Microsoft is contemplating offering a cost free version of its Windows operating system. Revenues will be generated by advertising. See the patent number 20060168664 entitled "Profitable free computing resources leveraging the advertising model"
Okay... Microsoft is looking to give away computers and software if you are willing to watch ads?
If Microsoft decides to act on this patent, then you can bet that they are insincere about their antispam and antispyware efforts
. More likely they have done this to present a barrier to competitors. Still, there is the draw of massive dollars from advertising revenue. Expect the spam policy on MSN
to change. Microsoft will become a huge spam and spyware distribution portal.
Or you could just get an OS for free
and join your local Freecycle
and wait for a free computer to show up.