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  1. Joined : Sep 2014
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       25 Mar 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Subscription Plan


    http://http://www.techrepublic.com/article/...tag=TREd8c0fa8



    In a recent article -- "How much would a Windows 10 subscription cost?" -- I took a look at the history of Windows pricing and speculated what a Windows 10 subscription might look like. At that time, I was working on the notion that when Windows 10 was released, we would be expected to pay the rental fee in order to get our hands on a copy of the new operating system. However, now we know that we're going to be able to get a copy of Windows 10 for free. More specifically, on a recent Blogging Windows post, titled "The next generation of Windows: Windows 10," Terry Myerson stated:

    "We announced that a free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch.*"
    He then went on to say:
    "This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device - at no cost."
    This would be a deal breaker for me. If it only involved Office 365 that is fine, but I will not rent an OS.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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       25 Mar 2015 #2

    Where does it say.. rent an os?? It says free for the first year for Win8.1, Win8.1 phone and Win7 users.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
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       25 Mar 2015 #3

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Where does it say.. rent an os?? It says free for the first year for Win8.1, Win8.1 phone and Win7 users.
    It doesn't but that is what a subscription based method would be called. I think it applies to Office 365 only.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
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       25 Mar 2015 #4

    Gary said: View Post
    It doesn't but that is what a subscription based method would be called. I think it applies to Office 365 only.
    That's been the case for some time I think. From my understanding WIn10 will not be a subscription product.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
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       25 Mar 2015 #5

    That is what I posted as it applies to Office 365 only so far. But other things come with it if you read the entire story. I do not use Office 365, I use Office 2010 64 Bit and it works on Windows 10, at least in the preview.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
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       25 Mar 2015 #6

    I think Microsoft would be making a BIG mistake if they make Windows 10 a subscription.

    For example: I'm still in high school, there's no way I could afford to pay a subscription to use Windows 10. I would have to stop using Windows 10 and go back to Windows 8.1 and from what I hear, Microsoft really wants everyone to upgrade to Windows 10. However, if it turns out to be a subscription, a lot of people will most likely stick with they're current OS.

    Making Windows 10 free is a great idea, and I believe that's the route Microsoft is going to take. Unlike Apple, people won't just buy anything Microsoft throws to them. So to make the OS free, I'm sure there will be many people choosing to update this summer.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
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       25 Mar 2015 #7

    Gary said: View Post
    That is what I posted as it applies to Office 365 only so far. But other things come with it if you read the entire story. I do not use Office 365, I use Office 2010 64 Bit and it works on Windows 10, at least in the preview.
    It clearly states that Win10 support will be free for the lifetime of the device. How can that be anyway near a subscription??
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
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       25 Mar 2015 #8

    There are many programs that have student discounts I believe even office 365 which would be provided by the school if required for a class,
    Albeit your home schooled Chuck I'm sure it's just some paper work away from your grasp ?
    Even Adobe photoshop/ cc6 has student discounts
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
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       25 Mar 2015 #9

    Gary said: View Post
    It doesn't but that is what a subscription based method would be called.
    So basically your thread is saying Microsoft might say something about something (or perhaps not)?
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
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       25 Mar 2015 #10

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    It clearly states that Win10 support will be free for the lifetime of the device. How can that be anyway near a subscription??
    As I stated it ONLY applies to Office 365
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