Wondering how much Windows 10 will set you back?

In most cases, nothing. Microsoft has announced that the new operating system will be a free upgrade for everyone using Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1.

Microsoft now sees Windows as a service rather than a product.

And if you’re still holding on to Windows 7, you can get a free upgrade to Windows 10 if you make the leap within the first year.

Yes, Microsoft is partly following in Apple’s footsteps (OS X upgrades have been free since Mavericks), but it’s hard to complain about getting a big update for free.