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Windows 10 suck! I can't see why some would want to upgrade it from the much superior Windows 7.
Direct 12 has been proven time and time again that it make games run worse than Direct 11. Lot of people tested on Warhammer recently (my favorite PC game currently) and it ran like a$$!



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theprof00 said:
barneystinson69 said:

Saw the article this morning. Clickbait (its for business only).

It pertains to Azure. Azure IS xboxlive.

While it's currently only for business, this could easily develop into windows users paying for live.

Sadily this is probably the direction they will take.  Once they phase out XBOX consoles in 5 years they will want to be able to get that LIVE money back somehow...



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Wii:100-120 million, PS3:80-110 million, 360:70-100 million

[Prediction Made 11/5/2009]

3DS: 65m, PSV: 22m, Wii U: 18-22m, PS4: 80-120m, X1: 35-55m

I gauruntee the PS5 comes out after only 5-6 years after the launch of the PS4.

[Prediction Made 6/18/2014]

Teeqoz said:
If I ran a business, I would switch to Linux fast as fuuuuuck lol.

If you ran a business, you would know the values of Windows Platform and the simplicity for users it has over linus. The average joe could not survive on Linus. 



 

peterdavid12345 said:
Windows 10 suck! I can't see why some would want to upgrade it from the much superior Windows 7.
Direct 12 has been proven time and time again that it make games run worse than Direct 11. Lot of people tested on Warhammer recently (my favorite PC game currently) and it ran like a$$!

After using Windows 10 for a year I can definitely say it is now my favorite windows.

10, 7, XP and 98SE. They are the definitive windows experiences! Anything else between is irrelevant.



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LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m       2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m        2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)

Barkley said:
peterdavid12345 said:
Windows 10 suck! I can't see why some would want to upgrade it from the much superior Windows 7.
Direct 12 has been proven time and time again that it make games run worse than Direct 11. Lot of people tested on Warhammer recently (my favorite PC game currently) and it ran like a$$!

After using Windows 10 for a year I can definitely say it is now my favorite windows.

10, 7, XP and 98SE. They are the definitive windows experiences! Anything else between is irrelevant.

Meh, my brother has one, i tried sometimes ago, didn't like it. Wins 7 is still much better imho.



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JRPGfan said:
Okay guys be real...

How long until MS starts implimenting ad-banners into the free versions of windows 10, to get some ad revenue?

Oh, it'll happen.  Just like they had ads on the XB Store, even if you were a subscriber to Gold.



Azzanation said:

That would generate a butt load of cash. I doubt it but if they do and gamers decide to drop out, how do they expect to play X1 Exclusives? Back to Xbox haha. They cant really lose, no matter which way they take. I hope they dont do it though. 

As XBO has proven, gamers can do just fine without Xbox exclusives.  And if they do do this on a consumer level, I see a lot of gamers switching to SteamOS, Apple, or just "downgrading" to Windows 7.

And yes, just like with XBO, if MS continues to push anti-consumer policies using their past dominance as leverage, they can lose.  Big.  The XBO will be lucky to end the gen at 50M, far from the 100M+ the PS4 is targeting.  A far cry from last gen.  Imagine if Google comes out with a retooled Android for PCs, that supports Steam.  They could crush Windows if enough people get upset about MS's policies.



The article is not stating the situation correctly. From the official blog of MS this monthly subscription will be an additional licensing model for Enterprise and business customers, not a replacement. Office365 already has both a yearly and monthly plan in addition to being able to purchase a full Office 2013 and 2016 license.

The premise behind this option is that it enters you into the Software Assurance like program without having to buy it separately. This gives you all upgrades to newer versions so so long as you are still paying the subscription fee. That and MS loves money and although you get a better support structure from MS by going subscription it is much more costly than the older licensing models.



Time to switch over to another OS.
MS is upgrading people's OS behind their back anyway.



 

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Acevil said:
Teeqoz said:
If I ran a business, I would switch to Linux fast as fuuuuuck lol.

If you ran a business, you would know the values of Windows Platform and the simplicity for users it has over linus. The average joe could not survive on Linus. 

Depends on what kind of business and the size of the business. Like I said in a previous comment, yeah, ofcourse I wouldn't switch over if I ran some massive enterprise, but say if I only had 5-10 employers, it would be feasible.

Also, it's Linux, not Linus.

And you are also overdoing the user unfriendliness if Linux. Maybe your average 35-40 year old would struggle to adapt, but someone straight out of college would adapt in no time. Linux isn't way more complicated than Windows, it's just different.