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    Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions

    Posted: 08 May 2015
    "Windows 10 is going to be the last major revision of the operating system.Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft development executive, said in a conference speech this week that Windows 10 would be the "last version" of the dominant desktop software.
    His comments were echoed by Microsoft which said it would update Windows in future in an "ongoing manner".
    Instead of new stand-alone versions, Windows 10 would be improved in regular instalments, the firm said."

    Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions - BBC News

    Can you say "subscription"?
    OvenMaster's Avatar Posted By: OvenMaster
    08 May 2015

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    Yikes O Rama !
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    I saw this article on May 1st. Of course, I don't have to worry about it until after 2020, or if this Chinese ASUS tower breaks sooner. Just saw the second article on Google news.

    Windows forever: Windows 10 builds will continue even after Microsoft ships it | PCWorld

    Why Windows 10 is the 'last' version of Windows
    Last edited by jamis; 08 May 2015 at 15:08. Reason: added thought
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    I've read it refereed to as a "service" comparing it to the way Chrome is updated or serviced.

    I have to wonder if at some point in time there will be frequent charges for the "service." I can't imagine MS will do it for free and the free version 10 will be a setup for future up grades at a cost.

    I'm just thinking out loud here only because there is never anything free.
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    It is unfortunate that MS releases the information regarding the future Windows strategy in tidbits. That leads to all kinds of speculation. My own speculation is that we can expect either of 2 options - either it is a paid service at some time or it is free and we will be showered with ads. I myself would prefer to pay.
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    When I decide to get Windows 10 all I want to do is buy it, install it, activate it, update it. I would also like the option to pay extra for a Microsoft made DVD of Windows 10.
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    OvenMaster said:

    Can you say "subscription"?
    Dangerous strategy. Obviously they a feeling left behind by their failure to anticipate the mobile revolution and perhaps seeing Google a bit large in the rear view mirror.

    In many ways the revolution is over. The platform is mature and each successive Windows (since ... XP? Vista?) has been more of an update than a new product anyway. Windows is ubiquitous and most people become customers through the act of buying as computer, rather than actually purchasing the product directly. There was little incentive for Windows 7 users to buy Windows 8, and presumably the same will hold for 10.

    Is Office 365 a success? I'm just fine with Office 2007...
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    Running Office2000 on a W7 system. Works just fine thank you. I'm just glad I don't have any incentive, or force, to move off of W7. Like all prior versions of Windows, I'll wait until the one I have is dead and the current one has been wrung out by others. I don't regret missing W98, ME, Vista, W8, & W8.1.
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