Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Aug 2014 20:17 UTC
Windows

Microsoft is aiming to deliver a "technology preview" of its Windows "Threshold" operating system by late September or early October, according to multiple sources of mine who asked not to be named.

And in a move that signals where Microsoft is heading on the "servicability" front, those who install the tech preview will need to agree to have subsequent monthly updates to it pushed to them automatically, sources added.

I'm excited about this 'Windows 9', because experience has taught us that Windows releases follow an up-down-up-down pattern. Windows Vista was down, 7 was up, 8 was down, so hopefully 9 will be up again. The rumoured changes are all positive, but it's not like Microsoft does not have a history of over-promising and under-delivering.

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I will be glorious.
by Verenkeitin on Sat 16th Aug 2014 18:38 UTC
Verenkeitin
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2007-07-01

Oh, please let it be subscription based.
I want to see the epic sh** storm that follows when subscriptions start to run out for the first time and Windows turns into ransom ware.

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RE: I will be glorious.
by Bobthearch on Sat 16th Aug 2014 18:52 in reply to "I will be glorious."
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

I don't mind if subscription is an option, like Adobe has done. And I don't mind spending money when I have it to spare. But I hate monthly bills and never willingly "subscribe" to anything.

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RE[2]: I will be glorious.
by shotsman on Sat 16th Aug 2014 19:28 in reply to "RE: I will be glorious."
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

MS already have OS Subscriptions

It is called MSDN.

Strange how supposedly Multiple Activation keys suddently stop working after a while....

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RE: I will be glorious.
by Nelson on Sat 16th Aug 2014 19:28 in reply to "I will be glorious."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Did you notice the epic shitstorm when Microsoft did it for Office with Office 365?

Just wondering.

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RE[2]: I will be glorious.
by Bobthearch on Sat 16th Aug 2014 20:17 in reply to "RE: I will be glorious."
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

It wasn't mandatory; you can still buy full retail versions of MS Office. I have a feeling though that the software industry would like to eliminate retail sales altogether in favor of subscription services.
But people I know like Office 365 for the 'cloud' and mobile features, and they don't mind paying a subscription for it. They probably even save money in the long run because of the number of installs included.

Edited 2014-08-16 20:20 UTC

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