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Well that is the big question ya? What happens when your subscription ends? If you in the middle of a Word Doc and suddenly you hit 00:00:00 hour does your system boot you off and hold you hostage?

Or working on some large video editing project. That would be a reason to sue M$.
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Well that is the big question ya? What happens when your subscription ends? If you in the middle of a Word Doc and suddenly you hit 00:00:00 hour does your system boot you off and hold you hostage?
sounded to me it was for updates. you would continue to have the OS, just no access to Windows Update. Then again it is all just rumors.....
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I hope they don't mean you have to pay for security updates and such. If it is for new features, then maybe. What is it that I would want though? New DX support? Phone OS and Desktop OS are two different animals. Phones are evolving much more quickly as they find out what it is exactly that people want or can do with their phones. Have desktops really evolved that much since XP in how people use them? Not really.
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No way! I wouldn't use windows if this happens.
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If they were to start doing this, I think I would just stay on windows 7 and Linux forever.
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post #16 of 96
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If they were to start doing this, I think I would just stay on windows 7 and Linux forever.

Why? Windows 8 is looking good. And with a $5 addon it is better than Windows 7.
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Oh I don't think you guys read the article lol. It has been known for a while that Microsoft will start releasing newer versions of windows more frequently, so Instead of paying 49.99-149.99 every year for a new windows(The article says the update would be like a new operating system but the windows 8 will remain being the name), we'd just pay a 6-months subscription and receive every update or every upgrade.. You don't pay more, but Microsoft will earn alot more money.. This is a good idea.. Keep in mind these OS upgrades would be valid for every Microsoft product..
    
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Oh I don't think you guys read the article lol. It has been known for a while that Microsoft will start releasing newer versions of windows more frequently, so Instead of paying 49.99-149.99 every year for a new windows(The article says the update would be like a new operating system but the windows 8 will remain being the name), we'd just pay a 6-months subscription and receive every update or every upgrade.. You don't pay more, but Microsoft will earn alot more money.. This is a good idea.. Keep in mind these OS upgrades would be valid for every Microsoft product..

So basically the Apple method? Hmm...
     
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post #19 of 96
Sounds like a great way to become a malware infested OS - I doubt too many people are going to bother with paying even for the first update. Unless they'd make security updates free, that is.
I say do it; let's make the argument for piracy easier!
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Well that is the big question ya? What happens when your subscription ends? If you in the middle of a Word Doc and suddenly you hit 00:00:00 hour does your system boot you off and hold you hostage?
Try reading. It's for updates. Even the first paragraph tells you that.
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In other Microsoft news, the company is rumored to be working on its next generation operating system. Codenamed Windows Blue, it will be a low cost upgrade for existing Windows users that will be based on a subscription service for updates.
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Oh I don't think you guys read the article lol. It has been known for a while that Microsoft will start releasing newer versions of windows more frequently, so Instead of paying 49.99-149.99 every year for a new windows(The article says the update would be like a new operating system but the windows 8 will remain being the name), we'd just pay a 6-months subscription and receive every update or every upgrade.. You don't pay more, but Microsoft will earn alot more money.. This is a good idea.. Keep in mind these OS upgrades would be valid for every Microsoft product..

Every year for a new Windows?

Windows was a 2-3 year event or more. M$ just wants to emulate Apple. It seems they want to do a lot of things Apple. Just read that Apple made more revenue than all of the PC industry combined. I think M$ is envious and in my opinion going about it all wrong.
 
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