RE: Your release of WMD (Windows Managed Desktop)
I paid for my Dell Venue and my wife’s and we are a family of little means. We can’t afford Netflix, cable, satellite or even in home Internet. We do not smoke, use drugs or even drink wine (maybe a bottle a year). We manage to put food on the table and pay the utilities and keep the fire burning in the winter, but I can’t afford to pay to use something I already bought.
Microsoft, if you choose to implement your WMD on the world keep in mind that there are millions just like me. Let’s consider facts. Of the nearly 8 billion people on Earth only a little over 2 billion have regular access to the Internet. In most developing areas of the planet most devices have Linux on them due to it being more practical and free. So of the 2 billion people that have regular access to the Internet, it is likely less than half use a Windows device. Granted those that do, one user may use several Windows devices, but here is a hard reality.
Of the 500+ million users that use a Windows based device, many struggle just like my family. I will not put a fee based OS ahead of food on the table. If I will not pay for Internet, cable, Netflix, or Satellite then it stands to reason I will not pay for your WMD. Consider how many millions of families struggle and how many will have to make that choice. A per device fee and many families have several devices, most families will feed their children first.
Like me these families will look for something else and they will find Linux and leave you. But it is apparent you intend to go through with this madness of releasing your WMD, so I have already canceled my Office 360 account, yes WordPerfect opens DOCX files just fine and I can save in DOCX, no problem. I also canceled my OneDrive account and am currently porting everything over to my Google Drive. (I call it Gdrive)
You have convinced yourself that the general public will pay for this and it will be a success, many people with WMD’s have done the same,
“What are we going to do tonight Brain?”
“Try to take over the world Pinky.”
My family and all my friends that I have talked to are leaving you when you unleash your WMD, I do not wish you any goodwill, you stole my Venue.
A former supporter.