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post #51 of 77
If they can follow Apple for Pricing & other stuff then why not their method of not using stupid stuff like Anti-piracy & other OS based DRM?

AFAIK Apple has the most beautiful OS (10.7 Lion) which they are trying to copy again & again & have failed to woo Windows users.

Way to go MS
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post #52 of 77
So they spend millions more on R&D than they could just recoup by more people buying cheaper versions.

Sounds fairly counter-intuitive. I'm riding this Windows 7 $30 student edition out until 2020. I'm sure by then WINE will be pretty awesome for Linux.
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post #53 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by spice003 View Post
and what if you dont have internet? then what?
exactly

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Originally Posted by beers View Post
So they spend millions more on R&D than they could just recoup by more people buying cheaper versions.

Sounds fairly counter-intuitive. I'm riding this Windows 7 $30 student edition out until 2020. I'm sure by then WINE will be pretty awesome for Linux.
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post #54 of 77
If this stays as unbeatable DRM, Windows' death is not too far away, whether its for OS X, Linux or whatever, MS only really keep the market because of the amount of people using it and the amount of applications coded for it...And if you can't pirate it/get it for free, that's most of India and China gone.

That's also why I don't see the Windows 8 port on ARM being too successful either, no app compatibility = why run the security hole ridden, slow, expensive OS on it?
    
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post #55 of 77
Definitely going to stay with vista, i dont need an app store and a cloud.
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post #56 of 77
As a PC gamer I was duped to upgrade to Win Vista and then Win 7 for DX10 and DX11 and hardly any games use them and it's been years now partly thanks to M$ themselves and not coming out with a new X-Box for so long.

So if they think they can dupe me and this community some more by trying to package DX12 with Win 8, you know how the saying goes; fool me once...

Also M$, do not try to force me on any cloud.
 
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If this stays as unbeatable DRM, Windows' death is not too far away, whether its for OS X, Linux or whatever, MS only really keep the market because of the amount of people using it and the amount of applications coded for it...And if you can't pirate it/get it for free, that's most of India and China gone.

That's also why I don't see the Windows 8 port on ARM being too successful either, no app compatibility = why run the security hole ridden, slow, expensive OS on it?
agreed. multi architecture windows has never worked out, windows dominated on x86 and windows dropped the support for all other architectures, even tho some of those architectures were superior in nature.

without windows extensive third-party support coming out with arm ports for windows 8 arm edition, i do not see it being "successful" just cause it is windows, most here even admit the only reason they continue to remain on windows is cause of its third-party support.

it will be interesting to see how this whole cloud things plays out.
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post #58 of 77
yup it will destroy piracy
why you ask?
because now no one will want it
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post #59 of 77
This will still get cracked, I guarantee you.

Crackers will just see this as a challange, they will all jump onto this and try and be the first.

Im pretty sure anyone that pirates their windows copies, will just stick with their windows 7. We have too wait too see whats really in windows 8 though, I mean if these rumours about xbox compatibility are true, I might just be tempted on buying a copy.
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post #60 of 77
Microsoft has enough trouble killing XP off. Just wait until they try to pry Windows 7 from everyone's hands.
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