Reply to post: Re: the ramifications of what this really means.

Confirmed: How to stop Windows 10 forcing itself onto PCs – your essential guide

Jess

Re: the ramifications of what this really means.

I disagree with your conclusions, but I think you have a point.

Don't forget Windows 10 users can revert to the previous OS, providing they have the install media.

I don't believe MS will try to charge for any existing 10 installations after July.

However I could quite see this as being an attempt to move in that direction.

They could easily start OEMs shipping home users with a Win 10 core OS, which required a subscription to give it a full feature set. (Businesses already have the choice of renting or buying, so they might just play with the pricing for them.)

The free versions for a year could easily be a loss leader.

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