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Why is Windows 10 (Essentially) Free?

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#1 Coconut Man

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 04:20 PM

I'm just wondering why Microsoft would let you download and install Windows 10 for free. I bootcamped my MacBook so I could run a certain emulator that let you play Smash Bros online and I just downloaded the Windows installer from Microsoft's website and now I run Windows just fine, the only thing that happens is in the bottom right corner after having the system on for an hour or more it says "Please Enable Windows 10" or whatever as a watermark covering everything.

oh yeah and if this turns out to be illegal this post is entirely a joke and I never did anything  ;)


#2 SpleenBeGone


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 07:02 PM

They collect your data. Pretty much the same reason Google and Facebook are free. 


#3 The Robstar

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:22 AM

Because they'll soon be releasing Windows The Matrix.


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#4 marshdunning



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:04 AM

They collect your data. Pretty much the same reason Google and Facebook are free. 


Totally agree

#5 mobitech



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 06:15 AM

Well in the age of machine learning and artificial intelligence the real battle is database as one who own and control the database is the winner. Apparently Windows 10 is Free?