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drhowarddrfine



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drhowarddrfine
Microsoft wants you to pay by how much you use Windows:
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Microsoft's plan would instead monitor the machine to track things such as disk storage space, processor cores and memory used, then bill the user for what was consumed during a set period.

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the company admitted that the overall cost to the user might be higher than for a standard PC purchase.

Five Reasons Microsoft Wants To Do This
1. The Road Has Run Out On Microsoft's Traditional Software Licensing Business Model.
2. The Pay As You Go Model Makes Microsoft The Sole Toll Taker.
3. Microsoft Wants Your Credit Card.
4. Google Is Eating Microsoft's Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.
5. Microsoft Wants To Control The Horizontal And Vertical Of Your Internet Experience.
Post 30 Dec 2008, 15:53
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revolution
When all else fails, read the source


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revolution
Yeah, it is a pity really. Greedy as ever of course, just like most corporations these days.

I can't wait to see the hacks that would come out to circumvent this nonsense. My computer reporting to MS: "Hi MS, I wasn't used at all for anything whatsoever, all values are -∞". And, the ultimate, as usual, is not to communicate at all.

Is it not a type of computer tax?
Post 30 Dec 2008, 16:03
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vid
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well, as far as I know, they only patended idea of such scheme. Don't they patent load of crap all the time, "just in case"?


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Post 30 Dec 2008, 17:24
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edfed



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Post 30 Dec 2008, 18:17
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asmcoder



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Post 30 Dec 2008, 19:36
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bitRAKE



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I heard it was going to be another option - not the only one. MS is well aware that many businesses would never fall into such a model.
Post 31 Dec 2008, 02:42
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drhowarddrfine



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They're already charging in some countries: Link
Post 31 Dec 2008, 16:30
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