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comment Could Most Software Companies & Users Benefit From Rolling Versions
$0... but that doesn't include my privacy / any extra advertising Google is able to do because of my use of Chrome. Still what's your point?
Mar
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comment Could Most Software Companies & Users Benefit From Rolling Versions
#1) Perhaps the new version automatically updates your macros based on a template. #2) Yes, I agree. However, in this scenario, Windows 98 would never have existed. Just "Windows". Windows, as it were, would always be backward compatible. #3) I completely disagree with this point. In fact, I believe the rolling updates clearly win in the UI department. Instead of having this big change (2003 --> 2007), there would be small changes that a user could easily adapt to. Even though everyone IT knew about the upcoming ribbon, the general user was still very "perturbed" "over night".
Mar
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comment Could Most Software Companies & Users Benefit From Rolling Versions
Yes, that is what I was thinking. That's why I asked the question, are there viable business models that don't rely on your assumption of them charging so much more up front.
Mar
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comment Could Most Software Companies & Users Benefit From Rolling Versions
#3) I believe this is why Chrome has Stable, Beta & Dev channels. That way, your company's IT (or whatever) group could stay on the Dev version and check compatibility, etc... and give the go ahead before the stable version comes down to the rest of the users in say a couple of weeks or a month. I know the timing might be difficult, but I don't think this is as big an issue. I agree with #1 & #2.
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