if it were up to me..

anyone who mentioned "subscription" for OS would be fired

I would release Longhorn at 80 bucks canadian - non crippled - like home XP is...

( its currently 300 bucks for Pro in canada)

i wouldnt put any activation or monitoring in it ( by monitoring i mean - "we no who you are - we will attempt to deliver to you WRONG machine derived content to you"  no thanks

to me Linux has only ONE feature...  it doesnt track or monitor you

( yet?)