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Microsoft Reveals Real Cost Of "Free" Windows 10


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#1 sikntired

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 06:45 PM

This is another Forbes article that is very interesting and how very true.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/02/05/free-windows-10-true-cost/?utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&ref=yfp#530cdaca593f



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 06:57 PM

Yep it is  interesting that's for sure. 


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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:06 PM

Computer World Article that basically says the same thing.

 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3030564/microsoft-windows/microsoft-uses-the-force-you-will-upgrade-to-windows-10.html

 

The tactics Microsoft is using to get people to upgrade has really turned me off to the company. It borders on the unethical.



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:10 PM

I upgraded on my own though I did not let Microsoft force me. I know this stuff Microsoft does with getting people on to Windows 10 could cause a big mess and a lawsuit waiting to happen.


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Posted 05 February 2016 - 09:06 PM

From the article in OP

 

The cost comes in terms of lost productivity, flexibility and enjoyment as Microsoft does its best to make life for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users so unbearable they give in and upgrade to Windows 10.

 

And THAT, may I say is just abysmal, and typifies why people do hate MSFT so.

 

MSFT - servitude.

 

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 09:55 PM

The thing is this is typical Microsoft, while I personally volunteered to upgrade i can sympathize with people who dont want to jump into windows 10 until some of its bugs get worked out or cant due to hardware.


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Posted 05 February 2016 - 11:08 PM

The thing is this is typical Microsoft, while I personally volunteered to upgrade i can sympathize with people who dont want to jump into windows 10 until some of its bugs get worked out or cant due to hardware.

That's just it though. Because Windows is now a service with constant updates you could get an update that borks your older printer and you can't do anything about it except go out and buy a new printer that supports Windows 10.



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 11:42 PM

I haven't been borked yet. I also think things are getting better overall.


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 10:54 AM

Well, I for one, am 'mad as hell' with MS and their 'bullying tactics'. This is just going to provide more of an impetus to decline MS upgrades. I can certainly see a forthcoming upshot in Linux as Windows users become more disenchanted.

 

Just my thoughts.



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Posted 06 February 2016 - 07:39 PM

 Renaming GWX.EXE gets rid of all the nagging from MS.  The MS updates think their "nagware" is already installed, so they don't try to install it.  Works for me at home and on the 14 other computers I've done it on.  


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