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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 08:07 AM

I wonder how this will go, the imbedded links tell of even more. 

 

I am getting even more doubtful about going to 10!  10 is no longer just an OS it is as stated a "Service", so expect charges for things down the road. 

 

No they won't charge for managing your privacy!

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/08/05/windows-10-charging/2/

 


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Posted 08 August 2015 - 08:13 AM

Personally my belief is Microsoft is entitled to do whatever it wants to do and earn however it wants to earn and customers will vote with their feet. The trouble is in the run up to Windows 10 Microsoft has not been transparent with users so many are not clear on what they are signing up to or from where future costs may come. Microsoft is sitting back and letting ‘Free Windows 10’ do all the selling.

 

About as transparent as mud.



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Posted 08 August 2015 - 09:05 AM

Yeah, and the viewers of that article didn't understand what Mr. Kelly was talking about.  They kept on thinking he was being petty to fault MSFT for being petty, when instead he was suggesting a trend of unbundling the OS and charging for the popular pieces.  So what's free now won't be free later.  Kinda like the difference between basic cable and premium, or the stripped down  versus 'deluxe'.


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 05:49 PM

This does kinda make sense as nothing you get truthfully is really free.


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:15 AM

The article, written on August 5, seems to have been wrong in its predictions.

 

Basic Solitaire has a tiny static ad on the home screen, and, nowhere, is anyone forced to watch a video. Every third game, or so, the player is offered a chance to get an extra deal or a wild card in exchange for watching a video. The "No Thanks" button, easily, takes care of that.

 

As for the DVD Player. Mine was free. My opinion is that the offer was for a limited time, but the player is mine to keep. Time will tell.



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:09 PM

As they say in life nothing ever really is free so whats the big deal anyways if people really want something they will find other options or just pay for it.


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