Just to make my view more clearer. I would be against paying a subscription just to keep using Windows 10. If MS wanted to charge a reasonable yearly fee to get upgrades for Windows 10 I wouldn't have a problem with that. I also don't want to pay for updates. When I wanted to go from XP to Vista I paid. When I wanted to go from Vista to Windows 7 I paid. When I wanted to go from Windows 7 to Windows 8 I paid. Except for the name Of Windows 10 not being changed, How is this going to be any different? I like the way MS is giving us upgrades for free and I hope it last. I just don't see upgrades remaining free unless MS finds another way to profit with Windows 10. I also hope they don't start using ads in Windows 10 to generate money.
Because they've advertised it as free ? Free windows upgrade...well, for a while.
Like I said, it wouldn't bother me, I'd be elsewhere, but it would be a massive pisstake. Can't see them doing it myself, it'd be a massive own goal.
As the article says, it not going to happen.
We shouldn't have anything to worry about.
I know Ed Bott is highly regarded but the way I read it it's just his opinion. MS knows what they're going to do and their not going to tell anyone until their ready to do it. Upgrades are free for now but It wouldn't be the first time MS changed their mind.
Careful mind people, I had the audacity to say one of Bunny Js posts was ' massively ignorant' because, well, it was. That's about as offensive as I got, so not very. I had a warning. Absolutely ridiculous. No bad language, just saying someone's ignorant opinion was ignorant.
Don't know if that poor rabbit complained, or whether Microsoft forums just don't abide free speech.
PM me brink if you can explain exactly how I was offensive.
Just for your information, $100 a month would give you the following amount of Office 365 licenses, selecting a monthly payment plan. Notice that selecting a yearly plan you only pay 10 months and get 2 months free:
- 10 Office 365 Home subscriptions at $9.99 per one subscription, totaling 50 (no typo: Fifty!) Office 365 licenses (one subscription = 5 licenses to be shared with your family or friends)
- Each license with:
- Full Office 2016 suite of desktop applications for one PC and one tablet
- 1 TB of OneDrive storage
- 60 minutes of free monthly phone calls from Skype to landline numbers all over the world and mobile numbers in selected countries
- Buy Office 365 Home
-- OR --
- 8 Office 365 Business Premium subscriptions at $12.50 per one subscription, totaling 8 Office 365 licenses
- Each license with:
- Full Office 2016 suite of desktop applications for five PCs and five tablets (one Business subscription entitles you to install Office on five computers and five tablets)
- 1 TB of OneDrive for Business storage
- MS Exchange email services
- Use of your own domain (emails and website)
- Live online co-authoring Office documents (through Skype for Business)
- And so on...
- Office 365 for Business
Let's stay real here. I understand that when the figures do not support your opinion, you have to exaggerate them to make your point but in doing so there's a risk you will get caught.
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