Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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RE[2]: yes
by Kelly Rush on Thu 27th Sep 2007 21:31 UTC in reply to "RE: yes"
Kelly Rush
Member since:
2005-06-30

People will not pay for a subscription-based operating system because they like "owning" the files on their computer, and if they get locked out from not paying or canceling a subscription, then they lose their files.

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RE[3]: yes
by bornagainenguin on Thu 27th Sep 2007 21:54 in reply to "RE[2]: yes"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

People will not pay for a subscription-based operating system because they like "owning" the files on their computer[...]

Why not? Seems to be working pretty good for SkyOS...

[ducks]

--bornagainpenguin

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RE[3]: yes
by Joe User on Thu 27th Sep 2007 22:08 in reply to "RE[2]: yes"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

Hi Kelly ;)

I think this is not an issue. You already pay subscriptions for:
- Webhosting: If you stop paying, you lose your site (unless you have backups)
- Telephone: If you stop paying, you lose your number
- etc...
Actually, if you think about it, you can have a copy of your files on an USB key, and there's no worry of losing your stuff...
Oh, well, I don't know what happens in the regular Joe user's mind faced with such a situation.

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