Re: that other OS
- Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:27:39 +0000
- From: Joe <joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: that other OS
On Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:01:39 -0500
Doug <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 11/16/2018 11:32 AM, mick crane wrote:
> > I use windows I'm not ashamed to say that.
> > I noticed tho that there is a new message
> > "Windows is a service..."
> > This is that thing where they want people to pay a monthly fee to
> > use the OS, like adobe apparently did with their photo suite.
> > Just saying, prepare for stampede of ex windows users.
> Are they going to send an "upgrade" that will stop Windows from
> working if you don't subscribe?
It was stated when Windows 10 was released that it would be the last
ever named/numbered version, implying that future revenues would come
from some sort of rent-seeking, as has happened with most of Office.
It's what Bill has always wanted to do, right from early DOS days. The
current infatuation with The Cloud isn't the first attempt to take
custody of peoples' data, just the first successful one.