Microsoft rumored to be working on free, cloud-based Windows

Would a free, cloud-based version of Windows interest you? This could be the future of Microsoft's desktop OS.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Apr 23 2014 11:26 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

According to a Russian leaker, the next version of Windows will be a free, cloud-based OS known as Windows Cloud. Windows Cloud would require an Internet connection for full functionality of the OS, but to receive functions past the basic ones provided for free, a subscription would be required.

Microsoft rumored to be working on free, cloud-based Windows | TweakTown.com

The person behind the leak, Wzor, has been right on previous rumors, such as an early version of the Windows 8.1 update. According to PC World, part of Windows Cloud would be stored locally on your computer, possibly sitting in your PC's BIOS, with the rest of it downloaded from the Internet. When not connected to the Internet, it would offer the user just basic functionality.

This would work similar to how Windows 7 Starter gave users basic functionality, with the option to upgrade to other versions of Windows.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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