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Microsoft might offer Windows 10 as a subscription

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Microsoft has been playing with subscription-based models of their software for a while now, much like Office 365. From the looks of things. From the looks of it Microsoft could soon do the same with...

    Microsoft might offer Windows 10 as a subscription
     
  2. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    What would you get that's different to purchasing it? or..... if you subscribe to it long enough do you then pay off the price of it and you then own it?
     
  3. Robbo9999

    Robbo9999 Maha Guru

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    I don't like subscriptions, I prefer one off payments for most things if it can be helped.
     
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    Barry J Ancient Guru

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    would need to be cheap as buying the OS for £100 and using for 5 years make the OS almost nothing a month maybe Microsoft office would be part of the subscription
     

  5. IchimA

    IchimA Master Guru

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    Since I use a computer everyday ! Would happy apply to a subscription based program with one condition. The price should not be more then 2 euro a mounth . Or it's better to buy it now as otherwise it would cost You more on the long run
     
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    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    The point of this move, for Microsoft, is to make more money. There's no way it would be cheaper than buying the OS licence. Unless they double or triple the price of the one-off purchase, which would make it cheaper short-term. Now the problem for them is that even if they get a decent amount of money when a person gets a Windows licence, it only happens rarely. They would like to get that much every year. The other problem are the OEM licences, which predominate the consumer market. MS no doubt would like to chance that so that Windows registration is only valid for a year, for example, from the purchase of the PC, and then people would start to pay monthly subscription.
     
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    SweenJM Master Guru

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    Ugh, I smell more changes coming to microsoft volume liscensing policy. Those of us working in IT have a hard time selling things to businesses when they never actually own it. They want to talk bottom line, they want to talk TCO, and you have to tell them that you have to pay for software in perpituity...........and that you never really own it. Normal business owners in the real world don't like that......just sayin.
     
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    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    Everyone and their dogs knew this was coming. Microsoft can suck a not so micro hard.
     
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    I totally agree, I would never pay for subscription. These Tech companies want us all enslaved with no freedom just total loyalty to them. They are very sick!
     
  10. BOYDIE-NI

    BOYDIE-NI Master Guru

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    This could start a catalyst that pushes folk onto other platforms, or open source OS's.
     

  11. BlueRay

    BlueRay Master Guru

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    Nah. Nothing will happen as long as MS keeps their one-time-buy license model along with the subscription.
     
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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Subscriptions are great for profits. It will be leeching of forgetful consumers ("B2B") for years.
     
  13. BOYDIE-NI

    BOYDIE-NI Master Guru

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    The cynic in me doubts if MS will keep the One -time models;)
     
  14. PsyaNyde

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    People will just migrate to a different OS, or even more home users will use the yo ho ho dark side to 'ahem' activate / licence ? their product.
     
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    It is hard to justify the cost of a licence with the way every update to windows 10 ends up creating more problems more down time and lost working hours and now they want you to pay a sub to be a beta tester what a P--- Take.
     
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    Sounds like a good way for them to raise prices all around...
     
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    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Bug-sub
     
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    Unless they give people an option to skip their crappy home and pro versions and go for a version that really lets you have control over your PC without 3rd party applications, I'm not even remotely interested.
     
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    Linux distros are smiling.
     
  20. Evildead666

    Evildead666 Maha Guru

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    It would be q good way for Microsoft to get rid of all those pesky customers that have been bugging them all this time....
    Seriously, if they do this, they will lose market share hand over fist.
    Its been in the pipeline for years, and it seems they never buried it, just waiting for the right time to announce it....
     

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