Windows 10 [2018]

Discussion in 'PC Hardware, Software and Displays' started by rcf, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. pharma

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    Microsoft might offer Windows 10 as a subscription
    https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/microsoft-might-offers-windows-10-as-a-subscription.html
     
  2. entity279

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    well obviously they shot themselves in the foot (while planing that and giving away lots of free upgrade licences) given the unusually long shelf life for Windows 10..
     
  3. hoom

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    If they try to force that shit on Consumers with existing licenses I'm shifting to Linux.

    I can certainly see the attractiveness of it for a Business though, especially one with significant fluctuation in staff numbers.
     
  4. Silent_Buddha

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    I could see them possibly shifting Windows Pro to a subscription based service, but I doubt they would also drop the stand alone purchase at the same time.

    I'm skeptical they'd ever do something like that for Windows Home. A retail Home license is already so cheap that a subscription for it doesn't make sense.

    One interesting wrinkle in this is WRT to the educational sector. Office 365 is already basically free for any student at pretty much any 2 year or 4 year college or university, in the US. I'm not sure how it is abroad. This would make it easy for them to offer a free Windows installation for students as well, tying it into the same service.

    Regards,
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