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Software subscriptions: progressive or premature?

  1. #41


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Now it is the chromebook thread?
    it is when somebody says "nobody wants them".

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  2. #42


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    it is when somebody says "nobody wants them"

    That's obviously bollocks - "somebody" has to be Cokie, then.
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  3. #43


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL.

    I think you missed the point.

    Look at this question:

    Shall I beat you now, or shall I beat you later?

    Now look at this :

    Software subscriptions: progressive or premature?

    They are examples of what is commonly called a loaded question.

    They presuppose something. The idea is to restrict replies to those which fit the questioner's agenda.
    Then what's your answer to that question?
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  4. #44


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    it is when somebody says "nobody wants them"

    That's obviously bollocks - "somebody" has to be Cokie, then.
    I believe that's actually the rest of society considering they've been out for like what, since 2010? It's been found that Windows RT has outsold chromebooks.

    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.
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  5. #45


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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Now it is the chromebook thread?
    Not at all it's a thred "aboot" Dumb Terminal Programs and OS's - If Chrome OS is one, I wanna see it.

    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.
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  6. #46


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    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.
    No, they don't do everything. But for $250, for me, they do more than enough. Full size keyboard and decent touchpad. Long battery life, matte finish screen, USB 3.0, HDMI output, and an OS that doesn't require any housekeeping, and doesn't get viruses, malware and spyware...which can be reset in under 30 seconds to factory defaults is just perfect. My kids can surf and surf and surf and nothing bad happens, nothing gets installed, etc.
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  7. #47


    Backlash begins against Adobe's subscription-only plan

    Computerworld - 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."
    Backlash begins against Adobe's subscription-only plan - Computerworld
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  8. #48


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Pure unbridled greed. I think tho most companies will fail at this, as other co's will offer traditional ownable softwares and people will flock to that.
    That's the truth right there. This is about bringing the customers wallet back to the table to extract more cash out of it.

    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.
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  9. #49


    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Pure unbridled greed. I think tho most companies will fail at this, as other co's will offer traditional ownable softwares and people will flock to that.
    That's the truth right there. This is about bringing the customers wallet back to the table to extract more cash out of it.

    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.
    To add to that you do not have to relearn how to use it again by sticking to the old tried and true.
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  10. #50


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    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Office News - Software subscriptions: #progressive or #premature?
    Like Adobe, we think subscription software-as-a-service is the future. The
    benefits to consumers are huge.
    I don't know about that. The subscription model can work out very expensive. Especially if you need to do any commercial work at home. As I am self employed and have 3 computers. One is used for business. As basically I only use Excel and Word I would need one Office Home & Business license and 2 Home & Student.

    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.
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