It seems then some MT members are interested to discuss this topic on other threads where it is off-topic.
That what I was thinking about - give customers option to choose between several options like subscriptions for Windows only, Windows + Office and OneDrive, Windows + OneDrive etc.It will probably be added to the 365 subscription. That's the most probable reason for the name change.
what's a fair amount and what is the reason for it after all these years?
Can't see why you stuck on Microsoft Office 2016, when Microsoft supplies Office 2019 as a one time purchase as well, right at the bottom of the page, https://products.office.com/en-us/compare-all-microsoft-office-productsNot a fan of any OS being subscription. Nor am I a fan of subscribing to an office program, which is why I'm staying with MS Office 2016. Should it ever become unusable, I'll move to LibreOffice or WPS Office.
Exactly, Personal, not Home plan which is 99€ a year.How is that? Office 365 Personal is 69 EUR a year (at least in NL).
Microsoft doesn't care about pirated copies of Windows, at least on home users.So by switching to a monthly/yearly subscription, what happens to all those hundreds of millions who in essence paid for Windows when they paid for their OEM computers? There should be a timed limit then, embedded with the license in the motherboard BIOS? Five years following purchase, then you pay a subscription? How are you going to test the market for something like this, it's such a huge scale.
Why re-invent the wheel? Many antivirus have stripped-down free versions of their paid products. If Microsoft wants to get more aggressive with cracks, it can do so at its discretion. Here's something on KMSpico just from a quick search. Besides, Microsoft largely parted company with Windows years ago to focus on other things like R & D, cloud computing, and Mars exploration.