Windows 10: W9 Cloud Based or Subscription only ?

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  1.    01 Apr 2014 #11

    Britton30, post: 21743, member: 46 said:
    I fully agree and I hope they will find a good path for users. Win ME, 2000, Vista, Win 8.......even the first iteration of the beloved XP was full of faults. There is no way to tell the future, but history is a good teacher, Beta Max, 8-track, Edsel, et.al. weren't listening to real people, just engineers and designers.
    Hi there
    It's quite funny really about XP -- I remember when it started it was called Windows expensive (XP in expensive !!) and the activation system was really complained about.

    Now just about every man and his dog is posting about how to keep XP running and using VM's etc. People have got used to it and in spite of serious flaws about security etc it was on the whole really user friendly. and probably will remain as the most popular user OS of all time.

    I'm just updating my last copy -- Office 2010 and the last 174 updates !!! finally before Ms shuts down the update service. I'm running it very happily as a VM on Linux mate (same with 8.1 and W7). Haven't updated XP for nearly a year now but I'm giving it one final go before the service is shut down --I have some expensive hardware for cutting Vinyl discs that only runs on XP - even in a VM - new hardware is out of the question - if I could even FIND IT. !!

    If W9 is anything even as half as popular as XP Ms will be on to a winner. W8.1 is passable if you switch to desktop and don't bother with a lot of the cruddy apps in "the Store".

    Ms is a corporation that actually does want to make money so they will change the OS eventually to suit its users - but I do hope the subscription model isn't going to be too widely used (aka Office 365).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    01 Apr 2014 #12

    Everybody is critical of Microsoft for failing to serve it's individual consumers, but from what I've read it doesn't need them to be profitable. There are two divisions serving enterprise customers, Microsoft Business Division and Server & Tools. Microsoft Business Division makes the Microsoft Office productivity suite, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Server & Tools makes the software used to run large computer networks for big companies. Together, these two businesses account for almost 58% of fiscal 2013 sales and 73% of operating income.
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  3.    01 Apr 2014 #13

    They are making a lot of potential users for Linux or <gasp> iStuff. I don't think they can afford to throw away 42% of "useless" sales, or 27% of operating income.
    @Jimbo, I initially resisted XP, even having 98SE installed on a new XP machine I bought. After SP2 and SP3 it came into maturity.
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  4.    02 Apr 2014 #14

    Britton30, post: 22018, member: 46 said:
    They are making a lot of potential users for Linux or <gasp> iStuff. I don't think they can afford to throw away 42% of "useless" sales, or 27% of operating income.
    That maybe true to a certain extant, but when I read comments on this Forum on how Microsoft's demise is imminent, because they are implementing radical changes that nobody wants, well, it just makes me roll my eyes. From what I've gleaned from your posts on the subject, you don't like Windows 8, nor will you ever. That is certainly your privilege, but it doesn't mean Microsoft is necessarily going to change course in it's future plans. Time will tell as more info comes out about Windows 9.
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  5.    02 Apr 2014 #15

    My disdain for Win 8 is not only with me. It has had less market penetration than Vista at the same point after release. I didn't say MS's demise is imminent, but I think their path shows little regard for user's wants, even if we don't know what we want.
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  6.    02 Apr 2014 #16

    Personally I think a cross platform type Windows OS is here to stay and those who favor a more traditional desktop setting, like W7, will have to stay with it until support ends. For me it isn't a big deal, as the addition of Classic Shell to W8 is very easy to do and it works well.
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  7.    02 Apr 2014 #17

    That's a big thing Jay, with 4-5 lines of code MS could have made it an install option for a traditional desktop which Apple and, I think, all Linux distros have seen fit to keep. I see know logic in having an OS for a PC that works on a phone.

    I have tried Win 8 BTW, so I know the OS a bit.

    I'd be fishing too, but winter is refusing to lave the area.
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  8.    02 Apr 2014 #18

    That's a big thing Jay, with 4-5 lines of code MS could have made it an install option for a traditional desktop which Apple and, I think, all Linux distros have seen fit to keep. I see know logic in having an OS for a PC that works on a phone.
    I don't totally disagree with you. I'm just stating my opinion of how I see Microsoft proceeding, whether we all like it, or not. Time will tell on whether they are "shooting themselves in the foot", or not. Until then, I will just adapt to the present circumstances.


    I'd be fishing too, but winter is refusing to lave the area.
    Tell me about it! We have had the coldest winter here since 1996. At this rate the ice will still be on the lakes when fishing season opens the 2nd week in May. That happened last year as well.
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  9.    02 Apr 2014 #19

    As has been said, the worst day fishing is way better than the best day at work.
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  10.    02 Apr 2014 #20

    Britton30, post: 22142, member: 46 said:
    As has been said, the worst day fishing is way better than the best day at work.
    This is true!!!
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