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Old 02-02-2015, 07:12 PM
 
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The free one is not a production version ... yet
How long will it stay free ?
Or ... , do they have something up their sleeves,
where we can consider Win 10 to be nothing more than an update to 7 or 8 ?
Why did they skip *9* ?

I have been too long in this crazy world to believe that there are free things ...
You have one year to upgrade if you already own 7 or 8. It's not free for everyone, or for older OS's.
MS has made it clear that it's a permanent license, with no strings attached.

They did something similar with Win8, allowing very inexpensive upgrades from 7 in the first few months after 8 came out.

10 is actually a full version change (where 7, and 8 were minor version upgrades from XP).

Marketing.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:55 PM
 
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10 is actually a full version change (where 7, and 8 were minor version upgrades from XP).
This is not correct. 7 and 8 are major version updates from XP. They are minor version updates from Vista.
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:52 PM
 
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This is not correct. 7 and 8 are major version updates from XP. They are minor version updates from Vista.
Yea, I meant Vista, typed XP.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:18 AM
 
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Or ... , do they have something up their sleeves,
They may be trying to kill off 7 so they don;t end up with situtuion like they had with XP where people were using it forever.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:13 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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vista was not better than XP.


And XP wasn't better than Windows 2000 Professional.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:05 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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You have one year to upgrade if you already own 7 or 8. It's not free for everyone, or for older OS's.
MS has made it clear that it's a permanent license, with no strings attached.

Marketing.
OK, got it, in other words, calculated business decision with a small risk.

Assume 10,000 version sold of 7 or 8.
How many would within a year actually do the *free* upgrade.

Still would like to know, when does the 365 days start ?
The version you can download now is not really a production version, but more or less a beta version ?

Again, only a few will eventually end up with a free, permanent license.

I have downloaded the *free* version, but not installed on any of our units.
I will just have to keep an eye on it and keep downloading as much as I can
each time I *hear* or *read* about Win 10 updates (!) not upgrades (!).

Anybody here have actually installed and tried it Win 10 ?
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:40 PM
 
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OK, got it, in other words, calculated business decision with a small risk.

Assume 10,000 version sold of 7 or 8.
How many would within a year actually do the *free* upgrade.

Still would like to know, when does the 365 days start ?
The version you can download now is not really a production version, but more or less a beta version ?

Again, only a few will eventually end up with a free, permanent license.

I have downloaded the *free* version, but not installed on any of our units.
I will just have to keep an eye on it and keep downloading as much as I can
each time I *hear* or *read* about Win 10 updates (!) not upgrades (!).

Anybody here have actually installed and tried it Win 10 ?
They haven't released the free retail version yet.
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:57 AM
 
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OK, guys. I signed up for Windows Insider program and I have installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on my virtual machine, so I'll give you some quick facts. Start Menu is officially back in the game. The Start Screen from Win 8 is not placed inside the start menu. Now you can place not two, but four windows on your screen and view them simultaneously. Win 10 has a multi-desktop and multi-task features. Basically, that's it. You can barely notice the changes. Win 10 is not what I call major update. Actually, it's more like Win 7 and 8 mixed together. MS might say win 10 is something completely different, but it's not. Just open your eyes and you will see it.
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