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Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
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Joe Stanganelli
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12/13/2014 | 4:54:36 AM
Re: The Greed never ends!
I understand the objections and why many would balk, but I'm not convinced a subscription OS is inherently a bad idea.  After all, HP seems to be doing well with its subscription printing program, Instant Ink.
Joe Stanganelli
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12/13/2014 | 4:50:10 AM
Re: As long as it is done right...but will it?
Mark my words: There will never be a mass consumer rush to Linux.

Randall Munroe's XKCD #456 is a good example why.
ChrisMurphy
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12/12/2014 | 6:41:48 PM
Re: As long as it is done right...but will it?
So if Microsoft charges for small units of capability it's nickel and diming consumers, but if Apple creates a model where people pay .$99 for small pieces of software capability on my phone, it's ... business model innovation? This direction just makes sense -- give away the core operating platform (and the upgrades that will make it easier for Microsoft to sunset old versions sooner), and charge for the latest-and-better functions that people see value in. 
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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12/10/2014 | 6:16:53 PM
in other words...
...Windows 10 will seem free, but will have hidden costs, just like everything else on the Internet.


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