Windows 10 will be Almost Free for anybody who wants it.
Anybody who now has a recent versions of Windows will be able to get a free version of the upcoming Windows 10 very soon.
What is very remarkable is an announcement that Microsoft will not refuse customers who were tricked into buying pirate software. Before this announcement some thought that Microsoft would disable any pirated versions of its Windows 7 or 8 systems. The announcement about a a week ago says that will not happen now. Here is a quote.
“We have always been committed to ensuring that customers have the best Windows experience possible. With Windows 10, although non-Genuine PCs may be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the genuine state of the license. Non-Genuine Windows is not published by Microsoft. It is not properly licensed, or supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner. If a device was considered non-genuine or mis-licensed prior to the upgrade, that device will continue to be considered non-genuine or mis-licensed after the upgrade.”