FREE Win 10 Set To Be Axed, Get Ready To Pay

Written by David Richards     06/05/2016 | 11:00 | Category: OS & OFFICE

The Microsoft witching hour is approaching, with the big US software Company set to switch off their FREE Windows 10 Offer on July 28th, but what comes next could be a monthly subscription fee or limited services for those who don't cough up.

FREE Win 10 Set To Be Axed, Get Ready To Pay
The reality is that if you haven't yet upgraded to Windows 10 - whether willingly or unwillingly - you might want to make the leap soon or you may want to give the Microsoft offering a miss and go to Chrome OS which millions of consumers and businesses are now using.  

Microsoft last night reminded consumers its free upgrade offer will end in 12 weeks, on July 28.

Anyone who wants to upgrade to Windows 10 Home on July 29 will have to purchase a full version for $119.

Microsoft said the new operating system is currently installed on more than 300 million devices.

Some other Windows 10 launch facts that Microsoft is spruiking:

*Cortana, Windows 10's "digital assistant," has helped answer more than 6 billion questions. In a promo video extolling the virtues of the new OS, Microsoft executive demo lead Bryan Roper said a planned summertime "anniversary update" will further enhance Cortana's functionality, including translations, email-based reminders and the ability to ask questions when the computer is locked.

The only problem is that one has to use Bing and Microsoft Edge to get an answer out of Cortana.  

*More than 9 billion hours of game play has been had on Win10.

*The number of minutes spent using the Windows Edge browser has seen 50 percent growth since last quarter.