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Windows Reportedly Available For Free For Sub $250 Devices

One good thing follows another, or something like that? Redmond is already offering free Windows licenses to OEMs that build devices with displays smaller than 9 inches. But according to a new report, the company might expand

Windows License Cost To Drop To $42 Per PC By 2020, Says Analyst

Microsoft have taken an aggressive route as far as the Windows operating system is concerned. Moves like making Windows free and affordable for hardware manufacturers are recent examples. At the same time, the company is working to

Rumor Says Microsoft Might Cut Windows Phone Licensing Fees By 70%

So a couple of really interesting bits of speculation have floated up recently. One is that Microsoft is looking to drastically reduce the cost of OEMs to license Windows 8.1. For lower end devices, that is. But

Analysts Again Urge Microsoft To Cut Windows Price

One downside about having a nearly universal dominance on the PC operating system market is that you are going to get a part of the blame when things are less than ideal. And things have been less

Dell Might Renegotiate Its Windows Licensing Deal After Going Private

Microsoft is ready to spend $2 billion to support the Dell buyout and help the PC manufacturer go private, but it appears that the hardware maker may benefit even more from Redmond’s involvement. As ArsTechnica notes, the

Microsoft claim 100 million Windows 8 licenses sold

Microsoft officials have indicated that Windows 8 has surpassed the 100 million licenses sold milestone. If true, this number would put it on par with similar numbers for Windows 7. “If there had been more touch devices

Foxconn Is Now Microsoft’s Largest Android And Chrome OS Licensee

Foxconn, the world’s largest technology manufacturer has now officially become Microsoft’s number one Android and Chrome OS patent license, after penning a new deal with Redmond. Microsoft owns a large number of crucial patents used in both

Microsoft produce Visual Studio 2012 and MSDN Licensing White Paper

Microsoft have just released a new whitepaper that provides an overview of the Visual Studio 2012 product line, including MSDN subscriptions, and the licensing requirements for those products in common deployment scenarios.. The description: This white paper provides

Microsoft Reaches Android-Related Licensing Agreement With LG

While Windows Phone has had struggles growing up to the level that Microsoft hoped it would, it seems Microsoft has still found success in the mobile market. How? Well, I’ve actually talked about it before but with

New Windows 8 rumour – Security updates and licensing from the cloud

Ok folks, yet another wild rumour about Windows 8. I got a note from a source called Tim and the new rumour about Windows 8 is as follows If everything goes as expected, Windows 8 will synchronize