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  1. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 20
    win 7
       12 May 2015 #1

    Subscription Basis Only?


    I just read that Win 10 is to be available on a subscription (online downloadable) basis only. If that is true, how does a computer homebuilder (who normally buys a builder's OS DVD to insert upon first boot from the BIOS) install Win 10 since the homebuilt computer will not yet have an OS on it capable of launching a browser to go online and download anything?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,544
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       12 May 2015 #2

    That's rumor and speculation
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  3. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,513
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 May 2015 #3

    Welcome to the forums Poolmon! Don't believe everything you hear. As far as I know MS has never said Windows 10 is going to be subscription based.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,253
    Windows 10 IoT
       12 May 2015 #4

    Link?
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  5. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 20
    win 7
       12 May 2015 #5

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Link?
    Here is one of the articles. See page 2 of it. There was another article that I'm trying to relocate.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyle...on-of-windows/
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       12 May 2015 #6

    It is not only speculation it is also just plain wrong and contrary to what Microsoft has said numerous times. The only thing that will be by a subscription is Office 365 which is already that. If MS were to change their stand on this, the lawsuits would delay it's release for years.
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  7. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 May 2015 #7

    poolmon said: View Post
    Here is one of the articles. See page 2 of it. There was another article that I'm trying to relocate.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyle...on-of-windows/
    That's essentially a "blog" post.. note that the guys title is "contributor". If you read, it's poorly written with terrible grammar and spelling errors. Not something you would expect from an official "forbes" news article.

    The guy is confused about "subscription" and "upgrade".
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,253
    Windows 10 IoT
       13 May 2015 #8

    poolmon said: View Post
    Here is one of the articles. See page 2 of it. There was another article that I'm trying to relocate.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyle...on-of-windows/
    OK, thanks.

    To the "The guy is confused about "subscription" and "upgrade". comment already posted.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2014
    Posts : 67
    Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
       13 May 2015 #9

    MS apparently filed for a trademark on the phrase "Windows 365" in January.

    Hmmm.............................what might that mean?
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 May 2015 #10

    ignatzatsonic said: View Post
    MS apparently filed for a trademark on the phrase "Windows 365" in January.

    Hmmm.............................what might that mean?
    It might just mean they want to prevent others from taking it, and trying to use it.
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