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BMedcom  posted on Jan 25, 2015 9:49:06 PM - Report post

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Ok, I am a little confused. When they say that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for one year, and then after that time you will be charged a fee for upgrading. I was under the understanding that as long as you upgraded to Windows 10 within that one year limit, then it was yours to keep on that system from then on. On a local TV channel, one of their tech guys explained that it was free for one year, but after that you had to pay, as in, after the year is up, if you have already upgraded, you must pay to continue using it. Can anyone clarify on this?
 
Neo7  posted on Jan 25, 2015 10:17:15 PM - Report post

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If you have Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 then Microsoft will allow you to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. You have 1 year from general availability to claim it (not the same as RTM, this comes after RTM). If you don't claim that upgrade within a year then you must pay full retail price to get it.
 
kingkob  posted on Jan 25, 2015 11:37:32 PM - Report post

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More exciting things to come from the house of MS: Link

[Edited by kingkob, 1/25/2015 11:38:12 PM]

 
B4Marc  posted on Jan 26, 2015 4:12:35 AM - Report post

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More exciting things to come from the house of MS: Link

[Edited by kingkob, 1/25/2015 11:38:12 PM]


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KeeperUsiel  posted on Jan 26, 2015 7:39:19 AM - Report post

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quote:
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quote:
originally posted by kingkob

More exciting things to come from the house of MS: Link

[Edited by kingkob, 1/25/2015 11:38:12 PM]


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I'll be interested when they can show real world examples of the technology in action instead of pre-rendered snakeoil.

Windows 10, in and of itself, isn't bad. Performance wise, it's probably the best Windows yet. However, I genuinely wish they'd ditch the garish and poorly constructed UI. It's terrible. Out of the box, the UI shouldn't look like something that belongs on a product designed for small children. I know MS has invested considerable time, effort and energy in to creating Modern but, c'mon, even Ford gave up on the Edsel eventually.

Now's the time to give us something that looks like it's reaching in to the future, not something that looks like it was designed by a hipster douchebag on a Starbuck's bender.

 
Neo7  posted on Jan 26, 2015 8:17:38 AM - Report post

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I have used the modern version of Skype before so this is probably why but I found out the hard way that Windows 10 logs me in automatically into Skype (if upgrading and was already installed I believe)

I may have made someone upset: Link

 
BMedcom  posted on Jan 26, 2015 3:35:10 PM - Report post

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@Neo7:
Thanks for the clarification. That is what I assumed, but the local news explained it as though it was free for the first year, but after that you had to pay to *continue* using it past the one year mark. None the less, thanks for simplifying.
 
Neo7  posted on Jan 27, 2015 12:00:09 AM - Report post

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Encountered the first few regression issues.

1. OS ran out of memory and resulted in a BSOD

Description: It appears that the BSOD resulted in a driver crash when the memory situation grew too severe. I strongly believe that the new IE rendering engine (must be manually enabled) has a very serious memory leak that was the root cause.

Functional Details:
Module: Windows OS
Severity: 2-Serious (Justification: Normally system failures I rank as 1-Critical but this one requires you going well out of your way to trigger so I dropped the rating by 1 notch).


2. Computer Management is displaying severely aliased text making it hard to read.

Description: This is a defect not many will see I suspect but will be noticeable if you're on a high DPI screen. The functionality of snap-in consoles do not seem to be hindered.

Functional Details:
Module: Microsoft Management Console
Severity: 4-Minor (Justification: Functionality is not hindered)

Accessibility Details:
S508 Rule Violated: §1194.21(f) > Textual Information

[Edited by Neo7, 1/27/2015 9:41:21 PM]

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