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Microsoft CMO: Forced Windows 10 upgrades were 'pretty painful'


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:55 AM

Overall, Microsoft got the balance right between being too aggressive and getting users to upgrade, Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela said in a Windows Weekly interview. But he did admit that Microsoft stepped out of line at one point with a change that confused and dismayed a number of users. 

“There was one particular moment ... where the red ‘x’ in the dialog box, which typically means, you know, ‘cancel,’ didn’t mean cancel,” he said. “And within a couple of hours of that hitting the world, with the listening systems we have, we knew that we had gone too far."

 

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 11:27 AM

One of many reasons I just stopped b*tching about all this and went 100% Linux.

 

 

I can't imagine the conceit it requires to live a life like this....and I'm grateful that I can't.

 

 

Thanks for the post.

 

 

 

 


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Every calculation based on experience elsewhere fails in New Mexico.


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 11:38 AM

If you think the above is bad take a look at cat's post here.



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:58 AM

If you think the above is bad take a look at cat's post here.

 

The whole W10 has been a mess but I didn't know all that was also happening in the background.  * sigh *

 

Ordering my wife's new laptop soon and once it arrives, with Windows 10 on it, it will be wiped and Mint 18 will be installed.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:36 AM

There was not a problem in regards to the Refs system. See this post by Platypus. 






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