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Microsoft broke British and European competition laws, UK reseller tells High Court

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: Microsoft Maths

Or just go back to "the good old days" where you buy an OS, software, programmes, apps, whatever as you see fit and you "own" it for life. And like with physical products, you get support and a "warranty" for 5 years, ie bug fixes. After that, you are on your own unless you buy the newer, latest version.

"App" developers, both small and large, get constant income from sales, when the new version comes out, the old version stops being sold. It's still a constant income, if not as high as subscription services, because people will pay, I dunno, £10 for an "app", every few years or so rather than "only" £2 per month for as long as they want the app. Likewise, something like MS Office for say £250 rather than "only" £10 per month for life.

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