Listen to this Windows Weekly podcast:
You hear tons about Windows 10 being a free upgrade for one year for consumers. There’s one theme throughout the presentation…Windows as a Service. Let us review something. When something is “as a service” these days what does that mean? Cloud. What is the cloud usually mean? An annual or monthly subscription. I could be wrong but i HIGHLY doubt Microsoft is going to give away 33% of their revenue without a plan to get it back. When Windows 10 first started being talked about Windows as a subscription model was floated….quietly. The pushback was quick and it quietly disappears. WAAS “Windows as a service” i think after a year you will start getting “reminders” to subscribe for the latest versions without having to reainstall. Listen very very closely.
In a way it is a stroke of genius. How do drug dealers do things? They give you free taste..get you hooked then drain you dry. I am not saying I know this for sure but the pieces line up this way. Unless Microsoft says otherwise that’s the stance I am taking and advising folks to not buy Win10 for TWO years and see what the softies are up to. Paul Thurott and Mary Jo are trying to say this isn’t a subscription model. Until Microsoft itself says otherwise I cannot believe them.