Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

  1. #31


    I might want a subscription for some devices... more likely to keep Windows 8.1 in PCs and move my note and small devices to Windows 9.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #32


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    Based on Windows 8 and 8.1, I, for one, am in no hurry to be Microsoft's guinea pig again....................I'm just going to relax and watch from the sidelines.
    100%
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #33


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I for my part will try out anything they come up with - in a virtual partition. It's fun to discover new things. And how else could I get an educated opinion whether the new product suits me or not - and that does not mean whether it is good or bad. Different people may come to different conclusions.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #34


    Totally agree with you, whs. That's what's exciting about computing whether one is a novice or advanced geek performing as a hobby, an IT Pro or retired Pro, or just an every day user. It changes exponentially quicker than other industries.

    Personally I'm just learning it and sometimes find it difficult to keep up with the changes. The building industry certainly didn't/doesn't change this fast! We've basically been building with the same principles since Roman times. Not so with computing. Something new just about every day. That's the thrill of it to me.

    The forum is a great way to express viewpoints no matter what they are.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #35


    Agree. Being in IT means I have to learn stuff even when I have no interest in it. I have to learn server 2012, I have to learn the new CentOS 7 Linux, I have to build and deploy Windows 7 and 8, along with Office 2010 and 2013. With iPhones coming into the organization, I have to be able to support them. Most of the time it's fun, but sometimes a drag. Fortunately I love to learn, play and experiment.
    In the past 5 years, I've witnessed the biggest shift in server hosting that I have ever seen. We've moved nearly everything out of doing it yourself, to having it run in the Amazon cloud. We don't fix broken servers, we simply terminate them and spin up a new instance. All server builds are scripted, heck we barely do backups at all anymore. No separate dev, qa and prod environments, we just spin it up, via dns switch it from qa to prod, and respin a new qa from the newest prod.

    It can really make your head spin sometimes.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #36


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    I must be showing my age! I just want something that works out of the box, does exactly what I want it to do, in the fastest, simplest way. I used to be like pparks:

    Fortunately I love to learn, play and experiment.
    And enjoyed challenges, but alas, W8 saga finished it for me.

    Aside from a little window dressing, the only advantage I gained from it was a marginally faster OS after I got it configured as per W7. And the problems ... legion ... enough said.

    Since I'm totally not interested, nor need the cloud, the only thing that would interest me would be something that is radically new and faster, like NBN fibre optic iNet, SSD HDs, etc.

    Most stuff concerning apps & touch GUI devices I can learn from my i5s Apple mobile.

    Hopefully I'll be able to glean enough from the experiences of others on this forum to decide if W9 interests me. So adios for the time being amigos!

    ps: As an aside, Windows 7 Forum membership is a tad under 300,000. W8 is 44,000 odd. That really says it all ... almost 700% more.
    Last edited by Mustang; 25 Aug 2014 at 14:17.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #37


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I must be showing my age
    C'mon Mustang. You cannot be that old. I am still enjoying that stuff at 76.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid
    So, in the long run it is cheaper for us (the consumer)
    $100 a year is not cheaper. Over 5 years it makes $500. Much more expensive. But there should be different subscriptions for different users, with the same OS. (Instead of different OSes)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid
    So, in the long run it is cheaper for us (the consumer)
    $100 a year is not cheaper. Over 5 years it makes $500. Much more expensive. But there should be different subscriptions for different users, with the same OS. (Instead of different OSes)
    I assume you are talking about Office 365. $100 per year gives you 5 full installs of 2013 professional plus, which alone is $400 each. If you needed 2 copies that would have bee $800 all up front. And when a new version comes out, you have to buy again. With the sub, maybe you pay for just 2 years and then realize you no longer need it. Or you sell your other 3 installs for $20 each, making your cost now only $40 per year for $800 worth of software. Would take 20 years to break even, and it leaves more money in your pocket versus having to shell out all of the money up front like you do with conventional licensing.


    If you only need word and Excel, better off just buying 1 copy of home and student. If you need the full suite And especially if you need at least 2 copies, Office 365 seems like a no-brainer.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #40


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid
    So, in the long run it is cheaper for us (the consumer)
    $100 a year is not cheaper. Over 5 years it makes $500. Much more expensive. But there should be different subscriptions for different users, with the same OS. (Instead of different OSes)
    I think you are basing that off the current XP model
    Where you only pay so much and use it forever. Never ever upgrading.
    XP was never ever meant to last as long as it did, that was an huge MS screw-up
    they had issues gleaning new OS tech and advancing the overall Windows Kernal and stuff
    They had to reset a couple of times between XP SP2 and Vista
    Otherwise, we would already be completely and fully on Windows 10 by now.
    And looking at Windows 11 next year instead of 9.
    It's a 3 year cycle for new OS/Office upgrades, give or take, and they are sticking to it now.
    With the Kernal unification, there shouldn't ever be another 15 year old OS again.

    So, if you go with upgrading all the time,, trust me,, do the math, it's cheaper.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift
Related Threads
please help me
This is my first time posting this but im trying to find a solution to this problem, EVERY key except for the c can be capitalized using the shift key, when i press the shift and the c i get ..nothing..but if i use caps lock and c i get C ...i tried using ctrl and c and that works perfectly...
I have Windows 8 Enterprise(Build 9200)..In this version of windows i install NFS Shift but i can't Start Career..when i Click Start Career the game stop working and closed..can anybody tell me what can i do about it??
Solved Shift+2 in General Support
Hello again. My keyboard language is not in english and there is one very uncomfortable thing - to get an @ sign i have to press Ctrl + Alt + 2. Is there a way to change just one combination, the @ sign - to get it same way as english keyboard?
Control-shift-zero usable w/in apps. The following was true under Windows 7: An input method editor (IME) keyboard shortcut lets you switch the input language. By design, the CTRL+SHIFT+0 key assignment is standard for all users. However, some applications might use this keyboard shortcut...
Hi all Here's a little warning of what could happen if you start becoming too reliant on using "The Cloud". Twitter was forced to turn over a huge amount of its data to the FBI -- didn't matter if you were resident of a country not subject to the USA's internal policy or legislation. Maybe...
The post on the NDTV Profit news channel site clearly states that according to the sources within Microsoft,the next Operating System will be cloud based. Rajan Anandan, MD of Microsoft India also added that ďAll new products from here on will be offered over the cloud, as well as on-premise....
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook