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post #11 of 92
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Originally Posted by BobiBolivia View Post

Btw, it's not like I wanted to add yet another "W10 is bad, MS is incompetent" thread, but I thought this would be worth of sharing.

Currently I am wondering, in case Microsoft push this model down to consumers:

1) All those who jumped into "public beta testing" by accepting "free" upgrade, will get W10-as-service for free forever ?
2) Price of such model ?

Allow me now to stay within speculation of future consumer model:

- last time I saw, Apple asked for "whopping" 25$ to upgrade between major OSX releases (can't find which ones)
- new license of Windows costs close to or north of 100$
- basic Red Hat subscription for desktop systems costs 49$, which accounts for a little more than 4$/month

It will be interesting to see, what MS pulls out from magic hat.


As for the "Imma switch from MS to Linux" debate, I have to agree here:

MS wants to go the monthly route for consumers. I can see it now. Only $5 provides the best OS, features and security in the world for minimal cost. They will spin it so hard. Does not matter who jumped in early. Basically getting to use it for free for a year is good enough for MS. They to will be hit with the same subscription model.

Service service and SERVICE. MS has said from the start. Windows 10 will always be a service. They waited patiently for a year and now the time comes. As we speak. Mark my words. By this time next year. It will be subscription based for all consumers. They MIGHT offer a base version that has ad's, more tracking, less features etc. But, if you want that full unlock.

Gonna have to pay up.
post #12 of 92
Don't worry guys, Consumer can't afford it , they wouldn't bother..
post #13 of 92

8.1 until 2023 for me. And then... something else, we'll see. Will dx12 be the one compelling reason to switch to 10?

post #14 of 92
I don't see how they could suddenly say, "Oh hey remember that OS upgrade we gave you for free last year? Yep it's not free anymore time to pay." Does it say in their EULA that they reserve the right to charge you later? I'm thinking someone would have caught that.

Enterprise is different, they are used to paying for extra support/services, but I don't think M$ could get away with it on consumer versions. What would they do, force your device to Lock screen with a credit card form? biggrin.gif
post #15 of 92
If this ever hit consumer level I would imagine they would use a similar model as Office 365. Some kind of cloud storage and always having the latest and greatest from the software. Or buy a license but you don't get future updates ( Major revisions) and no included cloud storage and the likes. I can't see them forcing people into a subscription model for win 10 considering they already sell stand alone licenses. If this happens it will sit alongside current options or be for a new version of windows.
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post #16 of 92
Consumers can't afford it. Do you really think that low income families that buy a $400 computer will have the money to pay every month, or for every major update? It's not going to happen. MS always talked about powering devices and poor countries. Going subscription for consumer devices would negatively impact that goal, even if they were to make a "Free 4 poor" and regular consumer versions.

Anyway, I doubt they'll venture further than enterprise versions. OpEx is preferred over CapEx for businesses.

If they really are going to try bully people into going into a sub, people will want 8.1 and 7 back. Then MS will slowly ignore those OS'. The "DX12 only on Win10" can kiss my behind if it really comes down to it and the jump to Linux will be made.
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post #17 of 92

This is not really news, MS already mentioned this last winter. This does not effect the individual consumer.

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Consumers can't afford it. Do you really think that low income families that buy a $400 computer will have the money to pay every month, or for every major update? It's not going to happen. MS always talked about powering devices and poor countries. Going subscription for consumer devices would negatively impact that goal, even if they were to make a "Free 4 poor" and regular consumer versions.

It could happen it just won't replace the current model but compliment it for those who prefer it. Not to mention if enterprise is 7$ per user, consumer version would probably be much cheaper and affordable to the majority. But like I said, if and its still a big if, it hits consumer side it will compliment existing structure.
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post #19 of 92
If this happens
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I hate to say this, but if this comes to end users i will be forced to go back to win 8 or make the permanent switch to a Linux disto.

You could also try Remix OS when it finally comes out. then sit back and wait for it to fork into 10 million different Android distros with 200 different package managers.
Edited by aweir - 7/13/16 at 9:46am
post #20 of 92
They already charge monthly for office 365 , think it's £1.99 per user. Not sure how well this will go down in business , could see a lot of companies looking for a cheaper alternative

Does not effect the home user
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