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Here’s why Microsoft wants everyone to get Windows 10 by July — and what happens if they don’t #tech https://t.co/OrihuMLvr6

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during his keynote address at the company’s “build” conference in San Francisco, California April 2, 2014 Microsoft is giving away Windows to any existing customers for free until July 26, 2016. This is a dramatic shift from how previous versions of Windows have worked. Beyond this, it has also had a big effect on how Microsoft’s finances work. Giving away the operating system for free seems like it makes no sense. Traditionally, Microsoft has made money by selling Windows (or, as an extension, Office) to consumers and businesses. Now, it just sells Windows to businesses and gives it away to consumers. The reasoning behind this is simple, and has been articulated by Microsoft many times: Windows on one billion devices . Getting Windows 10 onto one billion devices — roughly the same number as Apple has on iOS — is ...

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