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Microsoft reportedly targeting June for Windows 10 RTM, files trademark for 'Windows 365'

By Shawn Knight
Feb 10, 2015
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  1. Microsoft's Windows 10 development process is moving along at a rapid pace. Since its official announcement last September, the Redmond-based company has published multiple technical previews and shared a wealth of other important information relating to its next major operating system.
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  2. avioza

    avioza TS Enthusiast Posts: 74   +23

    Windows 365? Get ready for yearly OS subscriptions...
     
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  3. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    That must like totally be what it means
     
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  4. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    I completely agree with you yRaz, that's exactly what that means.
     
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  5. Are you guy's sure?
     
  6. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    It's absolutely what it means. The glorious leader Steve Jobs died protecting us from the evil Microsoft who tried killing all the hipsters in that Chipotle down the street from Starbucks. The name 'windows' must come from some internal reference of Steve Jobs second coming and is in no way related to previous product lines.

    No doubt that as we speak Dark Wizards at Microsoft are torturing innovative ideas out of his soul. It's practically common knowledge at this point. A UFO expert I know told me about it on a subreddit I follow
     
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  7. Only $9.95 per month or $99.00 per year would be reasonable.
     
  8. I guess if they start charging me I have no choice except to pay it, I do not know how to use Linux or Mac's. They are so hard to figure out.
     
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    I'll just use Windows 7 everything works that I have here. I am not going to pay them to use OS per year that's outrageous. They have so much money, they should be paying us to use their software at this rate. I just don't like how everything as to be login with from PC on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Preview. The Windows Phone 8.1 that's a given. Better not charge me to use that OS on the Phone extra. I'll get something to use as phone then.
     
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    Don't be ridiculous! I paid $100 for Windows 7 back in 2009. That was 5 years ago, which would currently only equate to $20 a year. This yearly subscription only means you will be paying them more than you normally would have.
     
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  11. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Source?
     
  12. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    he was referring to the post he quoted....
     
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  13. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 914   +391

    Sorry MS, you go to a subscription, I'm gone. Been using MS since dos 3.x, but I'm done on the pay weekly/monthly/yearly crap. I want to OWN the software, not "rent" it, not to mention there is ENOUGH of me "in the cloud" and you can almost bet some features/services etc will REQUIRE a connection to work, so what is from stopping them, once you "agree" to a TOS, that if you don't connect to the internet so often for "security updates" that the functionality will be reduced or just stop working.
    I've played around with Mac, I've played around with different versions of Linux...I'll switch rather than pay to play.
     
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  14. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    I don't see any problem with subscription model provided: a) core OS continue working for legitimate user (with security updates), and they aren't forced to 'upgrade' immediately. b) overall TCO remains lower/or comparable to current pricing schemes.
     
  15. Filip B

    Filip B TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +9

    Really? Unix is pretty straight forward.
     
  16. Filip B

    Filip B TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +9

    Technically you don't own any software. If by owning you mean having the ability to do whatever you wish with the product. Can't do that with software.
     
  17. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TS Booster Posts: 142   +47

    I think a lot of you look at it the wrong way. IMHO storage hosting is now the real money making business.

    You won't get a subscription on Windows. You WILL get a subscription for x TB of Onedrive cloud space, and Microsoft will give you the means to manage your files (Windows 365) and edit them (Office 365) with that subscription.

    Windows & Office will be deal sweeteners to get your cloud business.
     
  18. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    *derp* I've been thinking about Linux, but the never took the plunge; with so many games on Steam working with Linux now, I think it would be an easy switch. Lets also not forget that Nvidia has also been working to drivers for Linux (AMD too, I think).
     
  19. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    Yes, reasonably stupid. M$ can go to hell if they think I'd be interested an OS subscription model. Office 365 is fine because I don't need it. It's either flat out buy a copy of Win 10 from them or turn to piracy as far as I'm concerned. And why are we paying for it anyway? Last I heard legit 7 & 8 users are being upgraded for free anyway.
     
  20. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    @skid
    It is about what will happen beyond Win10. You are absolutely right as for legitimate Win7/8 users there is nothing to worry about. Personally I don't see any problem with their intended future model as long as it is within bounds which I've stated in my previous post.
     
  21. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 362   +49

    This may not mean that a subscription is in the works (except maybe for business customers). We should wait until more information becomes available.
     
  22. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    As long as they continue to offer a one time purchase license, I don't have an issue either. I'm not paying a subscription, no matter what the amount may be. There are many things to worry about on a monthly basis, for me an OS is not one of them.
     
  23. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    I love how so many people are already mad at Microsoft for something they think they might do in the future(but most likely never probably never planned to do in the first place. After MS has to make an official announcement to address false rumors everyone will declare victory over the tech giant.

    People will find a reason to hate something even if they have to make one up. Really guys, There quite literally has been nothing to suggest that MS will be using a subscription based model for Windows 10. And nothing about the name "Windows 365" suggests that it will be subscription based. If anything at all, what they will have is heavy cloud and office integration IF YOU SO CHOOSE TO HAVE IT.

    While some people may not want to live the "Microsoft lifestyle", having access to word, excel, office and one drive on any computer just by logging into my email is incredibly convenient. That and syncing with my phone makes working on the go a lot easier. I never work from my phone, but it is nice to be able to browse and edit important documents whenever I have an extra moment. Keep in mind, all of what I just mentioned is 100% free

    Now can we all quit making up baseless rumors and talking about how much we are going to hate MS for it? It's like people want to hate MS but can't find a reason(which is kind of funny, because they give you plenty).
     
  24. Sorry man, you're out of luck then. Most of the software you "buy" is actually a rented license to use it. Check the EULA of your favorite softwares sometime, you'll be surprised. You never "owned" a single microsoft product, ever, not even MS-Dos 3.x.

    Aside that.. The arguement that a recurring license is stupid is quite true, and on that I agree with you.
     
  25. They couldn't pay me to use it until after all the tracking junk has been ripped out and the obvious security 'oversights' patched.
     

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