1/3 of his available time... is what exactly?
Is that the same as 1/3 or SFA ?
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As an outside, I only have a passing knowledge of the 'right to bear arms' thing, but it was my understanding that it was designed to accommodate the reality that a militia was the defacto defence-force of the time, and having just won independence from England via its militia, it was seen as necessary to maintain that defence capacity.
I don't believe it was ever intended to provide citizens with a means to control the excesses of its government.
Is that not the case?
Thurrott & Foley seem convinced that WP8.1 will be released at the same time as W8.1-Update1 - the April Build Dev Conference.
Far more outrageous however, is WZor's claim that W9 will RTM in October this year...
Windows9 is the hot tip for the next version's name.
I have a laptop that I don;t use very much, but occasionally I use it to watch a video such as on this web site or Windows Weekly. If one day I went to watch a video and couldn't because the subscription lapsed, I would probably throw Chrome on there instead, or something.
An O/S 'subscription' initial purchase would cover the licence and updates for 12mths. You then just renew the subscription component annually to maintain updates. If your subscription lapses, you no longer get updates, but the license continues to function as the version when it lapsed. If you want to reinstate a lapsed subscription, you pay a pro-rata additional fee.
I have a number of dev tools that work this way.
Windows as a subscription is the logical way forward - essentially like Office365. So long as you subscribe, your copy of Windows will be maintained as the current version (unless you disable updates for whatever reason). The days of needing to buy a packaged product (hence the need for version branding) are pretty much over.
Yes, but if it can be used while not connected, you can be out of date. And if you can install software on it, such software may require that you are up to date up to a specific version. There needs to be some way to identify that requirement, whether it's a version number of just saying "you need to have the January 2014 release."
Yes, but that is a technical issue, which software manages, via APIs and utilities.
You don't need to brand the product with a version, to solve that issue.