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12 Jun 2015   #111
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12 Jun 2015   #112
cluberti

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Lol
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12 Jun 2015   #113
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Why is MS giving away W10 and how are they going to pay for it? TANSTAAFL.

The only conclusion I can think of is advertising.
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12 Jun 2015   #114
cluberti

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They pay for it by getting most of their users onto the same platform, which allows them to get more 3rd party vendors to write apps that target Windows 8.x and 10 (both universal apps and win32 apps that conform to LUA security standards). This in turn convinces more people to buy/use Windows 10 devices, because the apps they want are available there. This potentially drives more sales of Windows 10 devices, which OEMs then pay Microsoft to ship Windows 10 on thus driving the first side of major Windows revenue. Enterprises start moving to Windows 10 because consumers have largely taken it up (this is precisely how Windows 98, XP, and Windows 7 took hold quickly in business environments too), which drives the other side of major Windows revenue.

Microsoft makes most of it's money in OS sales from enterprises and OEMs, not consumers. Giving it away free to people who already have a PC running a consumer version of Windows 7 or 8.1 doesn't cost Microsoft much of anything, because only a fraction of a percentage of those people would ever have purchased a new OS without also getting it with a new PC anyway.

TL'DR: It's already almost free, so giving it away to consumers as part of the "get as many people on Windows 10 to drive upgrades and enterprise licensing, and coerce devs to write new code for the platform" isn't necessarily a bad idea, nor one that costs Microsoft very much to do anyway.
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12 Jun 2015   #115
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I dunno. Ad generated revenue is very lucrative. They can sell a subscription service to any who want to opt out of adware to ice their cake too.
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12 Jun 2015   #116
Boozad

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Advertising would be the biggest put off for any OS out there and would be corporate suicide for MS. Cluberti has already described the situation perfectly.
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12 Jun 2015   #117
xips

 
 

I agree whole heartedly but keep coming back to Android.
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12 Jun 2015   #118
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xips View Post
I dunno. Ad generated revenue is very lucrative. They can sell a subscription service to any who want to opt out of adware to ice their cake too.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Advertising would be the biggest put off for any OS out there and would be corporate suicide for MS. Cluberti has already described the situation perfectly.
Please refer to post #111.
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12 Jun 2015   #119
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Android is a precedent and not a conspiracy theory.
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12 Jun 2015   #120
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Android is a precedent and not a conspiracy theory.
My android does not throw advertisements. Some downloaded apps do, if a free version is installed. I should not blame android for it. Downloading and using such an app is my decision only.

There are reasons why I prefer windows phone, but that is beyond the scope of this thread.
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