I guess someone forgot to mention that to the devs of all the free (gratis) GNU/Linux distros out there.
PS: I don’t know if MS will charge anything for Windows 9, but they are desparate to restore faith in the Windows product line. Perhaps their new CEO actually DOES have new ideas. Of course, Windows will never be free-as-in-freedom, so it will still contain malware-like features.[/QUOTE]
Or better yet it will be a O/S cloud based where if you don’t have internet and give them admin privileges you can factor yourself out of the loop.