Could There Be A Free, Ad-Supported Windows In Microsoft's Future?
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Just because it is free why should it be burdened with annoying ads? There are other free operating systems which do not bug the user with ads to pay their way especially if a commercial version of the Microsoft product were available for the user to upgrade to:
But what about Windows? Would Microsoft ever go so far as to offer a low-end SKU of Windows client that would be free, but ad-supported?
...Maybe it will be more like Office Starter, in that it will be a stripped-down subset of Windows, preloaded on new PCs, that includes the ability to move up to a paid, more fully-featured version (using the current Anytime Upgrade model).