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News Microsoft launches Windows 10 subscription option

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 13 Jul 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    $7pppm? So after about 18-24 months you end up paying more than you would have done to buy it outright? I don't see the advantage.
     
  3. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    In short, support.
     
  4. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    Not per say, it appears to be a subscription license for Microsoft partners (who pay the $7), who can then turn around and bill obscene amounts of money to clients for management and support of the environment. M$, will wipe their hands clean of it just the same as they do with an OEM license.
     
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    azrael- I'm special...

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    I wonder how quickly the "option" turns into a "requirement"...
     
  6. XXAOSICXX

    XXAOSICXX Member

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    Not all businesses need everything FOR 18-24 months. If you're running a short term project - 3 months, say, you could license Windows, Office, Adobe Photoshop etc etc all on a cheap-as-you-like subscription basis...and then cancel them all at the end of your gig. Total cost... a few quid a month for a few months - FAR cheaper than retail copies of the above.
     
  7. TheJackal

    TheJackal Getting Old

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    this is the start of it maybe not this version of windows most likly next one it will be monthly subs for home users
     
  8. fingerbob69

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    At which point there will incentiveenough for someone to develop and sell a cheaper/non subscription genuine alternative to windows.
     
  9. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Or they'll make home free and all other versions paid at various tiers. I love how MS continues to find new ways to make me hate them.
     

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