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Nick Francesco
Nick Francesco
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So, if you were listening to the show today, you know that it seems that Windows 10 is and will always be free “for the life of the device.” Sounds like that means if you put Windows 10 on a computer today, it’s free, and as long as you own that machine, it will be free. But if you buy another machine, it will not be free.

Also, at some point, Windows 10 will reach End of Life, and updates will stop. Then you can upgrade, or hang in the wind(ows).

Also, Microsoft has announced the next version of Windows, which won’t have a number; it’ll just be called “Windows.” And, although Microsoft hasn’t said much about it, everybody’s assuming it will, indeed, be a subscription model. Which makes sense from a shareholders’ point of view. And, of course, since Windows 10 updates over the air, you’ll have no install disks. And so, eventually, when you buy a new computer, you’ll get “Windows” with the subscription model whether you like it or not.

Can we put this to rest now?