Windows 10 to launch ‘this summer’ with free upgrades even for pirated copies!


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    Microsoft has inched closer to announcing an official release date for Windows 10. The new operating system, which is currently in a public preview release, “will launch in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world this summer,” according to the company.

    Executive Vice President Terry Meyerson, who runs the Windows division, made the announcement at the WinHEC conference in Shenzhen, China, yesterday.

    In a separate interview, Meyerson told Reuters that the company plans to deliver free Windows 10 upgrades to all customers, even those running pirated versions of Windows. “We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10,” Meyerson told Reuters.

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-to-launch-this-summer-with-free-upgrades-for-pirated-copies/

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    JMRK
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    That’s just crazy that they’re honoring pirated versions. There’s got to be some upside for them, maybe they’re hoping for app sales or something.

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    ghostamongyou
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    The fact is, Microsoft is utterly helpless to do anything about the horde of pirated copies of Windows.  Making Windows 10 available to, well, everyone, is Microsoft’s attempt to get everyone ‘legitimate’ again.  It’s actually a smart move on their part, as is their plan to ultimately scrap IE.

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