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    Default Would you pay a monthly free to use Windows 10?

    A few tech reporters including Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet's All About Microsoft are saying that Microsoft may start charging a monthly fee for Windows 10. This has kind of been rumoured for a while with Microsoft calling Windows a service.

    In a new report, CNet’s well connected Microsoft specialist Mary Jo Foley reports the company will soon launch ‘Microsoft Managed Desktop’ which will charge a monthly fee to configure computers running Windows 10 and keep them running smoothly as new updates are released.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonk.../#6d90eb3072c1

    It appears that this will be rolled out to businesses first. Not sure if this will mean consumers too.

    Like most everyone else I've used Windows for years. Decades. But I've become pretty comfortable with various Linux distros recently and my new favorite laptop is a Chromebook. Earlier this year I even stopped using Office 365. I doubt I would pay monthly for Windows now that I'm comfortable with other options and don't even use MS services much anymore, but I know millions of people are pretty much stuck.

    Would you pay a monthly fee for Windows if it meant worry free updates, and maintenance?
    If so, how much do you think is fair?

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    Nope. This is nothing but a cash grab against those of us that only upgrade our OS when we upgrade our computers.

    Would you pay a monthly fee for Windows if it meant worry free updates, and maintenance?
    If so, how much do you think is fair?
    I hate this question and I refuse to answer it, unless heavily biased in my favor, whenever it is presented. Some people love this method, I'm just not one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulcrum View Post

    I hate this question and I refuse to answer it, unless heavily biased in my favor, whenever it is presented. Some people love this method, I'm just not one of them.
    LOL! You know I don't work for MS right? But I get where you're coming from. If it does roll out to consumers I will probably be a Linux, and Chromebook guy from there on out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold Mansfield View Post
    LOL! You know I don't work for MS right?
    Well these are the interwebz and you are a software guy.
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    I'm actually not a software guy at all. At least not in terms of designing, selling, or promoting software in any way at all. I'm certainly no Windows fanboy. When it comes to Windows I'm like Frank Costanza during the Festivus airing of grievances, "I got a lot of problems with you people!"

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