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Windows 8 will be free (I think)

5 Oct

With Windows 8 Microsoft also introduces their Windows Metro App Marketplace also known as the “Windows Store”. According to SlashGear Microsoft intends to charge a 30 percent cut on the Windows 8 apps designed and sold through the store. Most apps will have a huge advantage of being sold through the store and most developers will probably prefer the store as their primary distribution channel. Based on the Apple App Store and the Windows Phone Marketplace the Windows Store will potentially holds thousands of apps, making huge earnings to Microsoft.

Imagine a world where Windows 8 (home edition) is free – paid by the earnings made on the app purchases in the Windows Store. I think it is very likely to happen.