WannaCry and Windows 10 S

I am wondering if the WannaCry scare will result in more upgrades to Windows 10?

Would MS consider extending free upgrades of even pirated versions to Windows 10 S? Might be a boost to adoption and address a cyber weakness as well – something of a win/win situation.

Conversation 3 comments

  • Polycrastinator

    15 May, 2017 - 8:52 am

    <p>I doubt it: the issue has been patched since March. Anyone in an unmanaged environment should have been protected. The issue was primarily unpatched enterprise systems and environments still using Server 2003/XP.</p>

  • Wizzwith

    15 May, 2017 - 4:33 pm

    <p>I think this could go either way.&nbsp; It could be the kick in the pants some people need to get off old Windows and onto the latest.&nbsp; Or it could lead to more irrational&nbsp;blaming Windows in general and then instead of moving to updated Windows, moving to some other platform. </p>

  • evox81

    Premium Member
    17 May, 2017 - 10:49 am

    <p>If people cared, they would have done so already. But they don't, so they didn't, and they won't.</p>


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