Less than three months left to get Windows 10 for free
If you haven't made the move to Windows 10 yet, time is running is out; Microsoft will stop offering free upgrades to its new operating system after July 29. If you miss the cut off, an update to Microsoft's latest will set you back AUD$179 for Windows 10 Home, or AUD$299 for Windows 10 Pro.
Computers running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10. To date, over 300 million devices have been updated to or shipped with Windows 10, including PCs, tablets, phones, and Xboxes.
Microsoft's free upgrade offer may finish up when the operating system turns one, but those who have upgraded will continue to see free updates for the foreseeable future. The first major release – the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – is slated for launch this winter.
While there's always a possibility that Microsoft could extend its free upgrade offer (after all, free has been good for the Windows 10's adoption rates), the company has yet to say anything that suggests it will, and has been actively urging eligible individuals to upgrade before the deadline.