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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
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       09 May 2015 #71

    Boozad said: View Post
    All well and good, but how does owning Office 2007 have anything to do with refusing to pay for a 'rumoured' Windows 10 subscription that hasn't even been announced? What if it was $2 per month? Would you turn your nose up at it then?
    Looks like you did not understand my point. The discussion is about where and where not a subscription makes sense and right now Office is one of the few examples where you can compare the nums.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
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    Windows 7
       09 May 2015 #72

    Boozad said: View Post
    So at $2 per month ($240 over a ten year period) you'd say no. But would happily pay for a one time OS license. Makes sense.
    This is just a throw away comment. $2 per month is a ridiculous number for an OS. You apparently have no clue how software pricing is done.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,542
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       09 May 2015 #73

    whs said: View Post
    This is just a throw away comment. $2 per month is a ridiculous number for an OS. You apparently have no clue how software pricing is done.
    Free for the life of your device is what MS is saying about the free upgrade, times are changing
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 480
    Windows 10
       10 May 2015 #74

    It's a good thing Microsoft doesn't have to rely on this forum to make money, they'd be lucky to have one employee.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       10 May 2015 #75

    whs said: View Post
    This is just a throw away comment. $2 per month is a ridiculous number for an OS. You apparently have no clue how software pricing is done.
    Nobody has any idea of how Windows 10 would be priced if it were to go to a subscription model. My comment was to point out that all the 'I wouldn't pay a subscription for an OS' comments were throwaway comments as its all speculation.

    If I had no idea of how software is priced how did/do I pay for the software I own?
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       10 May 2015 #76

    whs said: View Post
    Looks like you did not understand my point. The discussion is about where and where not a subscription makes sense and right now Office is one of the few examples where you can compare the nums.
    But Office 365 is a completely different animal to 2007/2010/2013. It's not really comparable.
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,954
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       10 May 2015 #77

    It was fun reading this thread through and all the ideas and arguments. My 2 cents:

    The subscription model could be for businesses and large organizations that need the IT support from Microsoft. If a normal home user calls or mails to fix a problem all they have to say is "reinstall, download here, and next time make a back-up image". For companies and such it's a lot more complicated(and money involved) so it will be a kind of IT insurance and would be worth the subscription.
    Last edited by Cliff S; 10 May 2015 at 06:18.
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,239
    Windows 10 IoT
       10 May 2015 #78

    whs said: View Post
    I don't understand why anybody would want to pay those high prices for Onedrive. I just bought a 2TB USB3 disk for $69. That is my Onedrive. Plus I have about a dozen other smaller external disks of up to 1TB for backup.
    With One Drive, the files stored on it can be accessed from any PC with Internet access. No having to carry a physical device with you. Or worrying about loosing or forgetting your storage device with the files on it. For some that has its advantages. It's more than just online back up if that's what your thinking. It also makes it easy to share files with others over the Internet. Doesn't appeal to me either for what its worth. I don't need it.
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  9.    10 May 2015 #79

    Hi there

    The one drive model isn't IMO even an answer worthy of consideration -- for starters you have to be connected to the Internet -- not always wanted or needed --especially in the case of Stand alone or dedicated devices. You are also 100% reliant on not only the server accessibility being always available when you want it -- there have been a load of high profile crashes / software I.T glitches recently to quite big names too locking people out of their accounts for a considerable period, passwords and usr data being "Hacked" and various other stuff.

    I might be a bit "Racist" here but I don't want sensitive data being stored on servers in some backward 3rd world country with a political system that is dubious to say the least, operated by people on "starvation wages" etc. I'm in favour of SENSIBLE globalisation but IMO this type of stuff is a step too far - especially when the server could be shut down for reasons totally out of our control.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       10 May 2015 #80

    Boozad said: View Post
    I own a volume license of Office 2010 and two pro Licenses for Office 2013. I have no need for Office 365. If Windows 10 goes subscription and the price is right I'll buy it, I won't throw my teddies out of the pram and swear to go to an inferior IS over a pricing system I didn't even know about.
    There is nothing wrong with Office 2010 and each of us has their own choices to make. I am on Social Security and I do not carry my PC around with me. I have no smart phone or Tablet. Office 365 is already a pay per month deal so you do know about that. I also can do without One rive and I will when this goes final.
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