Microsoft to cut manufacturer price for Windows by 70 percent: Bloomberg

Grouter

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Give it to me and I still won't use it. Thank you Microsoft for finally pushing me over to Linux once and for all.
 

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Microsoft should make a version of windows 8 where like iOS you can only download apps from the app store and make it free, could be a great way to target all those people who are currently using pirated windows
 

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Give it to me and I still won't use it. Thank you Microsoft for finally pushing me over to Linux once and for all.
Unfortunately the apps I use are only available on Windows and Mac OS.
 

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Unfortunately the apps I use are only available on Windows and Mac OS.
Thankfully not the case for me. I only have a single spreadsheet that I have to send to my accountant once a year, and that requires excel. So I installed wine and office 2010 on my Linux Mint and it works a peach. Using Libre Office for everything else and loving it.

I tried to like win 8, but just couldn't form a relationship with it that was anything better than love / hate. The hate won. If that is Microsofts future, then I'm done with it forever now.

Each time I try and do something in Linux that I used to do in Windows (convert video or audio, or a wake-on-LAN app, or folder / file comparing) I find a linux app which works better and impresses me.

Using Mint on my main pc, and Mint on my lappy. Android on phone and tablet. Openelec / XBMC on my 3 media centres. MS-free. Bliss.
 
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I only have a single spreadsheet that I have to send to my accountant once a year, and that requires excel. So I installed wine and office 2010 on my Linux Mint and it works a peach. Using Libre Office for everything else and loving it.
Time to upgrade your accountant? Does Save As from Libre not give you good enough results?

But, tbh, MS Office is the leading office package. LibreO is probably 95% there and should be more than adequate for 99% of users. It would need a big backer to leap frog MSO. It seems like the big money (Google) is investing in SaaS and that the MSO vs Open Source battle will become a non-issue, similar to the Windows vs Linux on the desktop. Soon there will not be a desktop at all.
 

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I used Windows 8 / 8.1...it was okay...I went back to Windows 7 and loved it even more!!

Will wait and see what the next Windows (Windows 9) will offer...but I am not expecting much :(
 
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