Microsoft announcedthat their operating system will launch this summer, and anyone currently running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 is liable for a free upgrade.
Even, it turns out, those with a pirated version. Speaking, a Microsoft spokesperson said that the company wants to make it easy for people to switch to a legitimate copy.
"We are excited to launch Windows 10 this summer. Anyone with a qualified device can upgrade to Window 10, including those with pirated copies of Windows," said the spokesperson. "We believe customers over time will realise the value of properly licensing Windows and we will make it easy for them to move to legitimate copies."
That's a strangely altruistic move on Microsoft's part – I'd be interested to see the figures on how many pirate copy owners bought a license a year or two down the line. Windows 10 drops this summer, in 190 countries and 111 languages.