Windows 10 has been free but that will end soon. Justin Pot:
On July 29, Microsoft plans to shut down the free upgrade option for its latest operating system — and will force users to pay. Some people don’t want Windows 10, and will be happy to see the end of those nagging upgrade prompts. But if you want the new OS, but keep putting it off, now is the time to act. If you wait until August, it will cost you a pretty penny.
Why keep using Windows 10?
Windows 10 runs and boots faster than Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, offers better security, and adds all sorts of features to the mix, including Cortana, a new default browser, and new windows management features. If you’re a Windows 8 user, you’ll be happy to see the return of the Start menu, and if you’re a Windows 7 user, you’ll finally have access to the Windows Store and the universal app platform. It works well on tablets and touchscreens without compromising the desktop experience.
Best Windows ever?
How much will Windows 10 cost after July 29?
- Windows 10 Home currently costs $120 from the Microsoft Store.
- Windows 10 Pro currently costs $200 from the Microsoft Store.
- Upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro currently costs $100.
macOS Sierra is free. iOS is free. Chrome OS is free for manufacturers. Android OS is free for manufacturers. Nearly every version of Linux is free to download.
Microsoft stands alone.