Microsoft: Windows 10 will not be sold as a subscription

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  1. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #20

    groze said:
    alphanumeric said:
    dougout said:
    This announcement of the free upgrades leaves me wondering, why do it?

    If their goal is to get as many people as possible to leave Windows 7 and 8.1, this only makes some sense because as long as their are people with Windows 7 or 8.1 licenses MS will still have to make updates for them and software developers will need (to some extent) to make software to work with the legacy OS's. If it were possible to exchange all 7 and 8.1 for 10, then that would be a game changer.

    So MS is sacrificing perhaps billions of dollars by giving us this upgrade and other than good will, what are they getting?

    Since corporations exist to make money this leaves me perplexed.
    It's a limited time offer. After that one year goes buy you pay to get Windows 10. For one thing it's good PR wise. Also if you can get Windows 7 users hooked on Windows 10, maybe they'll buy into Windows 11 or 12 etc.
    alphanumeric,
    I did see some of the broadcast. One of the people in the broadcast mention no version numbers for anything after windows 10? How is that going to work? Does that mean windows 10 forever?
    Ask me that again tomorrow. I'm just now watching it again as I had major issues with skipping, stopping, buffering, the first time around and missed a great deal of it. I can't answer that at this time. I will try to answer it at a latter date though.
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  2. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #21

    Ah crap, even watching it Webcast On Demand its freezing? WTF? I give up! @groze, sorry I don't know the answer to that question. I'm at this point.
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  3. Posts : 125
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       #22

    ignatzatsonic said:
    Layback Bear said:
    1. I don't want a upgrade because I don't want to loose a W-7 COA key.
    2. I never did like a upgrade. I want a fresh complete install.
    3. If I have to pay for it so be it.
    4. I always prefer a DVD from Microsoft with a new COA that I can keep forever.
    5. That would allow me to do a dual boot with W-7 and W-10 each on their own ssd. I have the hardware so I not going to give up W-7 just to get W-10 free. I don't want to burn the bridge behind me until I get a good look at the road ahead.
    I'd agree with all of that and would add:

    6: I want what is generally called a "retail" disc (or maybe ISO) that can be reinstalled repeatedly on different hardware in the future, with the understanding that it's one PC at a time. "Retail" as we've always used the term to distinguish from "OEM".
    When Windows 8 came out, the upgrade was not expensive, maybe about $40 to download the ISO and get a key. There were various requirements regarding earlier versions. These were legal rather than technical and you could do a clean install if you wanted to.

    Lets hope W10 will be similar.
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  4. Posts : 1,557
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       #23

    alphanumeric said:
    Ah crap, even watching it Webcast On Demand its freezing? I give up! @groze, sorry I don't know the answer to that question. I'm at this point.
    Try Firefox


    I really don't get what he meant by windows as one of the largest internet services on the planet and just like other internet services what version are you running will cease to make sense


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  5. cluberti's Avatar
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       #24

    I'd wager similar to the OS X scheme - 10 will stay the major version number, and instead increments on minor and build numbers going forward as a possibility.
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  6. rvbfan's Avatar
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       #25

    You know there is a way they can make money this way. You get the base windows 10 for free, but if you want some extra features you pay extra.
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  7. labeeman's Avatar
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       #26

    rvbfan said:
    You know there is a way they can make money this way. You get the base windows 10 for free, but if you want some extra features you pay extra.
    Yep like OneDrive, Bing and Office just to name a few.
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  8. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       #27

    labeeman said:
    rvbfan said:
    You know there is a way they can make money this way. You get the base windows 10 for free, but if you want some extra features you pay extra.
    Yep like OneDrive, Bing and Office just to name a few.
    I don't think Bing will cost, as it's always been free. We already have a subscription for Office. I don't know why they would charge for One Drive, when 8.1 uses it now.
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  9. rvbfan's Avatar
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       #28

    I was thinking more along the lines of Xbox connectivity, holographic capabilities, accessing company domains, data encryption.
    That sort of thing.
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  10. labeeman's Avatar
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       #29

    jessejamestw23 said:
    labeeman said:
    rvbfan said:
    You know there is a way they can make money this way. You get the base windows 10 for free, but if you want some extra features you pay extra.
    Yep like OneDrive, Bing and Office just to name a few.
    I don't think Bing will cost, as it's always been free. We already have a subscription for Office. I don't know why they would charge for One Drive, when 8.1 uses it now.
    Bing has adds, OneDrive is not free it has a cost it will not be free for long and office is not free. Some apps are not free.
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