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Microsoft to charge for Updates

Phusius

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#26
...and if they do, they'll inform people about it before they sell it.


Also, never trust college professors. Trust community college teachers even less.
^ Agree, 50 grand in debt with a useless degree because my professors always coddled me telling me I would be ok as long as I stayed with it (when I tried to change majors two different occasions to something more applicable).
 
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...and if they do, they'll inform people about it before they sell it.


Also, never trust college professors. Trust community college teachers even less.
ha one of the great things about attending a state run college during a recession is that many of my classes, including upper division, were taught by Phd. Students. They would take turns teaching my MIS classes and they often contradicted eachother. :banghead:
 
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neither does the Metro interface....:D
Opinions opinions haha.

...and if they do, they'll inform people about it before they sell it.
I could only imagine the backlash they would receive if they ever went that route, which is why I don't believe it will ever happen, at least in the near future.
 
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Not to say "Aleksander Dishnica" is, but that's usually what someone with a cracked OS says.. I don't agree with every update(preferably the ones that don't work), but to say you don't need any is foolish...
I don't know what he was on about but that wouldn't be it. MS allows pirated OS updates. They don't auto-check their validation updates and claim they'd rather you pirate Windows than use something else. The only exceptions are service packs that bundle the validation checks and MS products that interface with MS updates to screw with your settings like MSE.
 
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Does your teacher use a mac?
 
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mac fanboys like to spread FUD so be careful.
 
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So I won't be stuck installing a million additional things, that end up slowing my computer down with MS bloatware?
Sign me up..
But yea, I'm not paying for that...
 

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So I won't be stuck installing a million additional things, that end up slowing my computer down with MS bloatware?
Sign me up..
But yea, I'm not paying for that...
Security updates, patches and added functions are all overrated anyway. Still can't tell trolling from stupidity.
 

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So, it has been revealed to me in class that Microsoft is in the process of switching to a business model where they will make us pay a monthly fee for Windows and Microsoft Products updates. Supposedly it is ~$10 / month for Micorosoft's programming failures and alpha tests of bug patches they call updates. If this happens and they force you to pay for it, bye bye Windows.
You need to find a new class, m'kay?

Microsoft ALREADY charges for support calls. They will NEVER charge for a security update.. they'll be sued by nearly every corporation on the planet.
 
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what cadaveca said... (though they may have the right to charge w/e they want for "windows 9" and onwards I guess?

+if they charge for updates piratebay will need to upgrade their servers ^^, cause ppl wont pay monthly for M$'s failures.

And I highly doubt that MS will start charging for updates before Apple starts doing that (knowing apple's ways...)
 
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MS can't handle business like Apple; I'm quite sure Apple has a patent for that somewhere:roll: