Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 9 Feb 2015.
Windows as a Service indeed.
Are we likely to see "Windows books" in the same vein as Chromebooks? Seems like re-introduction of thin clients to me.
So they're going to hook people with free upgrades to Windows 10, then drip feed the idea of paying extra for added features, release Windows 365 that will undoubtedly start out nice and cheap, and then when there's no escaping the walled garden prices slowly creep up.
Hook, Line and Sinker.
Like Apple have been doing for years, you mean?
Yep, Apple, who are making $195m per day. I mean, why would anyone want to copy that crappy business model?
Loving the hyperbole on the internet surrounding this... many people running round like the sky about to fall on their heads...
For all we know it could be [yet another] re-brand of their cloud services in the same vein as how everything was '*Microsoft product here* Live' a few years ago... Or simply trademarking the term so no-one else can... Until a product called 'Windows 365' shows up [if it shows up], it's just a trademark filing...
"Or simply trademarking the term so no-one else can"
That was my first thought, as well. At least, I hope something like that is the case. Because having to pay a subscription for an OS is the worst, most anti-consumer idea. It would honestly drive me to Linux.
Erm, Windows is not expensive. If you dont like it, think it is too expensive, use Linux. There is nothing wrong with changing the business model. Adobe have moved to a subscription model and quite frankly, for a lot of people, it makes a lot more sense paying over time than needing to pay a huge fee up front. Windows 7 and 8 have progressively cost less and delivered a lot more.
Actually subscription models are good for legit/legal on the edge versions of software. IMHO.
The sky isn't falling but it sure got a lot lower, a subscription based OS isn't something that's going to happen over night it takes time to get people used to paying monthly subs to use their computer.
How much longer do you think Microsoft are going to develop a stand-alone version of Office ?
Sure we're going to get Office 2016 but do we know we're getting Office 2019, what's the betting that Office 2016 sells so badly that it's not worth developing another stand-alone version. Even if we get Office 2019 what's to say it won't be gimped with the intention of driving people to the much better and cheaper (at least for now) Office 365.
Isn't how expensive something is dependent on how much money you have, try telling someone earning 50p a day that Windows isn't expensive.
Adobe forced people to move to subscriptions because they used proprietary file formats, so people either had to move to subscriptions or lose years of work.
If that was true why was Adobes Creative Cloud hacked and its applications made illegally available a day after it officially launched.
maybe it is doing this, so it can get it's hands on windows365.com for virtually nothing, instead of having to pay someone who has registered it an exorbitant amount
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