Re: Pricing Confusion
"Free for a year..."
If Wp7Mango is correct in his interpretation then I consider the choice of words "Free for a year" to be a bad choice of words, to say the least it is a very vague statement given the context.
If they had said "Free to install during the first year of launch if you update from a previous version" then it would have been obvious.
"Free for a year" to me sounds like you get to try it free for the 1st year and then you have to pay if you want to keep it.
I can't believe for an instant that MS are willing to give an OS away for free... Something doesn't quite colate here. If everyone with 7 or 8 migrates within the 1st year of launch what revenue can MS expect for the next 5 years ? Will the Service Packs become that catch, will they release a 10.1 vesion that has to be paid for that includes 'extra' features..... I smell fish