. . . if M$ lose enough users to Linux then they might start thinking about getting their act together and treating their users better.
Every version of Windows 10 except Home, which is not aimed at a user demographic that can reasonably be expected to have any system administration skills for the most part, has controls one can use to defer Windows Updates, and for very lengthy periods of time. With Enterprise and Educational updates are handled pretty much like they always were, being run through the powers that be and having them then pushed out to machines, if that's what the powers that be want.
I have been in the tech support business for home users for many, many years now and almost to a person when there's a major system crash and burn it's the result of one of two things:
1. Stupid behavior such as "panic clicking" when pop-ups appear saying things like, "Your machine is infected with X viruses, click to clean," not coming from the installed antivirus or security suite.
2. Having created a vulnerable system by not installing updates.
On the whole, the Windows as a Service delivery model is a godsend in terms of keeping home user's systems both patched for vulnerabilities and up-to-date otherwise. It's not "treating their users badly," but setting things up in a way that makes abundant sense for the demographic that's the target for Windows 10 Home.
We that post on "the answering side" on Bleeping Computer are not, in any way, representative of "your average Windows user" and never have been, and that includes "your average Windows user" for every edition of Windows.
Edited by britechguy, 28 May 2018 - 05:46 PM.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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~ Ruth Marcus, November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story