Windows monthly charges?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by winmaniac, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. winmaniac

    winmaniac MDL Novice

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    There are many news stories circulating on the web about Microsoft's plan to begin monthly charges soon for updates which they call "Microsoft Managed Desktop". Do you think that would happen? If so that would make using Windows quite expensive for normal users if the price is high. Any alternative?
     
  2. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    Windows Cloud OS trying to copy Chome OS, I would not worry about it, it is not like MS could handle that anytime soon.
     
  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    1. Have not heard anything, this is the first.
    2. As long as have not heard nothing, not needed to think anything.
    3. Until nothing has happened, can not talk about any price.
    4. Then is best not to use Windows. There is always a chance, always is something possible something, what helps. Always have been and always stays.
     
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  4. Saxle

    Saxle MDL Novice

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    #5 Saxle, Sep 9, 2018
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    I think this Microsoft Managed Desktop is for business customers, not for non-business customers yet. And from what I understand it is a pre-built VM cloud-like OS which is regularly updated and managed by Microsoft.
     
  5. winmaniac

    winmaniac MDL Novice

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    That means business customers won't have the option of using normal Windows, so no more Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 LTSB?
     
  6. Saxle

    Saxle MDL Novice

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    I can't imagine Microsoft would ever eliminate the standard Windows desktop for business/consumer. I see this as a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) Cloud OS, similar to how Chrome OS works. This would likely be released in addition to other Microsoft products and services. Since Microsoft has not yet released a statement on what this will be, we can only speculate.
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    It's old news and not for consumer sku's.
     
  8. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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    LOL. If they ever did that to consumers, Satya Nadella might as well put a gun in his mouth and pull the trigger. :suicide: Nobody I know would pay a monthly fee for using Windows 10.
     
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  9. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    yep I agree 100% ;)
     
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  10. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Member

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    :tooth:
     
  11. maddogster

    maddogster MDL Member

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    and if they ever had monthly contracts for consumers on internet, cable and phones.......sorry consumers and mostly sheep pay for anything so why not this as sheep just do and don't think :) also if OS tied into updating software, drivers and other stuff that is managed service contract and consumers pay for antivirus and those fixme stick stuff as majority have no clue about technology and how to manage and update and keep what they own secure over time till they replace with different technojunk :) if price low enough consumers will buy into it but not unless the OS tied into new hardware like phones and their contracts :)
     
  12. oilernut

    oilernut MDL Junior Member

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    They provide a lot of different cloud based solutions for enterprises, for a price. They have managed SQL server as well, but no way is that going to be the only option available.
     
  13. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    the only thing Microsoft will do is not have adds in business OS and charge them for use as a service for updates and improvements , as for consumers you will see more adds they will probably improve the data gathering process on consumers . and nothing will change . Google and Microsoft its all about power and money
     
  14. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    And none could beat Apple!! Apple is the biggest Cheater also!
     
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  15. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Member

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    Hence googles empty chair.