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The SQUEEEZE begins !

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The SQUEEEZE begins !

Yesterday, I had an email from Microsoft, stating that my "cloud storage" allowance was being reduced from 15GB to 5GB... 
I don`t use "the cloud" so it doesn`t matter to me... all my stuff is stored on local HDD`s and memory sticks.... but it does look, to me, like "the thin end of the Microsoft Wedge, charging for "extras" associated with the Windows 10 "free" launch..... 
Win 7 Professional, will last longer than me ! ! ... ( probably.................. Huh.)
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Re: The SQUEEEZE begins !

It's the usual corporate Bait and Switch. Microsoft is not seeing the same growth in its PC software sales, so they'll make up the difference from trapped customers. Hopefully this will maintain the dividend on Microsoft shares.
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Re: The SQUEEEZE begins !

No surprise really, offer a free OS (or force people onto it in this case), with loads of shiny trinkets, then once the grace period is over, it's a case of "Yeah, if you want to keep using that, hand over the cash buddy", wouldn't surprise me if they tried charging a subscription just to start your computer up into winderps10... Grin
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Re: The SQUEEEZE begins !

The OS will always be Free , But as have been said previously they intend to charge for Apps and software added to win10 , Just like the mobiles do now
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Re: The SQUEEEZE begins !

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The OS will always be Free ,

So, if I buy a laptop with NO o.s. on it... how do I get it Free Huh  ( not that I would... just testing your statement ).... 
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Re: The SQUEEEZE begins !

That would be the advertising definition of free.