Re: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT)

Subject: Re: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT)
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:09:29 -0700

Adobe's "cloud" versions of PhotoShop, Illustrator, Acrobat, etc.
aren't web applications. They're installed locally but have a
subscription model so they stop working if you stop paying and there's
no tech support except for the latest release.

Microsoft has no-installation web versions of some of their Office
apps (Office Live), locally installed subscription versions like
Adobe's (Office 365), and regular old pay-once-use-forever installed
software (Office Home and Business).

I just bought a new PC with 64-bit Windows 7. That's what most large
organizations with conservative software approval policies are using.
They mostly skipped 8 and 8.1, and 10 is still too new, large
organizations typically don't adopt new versions of Windows until
they've been out for over a year.

On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 7:46 AM, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:
> Dumb question: Microsoft and Adobe seem to be pushing the online versions
> of Office etc. Can I assume that I'll still be able to install/use Office
> 2007 or 2010 as well as other apps like Dreamweaver, etc?
> And also if not too off topic, if you were to purchase a new laptop or
> 2-in-1 to run Win10 on, what would you recommend? What would you NOT
> recommend?
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