Windows 10 microsoft's outlandish plan to impose fees … [poll]

would you pay subscription fee?

  • $70 enterprise edition (inc pkg #3)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $28 professional edition (inc pkg #2)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $23 professional edition (inc pkg #1)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $13 home edition (inc pkg #2)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $8 home edition (inc pkg #1)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $6 home edition (basic+)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $0 home edition (basic)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • no windows os

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    0
  • Poll closed .

pnamajck

Honorable Member
[the nitty-gritty facts 'n rumors reside toward bottom of post.]

how to use the above poll:
this includes only one license.
the amount is a monthly recurring subscription charge.
this is for your own personal computer or home environment (non-commercial).
you are entitled to make two choices.
poll closes in 31 days (but might end up being extended).
choosing "no windows os" might infer the user wishes to use unixopen-bsd … or other operating system(s).
pls feel free to offer comments/conjecture below.
the content (prices/plans/options) of this poll is fiction … so, have fun!​

basic
includes all microsoft patches and security updates
includes 10 apps*
includes no personal support
includes no network
includes no cloud-storage​

basic+
includes all microsoft patches and security updates
includes 10 apps*
includes no personal support
includes 1 p2p network and 2 other connections (printer, tv, etc.)
includes 10gb cloud-storage
includes one virtual desktop
includes one vpn​

pkg#1
includes all microsoft patches and security updates
includes 20 apps*
includes 1 hour of personal support (per quarter)
includes 1 p2p network and 2 other connections (printer, tv, etc.)
includes direct-x
includes 50gb cloud-storage
includes one virtual desktop
includes one vpn​

pkg#2
includes all microsoft patches and security updates
includes 30 apps*
includes 1 hour of personal support (per quarter)
includes 3 p2p network and 6 other connections (printer, tv, etc.)
includes direct-x
includes 100gb cloud-storage
includes one virtual desktop
includes one vpn​

pkg#3
includes all microsoft patches and security updates
includes 30 apps*
includes 12 hours of personal support (annually)
includes unlimited p2p network and connections (printer, tv, etc.)
includes direct-x
includes built-in protocols for facial/fingerprint/voice-recognition
includes built-in protocols for iot (internet-of-things)
includes 250gb cloud-storage
includes one virtual desktop
includes one vpn
includes one surface-tablet** delivered to door.
includes dead-man trigger***​

footnotes:
* customer's own choice
** surface-tablet: Microsoft and IBM in a deal to push Surface devices to enterprises
*** click series of three keystrokes … and every datum on master-drive gets overwritten with 0's or dummy-text.
p2p implies two computers communicating with each other.

couple things to keep in mind:
basic
and pkg#1 editions are mostly for private single person … the packages in between are for husband/wife couple (two room-mates, etc) … the enterprise edition (pkg#3) is meant for whole house … or those wanting executive privileges.

scenario:
if husband and wife and each of three children had computers in their house … each would probably need license for pkg#1 … and a single enterprise edition would be necessary to tie everything together. why pkg#1 … because most kids love playing nintendo/xbox games and listening to music … etc.

= = =​

nitty-gritty:
while the content (prices/plans/options) of the poll above is fictitious … this nitty-gritty is the real thing.

this past july … microsoft confirmed they will start imposing monthly subscription fees. at present time, only for the one certain echelon/tier of their enterprise model … however, this may very well catapult to include everyone using windows operating systems.

according to one source … microsoft's total revenue for 2015 (fiscal-year) was $93.6b … after everything's said and done … net profit was a purported $12.2b

they've already been charging for office-365 as well as azure … and now, some of win-10. according to one source: "70 million people pay to use Office 365 every month". so … where does it all stop?

disclaimer:
this poll was created for dynamic aesthetics and entertainment folly only … i am, sadly, lacking in facts, knowledge and prescience. a typical scenario might seem outlandish … and may/mayn't figure into the real world accurately. however … life is not, nor will it ever remain, static … it is always evolving and always changing. same goes for economics and politics.

i thought "windows-news" region was the most diplomatically acceptable … hope the public is agreeable.
i also wish to thank fellow member Ron Leinweber Anniversary update problem for opening my eyes to microsoft's grand scheme.

ref:
Anniversary update problem
 
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