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Postby peter » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:01 am

Microsoft launched its new version of Windows last night, making clear at the launch event that it would offer for free. The move marks a departure for the company, which has in the past counted on Windows for much of its revenues — but that cash has already begun to come from other places.

Microsoft will offer the upgrade to Windows 10 for free to users on Windows 8.1, the most recent version, and offer the same to Windows 7 users for the first year.

Getting everyone onto the same operating system might irritate the hardware manufacturers, but for software developers it’s perfect.

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Postby Brian and Helen » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:45 am

To me this is a not-so-tacit admission that they really screwed up with Windows 8. They hastily gave us a sticking-plaster in the form of 8.1, but the last year or so have been a struggle, trying to beat some sense into a half-assed system, lovely only to the geeks that devised it. So methinks a free upgrade is the least they could do.

The proof of the pudding, however . . . let's see what it's like.

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