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Imagine a ChromeOS-style Windows 10 ... oh wait, there it is and it's called Windows Cloud

Richard Plinston Silver badge

> But then if they give the OS away for free (they did it with 10). - They gave Windows 10 away to consumers,

They only gave W10 'for free' to those who had already paid for Windows 7 or 8. They did not give it for free to OEMs for new machines (purchasers of new machines paid for it), nor to XP or Vista users.

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