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Pessimists have been speculating that Windows 10 itself could be turned into a subscription mode In the summer, it was rumored that Windows 10 might be free.
Recently, Microsoft's Kevin Turner made comments about monetising Windows differently and that services would be involved. Frankly, unless they offered a free basic version, that would be suicide for Microsoft.
Let’s examine Microsoft’s motivation to offer a free upgrade and what it could mean for you.
If people or security were the main concern, Microsoft would also offer the free upgrade to users of Windows XP, Windows Vista, or pirated versions of Windows, provided their systems could handle Windows 10. A for-profit company will never give away something for free, unless they expect it to create some kind of revenue.
Microsoft is going with the times, maybe even leading the way, and they are certainly trying to become more likable as a company. Being liked alone, however, won’t keep them afloat. Probably because it’s a more fulfilling way of doing business and definitely because being liked and trusted today is a prerequisite for staying in business.
It’s the basis on which they can sell you more upgrades and services.
I’ve been working with the Technical Preview (TP) since it came out in October 2014 and I’m a huge fan.I share the enthusiasm with all of you who anticipate the free Windows 10 upgrade Microsoft is boldly stepping into the future with innovative software and hardware.Windows as a service and mobility of experience were the major keywords from the recent Windows 10 briefing. And I would hate for your expectations to be disappointed.This brings us to the next hypothesis…This hypothesis is based on the idea that Windows 10 will indirectly create revenue for Microsoft by serving as a platform to sell advanced features and services.In this case, more users translate into more potential customers and greater potential for revenue.