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Hard (well, maybe not) to think they would go that far. It is no secret that they want all customers on a subscription basis, not one time license. I just got an IoT device that requires VS2017 or 9 and an SDK. The SDK said it couldn't install on my W7 dev machine. I would guess that, once W7 is "out", the W10 subscription $ will show up. Hard to fault them, that is what all companies want now. All subscriptions, on their cloud. We are doing more with Linux and some AWS stuff as well as Sharepoint. Even some Open Source stuff is being re-released with subscription license. Want the new features? Pay up. Can't blame them, got to pay the bills.
I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.
If you can keep your head while those about you are losing theirs, perhaps you don't understand the situation.
I could tolerate a subscription model if their "bug fixes" actually fixed bugs, rather than adding useless features and (new, shiny) icons. As it is, I would consider a subscription to be throwing good money after bad.
Linux with OpenOffice or some such is looking more attractive by the day. If only I could find an IDE as good as MSVC...
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
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I've ever only solved one CCC and that was when everyone started "drawing" images with weird symbols.
Years later and my head still isn't bent and twisted enough to solve even the easiest CCC's (let alone this one, who the hell has ever heard of IAPETUS?)
Here's one for you: Power tool hangs out on CP with crazy losers (6, 6)
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004