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Link for that article on Apple Revenue;

http://m.tomshardware.com/news/Apple-Profits-PC-Industry-Microsoft,19343.html
Edited by Gunderman456 - 11/28/12 at 1:54pm
 
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post #22 of 96
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So basically the Apple method? Hmm...

Yeah basically

Every year for a new Windows?
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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.

You read my post wrong. Yes Microsoft has been giving new versions of Windows every 2-3 years, but that's going to change. They're going to start releasing a new version of windows every 6 months to 12 months.. Would you rather pay 49.99-149.99 for a new OS every year, or just buy a subscription. which is probably going to be cheaper for us
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In your dreams M$

Heres hoping half of the world that uses windows to use linux instead
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post #24 of 96
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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.

It's not a bad idea for them if it nets them money in the long run. Businesses do not exist to give things away for free.

What it comes down to is how they implement it.
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post #25 of 96
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What it comes down to is how they implement it.

I agree. There is another upside to this in that it allows Microsoft to adapt to changes much faster. Gone will be the days of trying to design an OS years in advance. Less of a gamble on their part.
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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..

How does it cost us less but make them more money?

I see this as "12 months for 12.99 a month" for Forever vs 100-120$ every 2-3 years. I will definitely choose the old system.


Also, won't we end up with a laggy brute of an OS, after they repeatedly tack on more and more crap. I feel like this could be ok initially but re-modifying the same thing a million times is not super efficient towards the end. At some point it is better to do a new system.
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I figure this is true. Maybe they intend to improve support for older versions (and of course make you pay for it) since they can't seem to get people upgrading like they used to. Also opens the door for all kinds of pay-to-play customization. One bare-minimum and overpriced Windows, with monthly subscriptions for whatever "extras" you need. Office? $5 more a month. Skype? Well look at that, M$ is your new telephone provider.

Ubuntu it is.
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Ludicrous...... I absolutely loathe subscription based fees for nearly everything and I almost always refuse to buy a product if it forces me to pay a monthly/yearly fee. If they do this I will ditch windows even though I've been using it all my life since 95 and move onto Linux. I don't care if it will be a major pain learning a new OS I will not pay.
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post #29 of 96
MS doesn't do subscriptions per month, they do things like this per year instead. Look at Office 365, it's $100 per YEAR, it's a month by month basis.
Paying once per 365 days or 12 months doesn't sound like the hassle that bills are, having to pay them every month.
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Maybe they'll give you basic functions for free to a very miniscule fee and keep advanced DX features and stuff for subscription based Windows packages. Have it where you package things together like Office and stuff, get all updates and stuff for free so your always up to date but pay a monthly/yearly fee. It could be great if priced very low and done right, as I could see people jump to it instead of pirate if it were really, really cheap, just to save the hassle and such. But they will price it high, and try to gouge likely, so I'm betting this won't be great... likely not more expensive, but not likely much, if any cheaper overall.

Although with moving to the App store, and trying to maintain monopolistic level of dominance in the ever growing tech sector, they could very well push free copies of Windows (consumer level only, not server or professional), just to keep its stranglehold on PC's and make money through the app store. Since people seem to be so willy nilly about spending a dollar here, a dollar there, they may very well make more money off a free windows.
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