- Apr 2, 2009
The whole user account/rights complex beats the pants of XP and everything that came before it, and has almost *nix qualities, but the filesystem management behind it is a complete mess. I just can't comprehend, why MS had no problem at all introducing a completly new usage paradigm in Windows 8, but was hesititant to cut that "burden" off thats there since NT 4.0OK, let's play a game. Linux Fans have to say something good about Windows and Windows Fans have to say something good about Linux.
Why ? Windows 10 won't "fail" at all, quite the contrary, due to it beeing a free update a lot of people already have updated to it, and I guess a big percentage of those that are still sceptical will "jump the ship" in the last weeks of the free upgrade period - you can't deny something that is given to you for "free", can you ?And no really significant number of people cares about dvd playback out of the box (which was already gone in Windows 8), most people already use free/commercial or illegal ways of streaming if they want to watch something on their computer.They are trying really hard to make windows 10 fail, aren't they.
I suppose this is to avoid having to pay the license fees for every windows installation.
From a business point of view MS is doing the right thing,giving it out for free. The process of bossing around they users has begun with Windows 8 and took a big step forward with Windows 10, and it will increase with every milestone update (however they may call it eventually, afaik there won't be version numbers anymore) till everything that a user wants to do is channeled through their services.
MS - as always - is playing catch up with the rest of the industry, but this time they can use it to their advantage. Due to Apple/Google/facebook and sorts already having paved the way for locking people into their ecosystems and accomodating them to their hunger for personal data, most people are already accustomed to that.
Try to take the whole privacy situation of Windows 10 back to the release of Windows 7. I bet there would have been an "outrage" with different tech sites trying to top each other with the numbers of articles about that topic over several weeks. Nowadays, no one really cares about it anymore - anyone remembers what a huge issue it was when someone "discovered" that Intel introduced the PSN with the Pentium III series. Now people are just shrugging it it off > "they all do it anyway".
I won't upgrade to Windows 10, unless these whole privacy issues are worked out - except if some software product I have to use demands it. And even then, I probably would just delete my Windows partition and go full Linux and install Windows 10 in a VM environment.