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I feel stupid buying a laptop with Window 8 when i could've bought it cheaper with Win 7 and not deal with all this heart breaking negativity mad.gif
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

What they actually said in the article is that there would be yearly "updates".. That's quite different to a brand new OS every year.
I'm just trying to see where you're building your negativity from.
The original article never mentions any language pertaining to subscriptions.
The secondary article examining the original article injects its own constant use of the word subscription asserting that if WB ever did arise, it would definately be subscription based.
Then you add your own speculative price and decide that the price you decided to make up in your own head is unacceptable O_o
It just seems that people should get upset about or be negative towards things that actually exist imo.


Pay attention.

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A big part of Windows Blue is the push towards yearly updates for Microsoft’s OS. Microsoft will kick off an annual upgrade cycle for Windows that is designed to make it more competitive against rival platforms from Apple and Google.

It's speculation at this point, but if they're going towards OSX type updates then kiss many users goodbye. Microsoft doesn't need to be Apple.
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"Microsoft will price its next Windows release at a low cost or even free to ensure users upgrade".


Doesn't sound that bad to me.If current windows users could upgrade for free or low cost and then subsequent yearly updates are always free.If they make money selling apps why not?

Looks like windows 8 is going to die quick,if this new os is released in 6 months like it says.

Seems like this new os will have less functionality then 7 but will be fine for 90 percent of users.I'm picturing a dressed up xp with modern capabilities.
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"Microsoft will price its next Windows release at a low cost or even free to ensure users upgrade".
Doesn't sound that bad to me.If current windows users could upgrade for free or low cost and then subsequent yearly updates are always free.If they make money selling apps why not?
Looks like windows 8 is going to die quick,if this new os is released in 6 months like it says.
Seems like this new os will have less functionality then 7 but will be fine for 90 percent of users.I'm picturing a dressed up xp with modern capabilities.

My understanding was that upfront it would be cheap/free but that they'd hit you later with subscription fees. Basically, it's sounding like a nice way to convince the consumer they're not spending that much money because they're not spending it at one time. The reality may be something entirely different depending on how MS prices the updates.
     
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It really comes down to how they structure the costs. Without more solid information, we can't know anything.

As I said, I would rather pay $5 a year than $40 every three years.

But on the flip side, I would rather pay $40 every three years than $20 each year.
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It really comes down to how they structure the costs. Without more solid information, we can't know anything.
As I said, I would rather pay $5 a year than $40 every three years.
But on the flip side, I would rather pay $40 every three years than $20 each year.

Well who wouldn't rather pay less for the same? That's just not going to happen though.
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It's faster updates like osX.
Ignore the pcper link. Theverge is the actual source and makes no mention of a subscription.

This is like a bad game of telephone.
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Well who wouldn't rather pay less for the same? That's just not going to happen though.

You're acting as if you already know the pricing structure and how it's going to be implemented, but fact is, no one outside of Microsoft knows, and they're not telling.
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In your dreams M$

Heres hoping half of the world that uses windows to use linux instead

Yay for the most oversaturated, undersupported, operating system out there!

I don't care if they eventuanlly get steam, is free, is loaded with poor user-friendly interfaces, need windows to install distros, etc., it's not going to happen when the OS, from an OS standpoint, is crap.
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I won't switch to Linux until there's some kind of unity on the platform. The GUI's are all different between distros, the UI for apps is typically very poorly planned, there's zero support from major developers like Adobe (and no, GIMP is NOT comparable to Adobe, so don't even bother mentioning it) or game developers, there's nearly zero UI guidelines and when there are, devs don't follow them.

The platform may have matured a lot over the years, but I don't want a OS that's more hassle than enjoyment.

With that said, I'll stick with Wi7 or W8 until I have to upgrade with no choce left, or if MS decides to huck Metro. Whichever comes first.
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