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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       28 Apr 2014 #21

    I think, now is the time to choose a replacement Linux distro and start donating. I want a host OS physically installed on my PC. Cloud based OS is a double rip-off. Bandwidth + Feature Unlocks. I'm sure MS will only giveaway a platform where you have to individually buy and install each feature to make make a full working PC. Our computers will become e-flyers with all those popping ads if we don't give MS money to get rid of them (the ads).
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  2.    29 Apr 2014 #22

    And all on a subscription basis, pay out the ying-yang every year.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       29 Apr 2014 #23

    Why is there people out there who thank that Microsoft is going to a web based system. Have they themselves put out this information, or is it just another one of those dumbaxx rumors that people get hooked on because some so called great website, or a high place windows expert who is saying so. . .
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  4. Joined : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 15,364
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       29 Apr 2014 #24

    If you think about, I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft lowers the prices on their new OS. Simply because OS X Mavericks is free, Linux is free, and then there's the $200 Windows 9! Yes, I would still buy Windows, but what about those on a tighter budget? And, from what I hear, a lot of applications on Linux are free! Anyway, I don't think Microsoft is quite ready to give out a free OS, it took Mac awhile and I think it's going to take Microsoft awhile. Give it time, I'm sure it will come.
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,202
    Windows 10 IoT
       29 Apr 2014 #25

    If they are going to stick to this rapid release cycle, they will have to lower the price if they want it to sell. OEM's will push it on their new PC's but the average Joe isn't going to go out and speed ~$200 every year and a bit just to stay current. That or give you a big discount it your already running the previously released version.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       29 Apr 2014 #26

    but the average Joe isn't going to go out and speed ~$200 every year and a bit just to stay current.
    You can count me as one of them, who wouldn't spend that kind of money. Distros like Linux Mint will do the job quite nicely and if I need to use a Windows based program for some reason, I would run either 7 or 8 in a VM.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       29 Apr 2014 #27

    Lee, post: 26289, member: 135 said:
    Why is there people out there who thank that Microsoft is going to a web based system. Have they themselves put out this information, or is it just another one of those dumbaxx rumors that people get hooked on because some so called great website, or a high place windows expert who is saying so. . .
    The OP's title included the word "Rumor". And since Win 9 is still in the air, this forum is mostly about rumors.
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  8.    29 Apr 2014 #28

    Windows 9 Freeware ROFLMAO .............Oh your killing me I can't take it any longer. MS is always about the money and charging 3.5 times more than its worth. Point in case, Apple OS $39.95
    A Guy, post: 25466, member: 22 said:
    Free OS, but all the tools you pay for? I still like to purchase something, put it on my machine, own it, and decide what it does. A Guy
    LMAO, stop it already ...... LOL Own it? Do what you want with it? Please, MS leases the OS to YOU the USER and THEY (Microsoft) owns it and tells you what you can do with it. If you know what I mean.
    Boozad, post: 25878, member: 42 said:
    I don't know if it's just me but I'm a bit concerned with the way Microsoft is heading with their OS, I can sort of understand how they went with 8 and trying to capture the mobile audience (although it was terribly executed with how it affected desktop users) but an OS that is 100% cloud based? That sounds bloody awful to me.
    Sounds a lot like what they already have done with Office 365 and other products. Why not an OS. Sure sounds stupid to us users but it will make MS millions of dollars. So, sure, why not shove that down the consumer's pie whole.
    Boozad, post: 25878, member: 42 said:
    If that is the way we're forced to go then maybe I will have to look at alternative operating systems once support for 7 is dropped.
    Yeh, you won't have to look far, Its called Linux, and I can't imagine they will ever go CLOUD.
    Britton30, post: 25894, member: 46 said:
    It's not just you. Win 8x is still not being very well accepted although MS tried to make it usable. MS need to get back to what it used to do very well, build a good, stable, and reliable user-friendly OS and stop trying to be Apple or Google.
    LOL, Very funny, I like your sarcasm and play on the fact that the only time MS has come close to "a good stable and reliable 'client' ..... OS" is with XP and 7 after decade of trial and error. Did I miss one? Oh I guess its generally accepted that 98 became fairly stable and reliable after SE. Is 8 considered stable? I think its been having growing pains from all the chatter in forums.
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  9.    30 Apr 2014 #29

    Richman1, post: 26422, member: 333 said:

    LOL, Very funny, I like your sarcasm and play on the fact that the only time MS has come close to "a good stable and reliable ..... OS" is with XP and 7 after decade of trial and error.
    No sarcasm intended. Sorry you missed the point entirely.
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  10.    01 May 2014 #30

    Lee, post: 26289, member: 135 said:
    Why is there people out there who thank that Microsoft is going to a web based system. Have they themselves put out this information, or is it just another one of those dumbaxx rumors that people get hooked on because some so called great website, or a high place windows expert who is saying so. . .
    Lee, are you seriously asking this question in light of the fact that MS has been heavily testing Cloud for some ten years now and developing and deploying cloud based services. Their free website where you could sync MS Office docs and keep them all on their server, first starting as MSN then Then changing the name to something else and then Live where everything is an app online and your data in on THEIR server and not your PC not to mention Office 365. Adobe which is now under the big Google umbrella is now all cloud based with CS6 and going forward all of their products are going to be subscription based all in the cloud where THEY, the company that developed it and sold it to you can control IT, what you bought and paid good money for. They are all doing it and more and more companies will start doing it as it means billions in revenue and billions out of our pockets. I can see a time when we are all subscription and cloud service fee'd to death just as the Hotel/Motel industry started charging for every extra anything you needed, an extra towel, bar of soap, local phone call and thee banking industry that finds new ways to fee account holders for an extra 500 billion in revenue per year along with every other industry that started doing this sort f thing inn the name of revenue and profit. They make millions doing it as we the consumer gets poorer and poorer until the USA becomes a third world country with rampant poverty
    Britton30, post: 26521, member: 46 said:
    No sarcasm intended. Sorry you missed the point entirely.
    No maybe you didn't get the point. It was meant as a joke as I new you were serious and was sarcastically implying sarcasm. I was in essence saying ..... 'You gotta be kidding me.'
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