We looked up the possible options that Microsoft has and it seems that the company could really make-do with offering Windows 10 for free
With just over a month to go till we get Windows 10 on PCs and Microsoft having confirmed the July 29 launch date for the new operating system, it continues to get its fair share of limelight, given the fact that most experts have tagged it as a “ground breaking” technology.
There have been a few announcements as of late regarding Windows 10, with the company first tagging the software as “free to download,” and shortly followed the announcement claiming that users who happen to have the Microsoft Insider Program should get their hands on the OS as soon as it launches. However, the question that remains unanswered is whether Microsoft should move on and make Windows 10 free for everyone. We looked up the possible options that Microsoft has and it seems that the company could really make-do with offering Windows 10 for free.
To begin proceedings, Microsoft claims to have its sights set on one billion downloads for Windows 10; would it be possible if the OS isn’t available to everyone for free? Microsoft may well have to go all-out to make it happen; that’s right, even for a company as big as Microsoft, and an OS as popular as Windows.
However, what works in the favor of the company is the fact that developers have shaped up Windows 10 in a way that it makes porting apps from Android, Java, and iOS, among others platforms, rather effortlessly. Having said that, we still don’t see how Microsoft can overtake Apple or Google within the market. Hence, the need to put it up for everyone for free.
Also, when you generally consider the PC industry, nothing but demise is on display. Only a part of this is accredited to other platforms having excelled and outshined Windows in the past few years, leaving the blame on no one but Microsoft.
It’s been nearly seven years since Windows 7 was launched, back in 2009, and it was followed by Windows 8 in 2012, with both having failed rather miserably for the company, given the high standards that had been set in the past years. While Windows 7 was tagged as a major failure by most experts around the world, big things were expected off its successor, although the case was no-different.
And many thanks to these recent failures, the new OS needs to be rolled out for free for everyone, to help the company’s cause of elevating the franchise’s name back to the position it once held. If you ask us, we would have wanted to have millions of applications, up and running on the new Windows 10, before rolling it out to users for free, of course.
Then we have the privacy concerns; a number of markets across the world, particularly the Asian sub-continent was been notorious over the past decade for piracy, and no one seems to have taken any action regarding this. Hence, Microsoft might as well roll out Windows 10 for free for everyone, just to help battle the piracy issues that have for long been cried about.
It seems as if the company hasn’t made up its mind either as to whether or not Windows 10 should be put up for everyone for free. All eyes are fixed on Microsoft as we hope to hear something delightful regarding this in the coming month.