Thursday, March 19, 2015

Windows 10 free upgrade, even for pirated, and Android!

Why Microsoft Is Giving Away Windows 10 To Pirates [Update] @ Forbes
"Windows 10 will be a free, automatic upgrade from Windows 7 and 8.
Windows chief Terry Myerson explained:
“We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10.”
And in case that isn’t clear, a Microsoft spokesperson clarified exactly what that meant to The Verge:
“Anyone with a qualified device can upgrade to Windows 10, including those with pirated copies of Windows.”"

"...licensing is becoming an increasingly less important part of 
(Microsoft) revenue model. It’s dropped from 23 percent of revenue to 16 percent, year over year, between Windows and Office licenses. The idea here is that with a legitimate copy of Windows in hand, even pirates may be more likely to shell out for Microsoft’s other products like Skype and Office 365."
Windows 10 ROM for Android: Xiaomi Mi 4 Windows 10 install coming | BGR
"Microsoft has found a way to install a Windows 10-based ROM on Android devices, complete with its own mobile software offerings, including Cortana, Office, OneDrive, Skype and more."

ideas: Habits vs Decisions

idea: don't use willpower to enforce decisions;
instead create habits, and avoid unnecessary decision making.
(Good) habits can save energy and improve success and happiness.

video: Habits Are Decisions You Only Need to Make Once, with Gretchen Rubin - YouTube

article: To Form Successful Habits, Know What Motivates You - HBR

The Four Motivation Types and How They Affect Your Habits

About the Book | Gretchen Rubin

book: Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives: Gretchen Rubin: 9780385348614: Books
"Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives."
podcast: Set Habits You’ll Actually Keep - HBR

video: Gretchen Rubin: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives on Vimeo

quiz: Did the Quiz Help You Decide If You’re Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, Rebel? Some Thoughts | Gretchen Rubin