jan 2015   #10
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It sounds like a pretty good deal. The only caveat being "the supported lifetime of the device." So if Windows 10 goes RTM this October and I download it to this machine, then upgrade to a new motherboard in November, that was the "lifetime of the device" and I will need to purchase a new Windows 10 license. In other words, the free 10 would be tied to this machine like an OEM.
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