Could there be a free, ad-supported Windows in Microsoft's future?


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Mary Jo Foley: Would Microsoft ever go so far as to offer a low-end SKU of Windows client that would be free, but ad-supported? Back in 2005, a Microsoft researcher authored a ThinkWeek paper detailing how and why Microsoft could make Windows an ad-supported product. But I never thought anything came of that paper... until now.

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