Microsoft to shut down TechNet subscription service

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  1. ronjor

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    Yep, I just got that email. It's like Microsoft doesn't want any customers.
     
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    Another step in the overly harsh clampdown of piracy I guess (along with subscriptions...)
     
  5. siljaline

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    Some MVP's would say this is pointed squarely at them as MS continues it's cost-cutting ways.

     
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    And some wouldn't say that. ;)
     
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    It would depend on how much of a geek you are ;) Or not, and how much one would use the software the benefit allows.
     
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    It's just money that I was giving them that they won't get anymore. Stupid business model. Their loss. I guess I'll be posting in the Linux section more. o_O
     
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    I wish them luck. MS doesn't seem to be in a listening mood as of late.
     
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    They should have shutdown Windows 8 first until they split off one release for tabs, mob devices and the other naturally without Metro & store for desktops and business users.
     
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    Their goal is one Windows for all devices, so that shuts that idea down unfortunately.
     
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    Bad goal, bad results... :)
     
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    Oh... One Windows to rule them all, I see. But, in this case, it will fail them all. :D They should go out and try and find a hobbit to assist them in the task. :p
     
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    As long as Ballmer rules the roost, things won't change much. They're really treating their customers and devs crappily with moves like this. I see MS being a subscription/cloud only company very soon like Adobe is heading to. The days of owning a copy of Windows or any MS software are probably coming to a close.
     
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    Yeah, they are because they can. And they will probably come out great financially, regardless. But unfortunately, there is some suffering as a result.
     
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    You can bet your best that their gov windfall sure didn't hurt their inner line the way their sales has bit the bottom line.

    They must believe the entire world is so naive and primitive that no one would notice? :cool:
     
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    Yep, I noticed that one... And apparently, from recent reports, their business is pretty diversified too, so they can actually almost not even care at all about the home market, or even the entire desktop market, and still do well. It's amazing. I sure wish there were more true competition....
     
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    agreed...
     
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    That's completely hilarious. If anything, they ARE in a listening mood: Return of the start button & xbox DRM change.

    I wish them luck because if anything has been proven recently, if you whine loud enough, they will listen.
     
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    The return of the start button was not actually what anyone wanted, and it accomplishes nothing. The people that want a start menu aren't gong to get one. And the only reason there was any change on the XBOX is because the PS4 was outselling it in preorders. If there was no PS4, they would have changed nothing with the XBOX.
     
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    I suspect they are listening to their accountant/shareholders more than users though. They sure won't listening to anyone when they removed it between preview versions of Win8.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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    Actually, I wanted a button. I don't like hidden interface elements that pop up from offscreen. Since Windows 95, we've had the ability to hide the taskbar and have it pop up when needed. I have tried it but I didn't stick with it, and I suspect most others haven't as well. Of course what most people wanted was the actual Start Menu back, but I think the button is a (small) improvement.
     
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    Well all the gripes and disappointments of windows 8 are completely valid and reasonable from both a home user's standpoint as well as the commercial business user's, maybe even more so from their end.

    It's really evident now if it wasn't before that either MS should be busted apart like ma belle was or else some other entities need to take advantage that the current market is more than prime and ripe for an alternative product other then apple and Linux to rebalance this lopsided field MS is feeding on and fueling controversy with by virtue of their monopoly.
     
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    Really? That's not what the media is saying, they are praising the return of the button, making out 8.1 as some kind of holy grail that fixes 8's gripes.

    Please, the Xbox change had nothing to do with preorders. It was the entire ****storm that revolved around Microsoft not properly explaining the DRM and everyone on the Internet talking about it.
     
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