Are you serious? Didn't you comment on the first story that came out saying MS would skip 9 and release Windows 10?
You said the full name was "Microsoft Assembled Code Operating System X" - MAC OS X.
I wish people would quit reporting that it's a free upgrade without reporting that it's free for the first year, then you pay a subscription fee.
No, it wont. Get you facts straight first, dude. Or let's at least see your sources.
They're not reporting that because it's not true. If you have Win7 or Win8, you will have one year to claim your Win10 upgrade, then that device will continue to receive free upgrades for the lifetime of the device.
Why would anyone use a product without certainty of the price? If it's not in writing that it is free and not merely free for the first year, then I see it as a nonstarter. If, on the other hand, MS sees this as something they need to give away in order to entice customers to pay for they applications (Office365, for example) much along the lines of how Adobe treats Acrobat, then I could see this as a winning approach for them. Until they can definitely state that they will never charge for the OS, the mere uncertainty will cause adoption rates to be even worse than Windows8.
cheesehead dave wrote: »
philboogie wrote: »
They make money off of advertisement?
Source about the subscription fee? Per Microsoft's website:http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/01/21/the-next-generation-of-windows-windows-10/
"We announced that a free upgrade for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 who upgrade in the first year after launch.**Hardware and software requirements apply. No additional charge."
Nothing there says Subscription!!! What is says is Windows 10 is a free Upgrade for a year. That means you have up to a year to get Windows 10 for FREE after that Windows 10 Upgrades will cost you money like Windows Upgrades in the past. This is MS trying to get everyone to update to Windows 10 and giving away Windows does that. Getting people motivated to switch because the FREE only lasts a year is a smart move. MS is also still making money on Windows 10 sales for NEW PC's as they are new, there's no Windows to Upgrade. There's no subscriptions. That would be completely dumb to have a subscription OS. Oh I'm sure they would like that, but that would be a for sure Windows Killer. MS makes far, far more money with Office then Windows anyway!!! Giving away Windows Updates keeps people in the Windows platform and keeps people buying Office.
MS did almost something Similar when Windows 8 Launched. You could buy it at Half off or whatever it was for the first year and then the price went up. This time it's FREE for the first year and then the price goes up to the normal price. Again, NO SUBSCRIPTION.
I actually always liked those huge screens
oneill wrote: »
What are the differences?
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philboogie wrote: »
Anyone finished yesterdays' webinar? It looks like the surface table is back, but now on the wall:
dunks wrote: »
It feels weird paying money for an operating system. I wouldn't mind installing windows on my mac but not enough to pay for it. They lost me when they shifted their office software to a yearly subscription business model. Yuck! I'll stick with Word 2011 until it no longer works, at which point pages and numbers will likely be feature rich enough to carry the torch.
pfisher wrote: »
the keyboard must be huge.
Not true. The timeline to upgrade for free is 1 year after its release, after that you pay retail for the license. They didn't say you'd pay a sub for the OS, not once in the presentation or any other media. That's what everyone is assuming, but you get 1 year from the release of Windows 10 to upgrade for free, after that you have to buy a license.