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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I think subscriptions could end up being cheaper, or at least in line with those who stay up to date in newer versions. However, for those who pirate software, this model will not save them money
    Point taken but the problem is that not everyone feels the need to stay up to date - certainly many companies baulked at the ribbon theme when it was introduced and some still do today. What the whole 'argument' is boiling down to is user choice which MS seem determined to stop irrespective as to the under the hood benefits of W8 and maybe Office 2013 although I can't comment on the latter as haven't gone anywhere near it.

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    They might work out ok for people like pp. Those who need a lot of software all the time e.g those in IT.

    For the average user - not likely. There is no sense in MS moving to something which gets them less revenue.

    It won't necessarily just be for obvious things like Office.

    MS are intent on monetising the consumer. That is what win 8 is for - it is the first step.
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    many companies balk at upgrades due to the high costs associated with the software. The subscription model could help this.
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    It is the consumer MS are after with this stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It is the consumer MS are after with this stuff.
    Well I wish them the best of luck with that idea as the media are seemingly turning against W8 and they do influence consumers. It's not in anyone's interests for W8 to be another Vista. The simple fact is (as has been discussed endlessly here in the past) is they could have the $$'s from consumer if they had just offered the choice at install time and not tried to force Metro UI. The Modern UI could then have been allowed to evolve over time.
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    Understand, but consumers often have multiple machines and tend to stay up to date. Not many still run office 2003, far more are in 2010.
    People pay for Netflix, people pay for world of warcraft, people pay for Xbox live, people pay for cell phone service. These are all subscription based services.

    I work for a company that sells software on a subscription model and we have for years. Customers appreciate not being locked into something. They but what they need, when they need it. Try to buy 10 copies of office and then return 2 of them a year later when two employees quit..it doesn't work.

    I just find people focus too much on the perceived negatives of things like this.
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    People pay for Netflix, people pay for world of warcraft, people pay for Xbox live, people pay for cell phone service. These are all subscription based services.
    Yes, exactly.

    People also pay a lot for tv and so on.

    Makes perfect sense for MS to move them to paying for the use of the os and services.

    If they can cough up for all those things - surely the os you are using is worth $x bucks a month.

    That is a lot better for MS than just getting $60 for the oem license - then nothing for god knows many years till you buy the next pc.

    With a phone style os - they have control of everything - they will get some kind of benefit - ad revenue , direct individual payments -some kind of cut from netflix and similar - they will be protecting the "rights", or licensing the tech to do so etc etc etc. or a monthly fee to cover it all.

    The users will end up paying much much more than they do now.

    And it will be the same across all devices - they all have in effect the same phone style os.

    That will work out very well for MS.
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  8. #98


    Some users might pay less. I know of a husband and wife who have 2 computers and bought 2 copies of office 2010 professional for 400 each. That's 800. Would pay for 8 years of office 365. Or say 24 months until they found another product that potentially met their needs, or they retired and no longer needed their office software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Same old stuff. Just a different day......
    Sure is
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Some users might pay less. I know of a husband and wife who have 2 computers and bought 2 copies of office 2010 professional for 400 each. That's 800. Would pay for 8 years of office 365. Or say 24 months until they found another product that potentially met their needs, or they retired and no longer needed their office software.
    If, and it's a big if, MS are going down the subscription route it could just work out for them. But it's a huge gamble and as the figures role in this year (not from MS) then we will all be enlightened one way or the other.
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