As you all know, Microsoft has been ever so kind as to allow us to “use” their new Operating System free for one year.

They have now successfully turned a bug into a feature:

Watch the calendar. The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you’ll need to install a non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010. You’ll also need to install the programs and data that you want to use.

Most of you Windows users will appreciate that they have finally gotten the mystery reboots timed to a schedule now so you can set your clock to remind you to backup before the dreaded BSOD.

Make sure to get it while it’s hot and before it attains the same stigma as Vista: