it is when somebody says "nobody wants them"
That's obviously bollocks - "somebody" has to be Cokie, then.
Seriously, google's adverts for the chromebook look like they only cost 250 dollars. They're just random youtube video clips of people using a laptop it seems with large bold colored text saying ultimately, "For everyone." False, I cannot convert FLAC to WMA with that. So it is not for me.
I could not get the Haxxo guys Thumb driver version to start at all, I used a SUXE? SUSe version, looks nice, but it did nto see my wifi card, so I could not try out any of the offered apps.
Backlash begins against Adobe's subscription-only planBacklash begins against Adobe's subscription-only plan - ComputerworldComputerworld - A petition on Change.org demanding that Adobe back away from its subscription-only model for its creativity software, including Photoshop, has collected over 4,400 signatures by late Thursday.
And those thousands of customers were unhappy at Adobe for pushing them toward subscriptions. Very unhappy.
"Paying Adobe rent for the rest of my life is absurd," said Nick Scott, who left a comment on the petition's page. "I'll definitely be looking elsewhere next time I need to upgrade."
I'm still on Office 2003 with several computers as well as XP. I've gotten my moneys worth out of them and it can be looked at as an excellent investment.
I also drive a 1998 car and I haven't had a car payment for a very long time. I would hate if there was no way to own a car and you would be forever leasing. People would quickly see that not having that option would be a bad idea. There are benefits to refreshing your product and getting what is new, but for some, sticking with the old paid for product works just fine and saves you money.
If I buy them as individual licenses the cost to me is $722.84
The subscription cost per year is $394.08.
Between now and the year 2020 (when my current Office 2010 stops receiving updates)
The purchased Office 2013 would have cost $722.84
The subscription model would cost $2758.56.
The only consumers I can think of that are benefiting are the ones that own Microsoft shares.