We continue to make great development progress and shared today that Windows 10 will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. Windows has always been global with more than 1.5 billion users around the world and here in China hundreds of millions of PCs operate Windows today.
In addition, Windows 10 will be a free upgrade not just for paying Windows 7, 8, and Windows Phone 8 customers, but also for pirates. In other words, those with unlicensed copies of Windows 7 or 8 will get the free upgrade to Windows 10 as well.
I have no idea whether Windows 10 will actually be a good OS or not, but offering a free upgrade to the latest OS — even for pirates — will hopefully have a global impact on botnets that rely on security issues in outdated OSes. Botnets, as they stand, harm everyone, so whatever gets people to move to newer OSes with hopefully better security gets my vote.