Microsoft doesn't care about pirated copies of Windows, at least on home users.
Microsoft is more worried about companies activating pirated copies in bulk, since it's their main market. They also said multiple times, their focus is on APPs and Services, not Windows.
Microsoft is not stupid enough to turn Windows into a subcription service, not exclusively at least (even Microsoft Office is sold at retail as one time purchase, no subcription is forced).
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, Compare All Microsoft Office Products | Microsoft Office
Exactly, Personal, not Home plan which is 99€ a year.
Would be illegal for Microsoft to supply the same plan with different prices around Europe.
Will they ever leave us alone? No they will screw us with buggy updates and nag us to upgrade because 1909 is no longer supported. OEMS will stop releasing drivers that support this build. Dude they've got the power, so they can do whatever they like.If MS is considering subscriptions for Windows, a solution is to offer one version as subscription and load it with their latest and greatest innovations. A lesser version, maybe the current Windows 10 1909 would remain free, but not get all the fancy glitter and baubles.
That make sense, there's no reason to waste over 200€ everytime there's a new Office version if everything is working fine.I've stayed with it because it's paid for. Prior to 2016, I had 2003. I only upgraded because the people I deal with all want DOCX for some reason, and 2003 was giving me some problems on Windows 10
Even though I agree, there's not exactly alternative to Windows, due to Linux being extremely fragmented.But they don't have the power. They've convinced some people they do, and those are the ones who obediently go along with them. There are alternatives, and MS is very much aware of them. Forcing someone to not only upgrade but to begin paying a monthly fee borders on extortion. I think it would be one step too far for MS.
My problem with Linux is, it ain't click and go like Windows. I don't want to have to jump through a bunch of damned hoops to do something I can do on Windows with the click of a mouse. Also, some of the software I use at least weekly isn't available with Linux.
Can you explain this? I do stuff in linux ten times faster than in windows