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Why is windows 10 170$ right now? It will end up making me have to give up an ssd due to the major price Increase.

 

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wIn 10 pro? Win 10 home?

Where is it 170$? Do you look at the official store? But what about amazon? Local resellers?

Do you already have a computer with win 10? (you could use that licence, even OEM licences are transferable)

 

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9 minutes ago, MechaToaster said:

Why is windows 10 170$ right now? It will end up making me have to give up an ssd due to the major price Increase.

 

Where are you seeing it for that?

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you should be able to get a cheaper, keys for windows, just search online for oem keys. 

Pretty sure me saying this is allowed on the forum since these are still genuine windows keys.

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Damn! Microsoft is trippin'

 

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"And I'll be damned if I let myself trip from a lesser man's ledge"

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27 minutes ago, MechaToaster said:

Why is windows 10 170$ right now? It will end up making me have to give up an ssd due to the major price Increase.

 

I got my copy of Windows 10 pro for 11 dollars USD Lmao. Just check out scdkeys or kinguin, Kinguin is a personal favorite of Pauls hardware and Tech Quickie has just dropped a video about Win 10 keys.

 

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He asked his question and took off lol.  Funny thread WInblows 10 was free all these years lol,,, This is what happens when you don't listen to uncle billy and upgrade to Win 10 ,, now you have to pay for it,, You learned you lesson tho I can tell.  Listen to uncle billy or you get faked!

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1 minute ago, Radium_Angel said:

Or dump the entire shitshow and move to linux.

I love that post Radium_Angel.  LMAO

 

But wait Linux costs money too no ?  At least the versions I have come across. hmmmmm, sighs

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Just now, Turtle Rig said:

I love that post Radium_Angel.  LMAO

 

But wait Linux costs money too no ?  At least the versions I have come across. hmmmmm, sighs

*Some* distros cost, but the vast majority of them are 100% free. I use Ubuntu 14.04LTS and 16.06LTS and it's totally free, no charge, enjoy, have a nice day.

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5 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

*Some* distros cost, but the vast majority of them are 100% free. I use Ubuntu 14.04LTS and 16.06LTS and it's totally free, no charge, enjoy, have a nice day.

NO sh*T.  What does the LTS stand for ?  I thought even Unbuntu was with money... wtf.... and what not.  Anyhow once he goes to Linux hes going to have issues.  He cant use apps and he cant game.  What is the point of Linux.  It is meant to be a server not a workstation imo.

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34 minutes ago, Velcade said:

Damn! Microsoft is trippin'

 

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HAHAHAHAHAHA $200 OH MY GOD THESE GUYS ARE NUTS

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8 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

*Some* distros cost, but the vast majority of them are 100% free. I use Ubuntu 14.04LTS and 16.06LTS and it's totally free, no charge, enjoy, have a nice day.

They just cost you your time due to having to learn the new environment and if you want to game...good luck getting your entire library to work without some major work xD

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1 minute ago, Turtle Rig said:

NO sh*T.  What does the LTS stand for ?  I thought even Unbuntu was with money... wtf.... and what not.  Anyhow once he goes to Linux hes going to have issues.  He cant use apps and he cant game.  What is the point of Linux.  It is meant to be a server not a workstation imo.

LTS = Long Term Support. Means the distro is supported for 5 years

Steam is native under Linux and there are *tons* of games that run under it just fine. Then there is Steam Play (IIRC that's what it's called) that allows Windows-only games to run under Steam Linux.

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55 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

What does the LTS stand for ?

Long Term Support.

 

Most distributions of Ubuntu are free, I've never came across a Linux distro that cost money though.

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1 hour ago, Turtle Rig said:

NO sh*T.  What does the LTS stand for ?  I thought even Unbuntu was with money... wtf.... and what not.  Anyhow once he goes to Linux hes going to have issues.  He cant use apps and he cant game.  What is the point of Linux.  It is meant to be a server not a workstation imo.

As stated by many others, some Linux distros do cost to use, however, the majority of them are 'free'. What you might be getting confused with is an optional donation that most Linux distro Developers will add to their download page. These 'free' distros have to be maintained and supported somehow as they are open source, without some sort of funding they would quickly die off. I often try to donate and support with whatever I can that is Linux based. 

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Download Windows 10 ISO after purchasing a legit Key on ebay for like $3.  Just cant do reinstalls at will as those are 1 and done keys if I recall correctly.

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3 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

Download Windows 10 ISO after purchasing a legit Key on ebay for like $3.  Just cant do reinstalls at will as those are 1 and done keys if I recall correctly.

A lot of those are from people that stole money and bought keys with it to resell them. Watch the techquickie vid.

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Just now, hiitswilliam said:

A lot of those are from people that stole money and bought keys with it to resell them. Watch the techquickie vid.

A lot of those keys are much cheaper overseas and are for versions of windows meant to be used in that specific country/region which will actually lock out certain features, to say, a resident of the US.

 

Not to sound to callous but since text is all we have....I don't really care how they acquire their licenses.  Whether they are a legit Microsoft provider selling them illegally over Ebay like they are (this is the most likely case imho) or they "found" them one way or another.  For this situation I absolutely don't care how or why.  As long as they have enough reviews to let me know that they are a legit key seller, that's good enough for me!

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1 hour ago, Velcade said:

Damn! Microsoft is trippin'

 

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Don't buy from Microsoft, buy from Newegg or Amazon or some other store.

Win 10 Pro is 150$ USD right now on newegg. (Home OEM is 109$)

 

Or get it cheaply on a grey market website.

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4 hours ago, Turtle Rig said:

He asked his question and took off lol.  Funny thread WInblows 10 was free all these years lol,,, This is what happens when you don't listen to uncle billy and upgrade to Win 10 ,, now you have to pay for it,, You learned you lesson tho I can tell.  Listen to uncle billy or you get faked!

Im a new system builder there would have been know way for me to get it for free.

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4 hours ago, Turtle Rig said:

I love that post Radium_Angel.  LMAO

 

But wait Linux costs money too no ?  At least the versions I have come across. hmmmmm, sighs

most of the majors versions want you to make a donation, but you dont have to.  if you want it on a CD or thumbdrive you are going to pay for that medium but the OS is actually free. (i prefer linux mint my self.)

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7 hours ago, Turtle Rig said:

NO sh*T.  What does the LTS stand for ?  I thought even Unbuntu was with money... wtf.... and what not.  Anyhow once he goes to Linux hes going to have issues.  He cant use apps and he cant game.  What is the point of Linux.  It is meant to be a server not a workstation imo.

I would pay a Linux distro but just for getting bugs fixed instead of a nosense expense like windows tbh

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7 hours ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

Long Term Support.

 

Most distributions of Ubuntu are free, I've never came across a Linux distro that cost money though.

The major paid-for Linux distro I can think of is RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and they charge a pretty hefty annual fee to use it. In return you get your business needs catered to however, and I think it's pretty commonly used in industrial situations (I think amazon lockers use it).

 

There's also Zorin, which comes in free and paid-for versions. Don't know much about it though.

16 minutes ago, Lukyp said:

I would pay a Linux distro but just for getting bugs fixed instead of a nosense expense like windows tbh

I would pay £40/50 (50/60$?) for a full support (and community suggestion, like the paying community can vote on new desired features for the next release) driven Ubuntu flavour. I don't know how RHEL handles product activation but I'd hope that a Linux distro would use a more relaxed method and not worry too much about piracy (since there is still a free version).

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