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Comment: Re:"as a Service" = you have to buy it Every Year? (Score 1) 157 157

He made an opinion and was attacked for misstating "facts", which he did not state. You are free to disagree with his opinion, of course. I, also, do not agree completely with his opinion. We don't know where Microsoft is heading. Or at least, I don't.

I can see, though, how one would feel that they are going towards subscription models for their products. They've taken the first step to do so with Office by offering subscriptions in addition to boxed copies: something they did not do years ago. On some platforms, such as the iPad, a subscription is requirement to have Office be anything other than a viewer only.

Again, no one said Microsoft is guaranteed to move to a subscription model for Windows. We don't know if they will or will not. It is possible, though, to interpret some of their recent moves and past philosophies in such a way such that it's a possible path for them to take.

Comment: Re:"as a Service" = you have to buy it Every Year? (Score 1) 157 157

Yes it is. I did not say it was *only* available in a subscription, but they are *moving* in that direction. As in, years ago, one bought a boxed copy and had it for as long as one wanted to use it, but now they offer both. It's a step in that direction. Maybe they'll take the next step; maybe they won't. We don't know, but they took the first step.

Comment: Re:"as a Service" = you have to buy it Every Year? (Score 1) 157 157

Whether you trust microsoft or not, the fact remains that trying to push the "you need to buy it every year" line as a fact is in direct opposition to what Microsoft is publicly stating at this point.

Yes, that's true, but this whole thread is not about trying to push that as a fact. It was in response to, and I quote, "Seems like this is heading toward a yearly paid subscription model for an OS from Microsoft?" I would emphasis *seems like*. That is an *opinion* and quite a reasonable opinion given Microsoft's track record of

Comment: Re:Makes sense. (Score 1) 278 278

In order to succeed as a scientist, one must be of above-average intelligence.

Could not one of average intelligence yet above-average perseverance perform an experiment building on another's experiment and be called a "successful" scientist. You did not show that above-average intelligence is a necessary condition for success as a scientist.

Comment: Re:Why safari doesn't work for me (Score 1) 310 310

the Windows version [of Safari] is flaky in my experience.

(Emphasis mine).

Do you mean the three-year-old, discontinued, non-supported, version 5.1.7 of Safari for Windows? By citing such dated information, you make me wonder on what basis you've formed the rest of the opinions expressed in your post.

Comment: Re:Pathetic (Score 1) 297 297

Does Robocopy do integrity checking of the copies? Also, with zero retries, what happens on a failed backup? Are you notified? While your solution only takes a moment to set up, there are far better solutions that take as little (or less time) but offer more robust copying, to multiple destinations, with encryption, and without needing to copy over exact copies.

Comment: Re:Interesting..sorta? (Score 3, Insightful) 297 297

TIL is a fairly common, in recent years, initialism for "today I learned." The very first result I got for a Google search for "til" is the TIL Reddit. The very second result was an urban dictionary entry. I don't know why I bothered to do the work for you; I suppose I felt generous being your Google-bot.

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