@TsVk! there is a big difference between Google taking PUBLIC TRAFFIC and using it to make personal ads, versus MSFT LOOKING INTO YOUR OWN PERSONAL COMPUTER DAILY and recording EVERYTHING you do.
I can choose not to use Google. I can also choose not to use MSFT. In the latter case, however, it's a bigger loss if I'm a business which has years of back MSFT stuff. So now, my choices are:
1. Stay on the OLDER MSFT stuff until death;
2. Use Linux to surf so my underlying Windows stuff is firewalled from view; especially important, when the OS is outdated. Or use Linux, period.
3. Keep my older machines in great condition, buy only older ones pre Win10, then keep them barely used, so to keep doing 1 and 2 above.
I'm actually doing all three, started that back when I first learned about Win7-8, four years ago. So I can't be the only one doing it, as PC sales tanked. So note how these choices mean
- PC sales will continue to tank,
- whatever MSFT hopes to sell will tank, and
- Google will tank because it needs MSFT.
- That is, if enough of us don't want that EULA.
- And increasingly, more and more of us do not want it.
- Still the 20-somethings trust MSFT,
- but we oldsters have the money, have been down this road with MSFT, one time too many.
- So look: the markets will dry up.
- Now for Win10 'free', MSFT decided to FORCE it as an inplace upgrade, which destroys your old working OS and license in one fell swoop: else, you can't get it at all.
- So now, millions of users will decide 'never again' trust MSFT. This is OP spindle's impetus, even if he mightn't grasp why the beaucoups des problemes occur. Those of us around Windows from inception, know it's due to inplace upgrades, nearly always borking.
- Because from the beginning, the only stable way to 'upgrade' Windows by design, to facilitate new machine sales and retail sales of the OS -- the only stable way to upgrade, was to do a clean install. That is still true. Cleverly, the 'free' offer of Win10 is designed to frustrate you so much, and cause you to lose your old system at the same time, for windows.old will get overwritten as soon as the next Win10 update a week later (i.e., today) -- that you go out and BUY the new Win10 with its far worse EULA, etc.
- So now millions of people are living with borked 'upgrades' and are disillusioned with MSFT.
- The few who had almost nothing on their machines but newer MSFT stuff, could upgrade in place (inplace upgrade installer is designed to reward you for being on newer MSFT stuff).
- So the few become fewer, each time. Now, with forced updates, that shrinkage will be annual.
FWIW, in the weekly Feedback to Insiders query I was bidden to say, a shorter version of the above. For the Feeback query this week was, 'would you recommend this OS?' I replied ticking off the radio button which said, 'not at all', and was asked to explain why. Above is the why, with more elab.
In a quarterly report MSFT recently gave, even MS Office sales were down 40%. You know why? Because most of the installed base, is on the older stuff; in fact, most of us hate that ribbon so much, we stay on MS Office 2003 and prior. Which, operates in Win10 and prior (trick is to install it after the OS is installed). So we won't go with horrid 2007 et seq., as none of the later features (excepting some in Excel) are any better; in fact, many of the good features were removed (esp. customizability of interface).
Edited by brainout, 06 August 2015 - 09:14 AM.