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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.

LOL, I'm acting as though I know that businesses like to make money. There is absolutely no reason to do this unless they think it will make more money.
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pass, i like 1 upfront cost. Even if i didn't get Windows for free (legit) i would not be for this. Not even a little bit
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LOL, I'm acting as though I know that businesses like to make money. There is absolutely no reason to do this unless they think it will make more money.

And you don't think that lowered costs might be more of an incentive for people to upgrade, generating increased profits due to increased volume?

I mean, look at how successful iTunes was with their 99 cent single songs vs entire albums.
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need windows to install distros

What? Seriously, what? Never in my entire time on Linux have I ever had to do that, I've had the option to with Wubi but that's crap, I'd rather install it normally.
    
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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.

you'll never be able to convince the linux fanbase (however small they are) that these things are true. I gave up trying to convince them when I was using linux myself.
 
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I can't understand all this hate. It's fine for antivirus software to have (expensive) updates every year, many people have no problem upgrading their iphone once a year (which, imo, changes less between a version than windows might do) BUT DAMN MICROSOFT U ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE YEARLY UPGRADES.

If the price is right, I'm fine with it. Many people mentioned 30$/year and I would be fine with that.. And it's less than so many other things that cost money every month/year. 300$ per year for (performance-wise) little upgrades are fine, but 30$ for the OS is a rip-off?

From "a Windows 7 user with no intentions to upgrade to Windows 8 because he feels no need for it but would be fine paying 30$ a year for Windows 7 upgrades adding/improving features". Imagine decent Windows support for multi-monitor-setups (which maybe weren't that common when win7 was designed) with an update.
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I can't understand all this hate. It's fine for antivirus software to have (expensive) updates every year, many people have no problem upgrading their iphone once a year (which, imo, changes less between a version than windows might do) BUT DAMN MICROSOFT U ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE YEARLY UPGRADES.
If the price is right, I'm fine with it. Many people mentioned 30$/year and I would be fine with that.. And it's less than so many other things that cost money every month/year. 300$ per year for (performance-wise) little upgrades are fine, but 30$ for the OS is a rip-off?
From "a Windows 7 user with no intentions to upgrade to Windows 8 because he feels no need for it but would be fine paying 30$ a year for Windows 7 upgrades adding/improving features". Imagine decent Windows support for multi-monitor-setups (which maybe weren't that common when win7 was designed) with an update.

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I can't understand all this hate. It's fine for antivirus software to have (expensive) updates every year, many people have no problem upgrading their iphone once a year (which, imo, changes less between a version than windows might do) BUT DAMN MICROSOFT U ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE YEARLY UPGRADES.
If the price is right, I'm fine with it. Many people mentioned 30$/year and I would be fine with that.. And it's less than so many other things that cost money every month/year. 300$ per year for (performance-wise) little upgrades are fine, but 30$ for the OS is a rip-off?
From "a Windows 7 user with no intentions to upgrade to Windows 8 because he feels no need for it but would be fine paying 30$ a year for Windows 7 upgrades adding/improving features". Imagine decent Windows support for multi-monitor-setups (which maybe weren't that common when win7 was designed) with an update.
I've never paid more than 40 dollars for a version of Windows. 30 dollars a year would be raising the price on me considerably. I'm not terribly fond of spending more money without getting something in exchange. Is MS going to provide me with something more with Windows Blue? Will I have license to install it on multiple systems with one subscription? What am I gaining out of this price increase?
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I've never paid more than 40 dollars for a version of Windows. 30 dollars a year would be raising the price on me considerably. I'm not terribly fond of spending more money without getting something in exchange. Is MS going to provide me with something more with Windows Blue? Will I have license to install it on multiple systems with one subscription? What am I gaining out of this price increase?

There is absolutely no information on how it's going to work or how much it would cost.
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And you don't think that lowered costs might be more of an incentive for people to upgrade, generating increased profits due to increased volume?
I mean, look at how successful iTunes was with their 99 cent single songs vs entire albums.

If they wanted to do that they' release at lower prices and stay there, not hike them up after 4 months.
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