Re: Windows 7 is popular because it is easy to pirate
>Microsoft giving away Win 10 should give you an idea of how desirable even Microsoft really thinks it is going to be.
Actually its reasonably smart on MS' part.
They are only giving it away to those who are unlikely to pay for it anyway. It consolidates the ecosystem which is good for devs. It helps deflect some of Apple's and Linux's taunts about cost.
The question will be whether they've learnt their lesson from Vista and not made it so resource heavy that people wish they had never taken it.
I also doubt business will be that interested. They won't get it for free and the cost of changing OS, any widespread OS, is so high that they won't want to change unless they really have to.