Posted 05 April 2018 - 03:33 PM
Ms in their current incarnation are all about removing choice and privacy from users, that's because they can see no other avenue for profit. Ms took a look at facebook and google and wanted in on the big data industry, they therefore wrecked the operating systems they sold (as far as users are concerned) so as to make their previous product based business ("we'll sell you an operating system") into a data and services business ("here's a free OS, but we're selling your data to advertisers" "hey advertisers, you're the customer now"). The reality is that M$ could still make some profit if they stuck to their old business model of selling a good OS (see windows XP or 7 in their golden ages), but they are lured towards the possible larger profits attainable by selling data instead. Linux features being available within windows 10 is a way that M$ is trying to keep atleast some popularity among the more technically minded users, M$ are however somewhat hostile towards users having Linux distros as their actual OS, rather than simply being run in a virtual machine. M$ have, afterall, allowed manufacturers to sell crippled machines on which secureboot has been locked on to prevent buyers from booting linux and escaping from M$'s increasingly frustrating OS.
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB