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Pay as you go SW has been Bill Gates wet dream for at least ten years. He was babbling about it incoherently since "Longhorn"

It's part of the MS plan for world domination...not joking.

Ideally MS wants to eliminate the Personal in Personal Computer...and have us all connect to servers on a monthly basis through the equivalent of Dummy terminals. And tghat is just one small facet of the overall Jihad against the PC...they also want to dominate ecommerce by taking out PayPal and Google with their MS Marketplace...

You might think I am full of BS but these are long term plans, part of the Gate's vision and legacy that MS carries forward. The man is all about money...not personal computing...that's just a vehicle to get us onboard...onboard the MS money train...
Pay as you go software has been around for as long as anti-viruses have been lol.. You down own anything on a computer except the hardware. You own licenses to software, thats it (except when its open source, but thats besides the point).

And yes, I do think this post is full of bs.. Seems like a conspiracy theory.
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They better have damned good, free, easy-to-use emulators for games, then.
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post #23 of 100
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Ideally MS wants to eliminate the Personal in Personal Computer...and have us all connect to servers on a monthly basis through the equivalent of Dummy terminals. And tghat is just one small facet of the overall Jihad against the PC...they also want to dominate ecommerce by taking out PayPal and Google with their MS Marketplace...
A dumb terminal is a great tool (absolutely love them). But they're not realistic for any sort of gaming. Also, what happens to the clientside processing? Dumb terminals do the work on the host CPU, so, MS would be doing your processing too? What if I want to fold? = Expensive for MS...
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post #24 of 100
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I actually prefer this. With a FRESH base build upwards of Windows will mean they are going to completely overhaul the system which will hopefully remove those horrible bugs that continue to plague windows from previous versions.

That being said it will be a bummer for some as Upgrade just will not be an option. For me however I never upgrade. I always prefer a fresh install.
Props. I agree totally.
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This is a part of the reason why I did not upgrade to Vista. To me, Vista is bait, and I'm not biting. I don't care how pretty it looks (why else would they make it so appealing?? Come on!) XP was just the beginning, and I took that bait. But I had to. I was sick of Win98. XP works far better for me than Windows 95/98 ever could have. I love XP, and I'm not budging unless I am forced to.

I'm sorry, but if they go with subscriptions, then I'm going with Linux as my next OS, should I ever upgrade.
QFT man, I'm with you. I'll definitely take the time to learn Linux if MS starts making us pay per month for their OS's. I think I have to learn about it next year in Computer Science anyway xD so it'll be ok in the end.

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Pay as you go software has been around for as long as anti-viruses have been lol.. You down own anything on a computer except the hardware. You own licenses to software, thats it (except when its open source, but thats besides the point).

And yes, I do think this post is full of bs.. Seems like a conspiracy theory.
While you post IS true, I don't think that CyberDruid's post is completely fallible. The plans he mentioned are all ones that MS has outlined themselves as actual milestones and goals for the near future. What he's suggesting isn't really that far fetched.
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Linux will be the new windows if it becomes pay per month. or people won't bother to leave xp/vista
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Linux will be the new windows if it becomes pay per month. or people won't bother to leave xp/vista
Yeah, that's where I sit.
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Pay as you go SW has been Bill Gates wet dream for at least ten years. He was babbling about it incoherently since "Longhorn"

It's part of the MS plan for world domination...not joking.

Ideally MS wants to eliminate the Personal in Personal Computer...and have us all connect to servers on a monthly basis through the equivalent of Dummy terminals. And tghat is just one small facet of the overall Jihad against the PC...they also want to dominate ecommerce by taking out PayPal and Google with their MS Marketplace...

You might think I am full of BS but these are long term plans, part of the Gate's vision and legacy that MS carries forward. The man is all about money...not personal computing...that's just a vehicle to get us onboard...onboard the MS money train...
^Truth



Honestly, people need to wake and see that all these big companies care about is how much profit they make.

Do you people truely believe IF microsoft could control your computer and what you look at they wouldn't ?
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Oh, you cheater.

What is BF3?

Battlefield 3, hopefully it won't be as much of a mess as BF2!
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I would't mind paying for eaxh component separately, as long as it was a lump sum, or at the worst, a small yearly payment. I would only be getting the bare essentials needed for the operating system to be functional, and would use 3rd party software for everything. I don't think I would gove for a monthly payment system though.

As for the supposed lack of backwards compatability, well if this is true, they had better have some way to emulate older versions.

Contrary to Vulcan, I'd think businesses have the most to lose from a loss of backwards compatability. If they didn't, other architectures/OSes would have surpased x86 long ago. Most businesses I know anything about stick with what works untill it doesn't, and they are forced to change.
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