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  1. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       08 May 2015 #41

    welcometoheaven said: View Post
    I don't think they will sell windows as a subscription, instead they will sell office, Windows phones, store purchases, ad revenue form Bing, Azure platform, licenses, and other products services.
    The trouble is there are other "free" products and services that people can use.

    I have Office 2007 & 2010 available to install, so I don't need to buy/rent the new versions.
    I don't use any of the other items you've listed, so MS would have to somehow force me to use them to get any cash.
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10
       08 May 2015 #42

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    The trouble is there are other "free" products and services that people can use.

    I have Office 2007 & 2010 available to install, so I don't need to buy/rent the new versions.
    I don't use any of the other items you've listed, so MS would have to somehow force me to use them to get any cash.

    I'm in the same boat as you, free software options do the job just as well for most people. The only way I would pay for software would be if I was a graphic designer and needed adobe products. Even so gimp is still very usable.

    I really don't see people buying ms software unless they really need an advance office suite. At that point it's most likely a business write off.

    On this whole cloud os, Internet speeds around the world would really have to improve before anyone would jump on board. Then you have the Sony debacle and I just don't see how they can keep our data secure.

    Yes I love Spotify and Netflix and have used the cloud for some file storage, but that doesn't mean I want a cloud os.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 480
    Windows 10
       08 May 2015 #43

    Surely I can't be the only one who buys software, I've always bought new Versions of Windows as soon as they've come out, mostly upgrade versions for around $100. I've paid for Office 365 and paid for older versions, I've used plenty of free software and still use it, but if the software is good I tend to pay for it, which is why I've never had any problems paying for Windows.

    I believe that people should be paid for their work, we can't expect everything for nothing, although it would be nice.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2014
    Balayan, Batangas
    Posts : 229
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       09 May 2015 #44

    I hope Microsoft doesn't go with "Subscription" style activation because that's gonna be horrible and absurd.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       09 May 2015 #45

    RoasterMen said: View Post
    I hope Microsoft doesn't go with "Subscription" style activation because that's gonna be horrible and absurd.
    How so?
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  6. Joined : Aug 2014
    Balayan, Batangas
    Posts : 229
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       09 May 2015 #46

    Boozad said: View Post
    How so?
    Consumers already got used to activation and it might be difficult to get used with like me
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       09 May 2015 #47

    Subscription is more expensive than purchase - despite some "experts" trying to rationalize subscription as the better deal.

    I bought Office 2007 in 2007 for $129 (at Sams Club) - a 3 user license. I have now used it since and will still be using it for many years.

    Office 365 is $100/year. That would have already cost me $800 since 2007 if that were the offering at that time plus an additional $100 for each additional year. Not a good deal.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,542
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       09 May 2015 #48

    whs said: View Post
    Subscription is more expensive than purchase - despite some "experts" trying to rationalize subscription as the better deal.

    I bought Office 2007 in 2007 for $129 (at Sams Club) - a 3 user license. I have now used it since and will still be using it for many years.

    Office 365 is $100/year. That would have already cost me $800 since 2007 if that were the offering at that time plus an additional $100 for each additional year. Not a good deal.
    I agree with you, but I think you should of left SAM's club out not a good example. You pay a yearly fee to shop there.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 403
    Windows 10 X64
       09 May 2015 #49

    Wenda said: View Post
    Well, that makes me even less enthusiastic than ever about adopting Win 10 as my main everyday OS. Looking very much at this stage as if Win 8.1 is destined to become my 'Windows XP'...


    Wenda.
    hehe Wenda,

    for me too.

    Jeff
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,543
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       09 May 2015 #50

    whs said: View Post
    Subscription is more expensive than purchase - despite some "experts" trying to rationalize subscription as the better deal.

    I bought Office 2007 in 2007 for $129 (at Sams Club) - a 3 user license. I have now used it since and will still be using it for many years.

    Office 365 is $100/year. That would have already cost me $800 since 2007 if that were the offering at that time plus an additional $100 for each additional year. Not a good deal.
    I agree, I don't really like the subscription model. But you do receive more than just office. You get the latest version, you get addition onedrive space, and I believe they throw in some skype minutes too.

    I may switch to 365 (I'm trying the preview 2016 now) for office and the additional perks, but I am not ready to go subscription on my OS. Now if W10 gets added to the 365 subscription plan...well that sounds like a decent plan to me
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