No one, as of last week’s show time, knew if Microsoft was going to charge for Windows 10 after a year goes by. And we have a whole year for them to make that decision (or change it). Given Microsoft’s need to keep pumping up the stock price, I suspect there’s a whole lot of pressure to make Windows a subscription service, no matter what someone tweets.
Does the race always go to the swift, or the battle to the strong? Nope. But that’s the way the smart money bets.