For those who didn’t get it, the joke, let me tell it slowly and pause after each word.
Why did Windows move straight to 10 and skip 9?
Because 7-Ate-9. Hee Hee!
Okay, here’s another one.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked if he wanted to upgrade to Windows 10.
He replied, “I still love Vista, baby”.
And I bet all the Terminator 2 fans amongst you, read that last sentence in Arnold’s voice.
The big question
Yes, it does have a start button. A really good one. It takes all of what was good about the OSes before and adds some great functionality. It has all the real goodies you need and adds live tiles but in a controlled space.
Is it really free?
Yup. It really is. There’s no sleight of hand and no elaborate fine print here. If you have a legitimate copy of anything above and including Win7, you get Win 10 for free. Forever!
Further upgrades happen after a year, but in essence, Win10 for you, is free. If you have a pirated version then things get a little more complicated. There’s a rumour out that Microsoft isn’t going to really care too much and upgrade pretty much everyone.
This is the last windows release ever. what does that mean?
Not much, it’s just a melodramatic statement. Moving forward MS won’t have huge announcements and next-version world launches. They’ll just keep upgrading the software regularly and keep you current.
Rajiv Makhni is managing editor, Technology, NDTV, and the anchor of Gadget Guru, Cell Guru and Newsnet 3
From HT Brunch, August 9
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