Re: I don't see espionage
just good old-fashioned capitalism at work.
Only if the customer doesn't care. Honest-to-God "Capitalism" is, after all, about selling stuff that the customer actually wants to pay for. (as opposed to the new model Corporatism : An Unholy Cancerous Fusion of Corporations with Government / Central Bank / Wall Street where everyone sucks each other's dick till the music stops due to lack of resources to prey on)
If you find yourself with an OS you haven't paid for - you should maybe question why it was free.
What does Windows 10 have to do with this?