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Subscription Windows, you knew it was coming, now it's here! (Windows365)

mikeymikec

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Streaming Windows in a web browser isn't quite 'Windows is now on a rent basis'.

Once again though, MS comes up with horrible naming schemes, because 'Windows 365' very much suggests that Windows is moving to a rental system.
 

Insert_Nickname

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May 6, 2012
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Once again though, MS comes up with horrible naming schemes, because 'Windows 365' very much suggests that Windows is moving to a rental system.
Based on my experience it should be called Windows 350-something...

Can't really say I'm surprised.
 

crashtech

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Jan 4, 2013
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Trying to bring back the "thin client?" Hard to imagine a use case that makes this cost-effective.
 

mikeymikec

Lifer
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Trying to bring back the "thin client?" Hard to imagine a use case that makes this cost-effective.
I wish thin clients were actually a price that justifies their existence, IIRC the last time I checked they were similar to a cheap PC. If they were say half the price, I could see an argument for a couple of thin clients hooking up to a desktop around a house; it would certainly be cool to hook up to my desktop from numerous locations cheaply.
 

Muadib

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Time to switch to linux.
I did this back when Windows 7 was going EOL. It didn't last long, and I'm looking forward to Windows 11 for the masses. I'm running 11 on my main desktop, and really like it so far.
 

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