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Clocker
07-10-2015, 11:18 AM
New info from MicroSoft indicates that "free" support and upgrades for "the life of the device" could be for as little as 2 years. MS says that the life of the device will depend on the customer type, not on the actual hardware. Computer World reports that the life of the device will be 2-4 years, and speculates that the 2 year span will be for the home user.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2945796/microsoft-windows/microsoft-to-provide-free-upgrades-to-windows-10-for-2-to-4-years.html

DeltaLover
07-10-2015, 11:48 AM
New info from MicroSoft indicates that "free" support and upgrades for "the life of the device" could be for as little as 2 years. MS says that the life of the device will depend on the customer type, not on the actual hardware. Computer World reports that the life of the device will be 2-4 years, and speculates that the 2 year span will be for the home user.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2945796/microsoft-windows/microsoft-to-provide-free-upgrades-to-windows-10-for-2-to-4-years.html

"Free" Windows 10 is nothing else than a ridiculous marking dodge that M$ is trying to use as a remedy to its over-matured operating system.

If I still was a M$ user, I would have make it a first class priority to immediately get rid of it, removing it from all of my devices and shifting either to LINUX or if I had the money to spend, to Mac..

'Free' Windows 10 Is A Nice But Stupid Microsoft Idea (http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/06/12/free-windows-10-is-a-noble-but-stupid-idea/)

Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/22/windows_10_good_bad_news/)

DJofSD
07-10-2015, 01:19 PM
Good luck with that.

I had a little adventure not too long ago dealing with 3 distros on 2 computers which failed miserably. Basically, I was trying to use Audacity in order to capture streaming audio. In short, the project never succeeded.

So far under Windows of 3 different flavors on 3 different systems, it's worked first time. The only problem I've run into is using a Sony Vaio. It has DRM facilities built in which defeated the access to or capturing of the buffers for the audio chip set.

But that's just the latest adventure with *NIX. It just constantly disappoints.

DeltaLover
07-10-2015, 01:50 PM
Good luck with that.

I had a little adventure not too long ago dealing with 3 distros on 2 computers which failed miserably. Basically, I was trying to use Audacity in order to capture streaming audio. In short, the project never succeeded.

So far under Windows of 3 different flavors on 3 different systems, it's worked first time. The only problem I've run into is using a Sony Vaio. It has DRM facilities built in which defeated the access to or capturing of the buffers for the audio chip set.

But that's just the latest adventure with *NIX. It just constantly disappoints.

I am surprised to hear that.. Personally, I have never had any problem that I was not able to resolve using any of my several LINUX based boxes... If I had to use M$, I would have feel really miserable and for me, having a requirement to use it in my work, is a clear deal break...

Flysofree
07-10-2015, 04:22 PM
So if I understand this correctly as a Windows 7 Professional edition user. If I take advantage of the "free offer" to upgrade to Windows 10, it will be supported for the life of my device which as a home user will be determined to be 2 years. If instead of doing that, I do not take advantage of the "free offer" to upgrade to Windows 10, I will have support from Microsoft until 2020 for updates.

I think this question may be resolved for me. Correct me if I'm misunderstanding what has been presented.

DJofSD
07-13-2015, 05:41 PM
http://betanews.com/2015/07/13/microsoft-suspends-availability-of-windows-10-builds/

If you don't have the preview yet, you're probably too late.

Flysofree
07-13-2015, 06:49 PM
http://betanews.com/2015/07/13/microsoft-suspends-availability-of-windows-10-builds/

If you don't have the preview yet, you're probably too late.

I read that article and don't understand a word of it...So will probably be getting a new computer sooner rather than later :confused: