08.12.15

Gemini version available ♊︎

Vista 10 a Massive Failure as Only a Small Fraction of Those Who Can Install it Gratis Actually Do, Microsoft Remotely Bricks PCs

Posted in Vista 10, Windows at 4:25 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“No” is not an option

Spying Vista 10

Summary: Looking at Vista 10 a fortnight after the release, it’s everything we expected it to be (utter failure)

20 days ago, based on information that we got from inside Microsoft, we said that Vista 10 was going to fail. So far, judging by a lot of metrics, we are proven correct. Based on what we can gather, very few people actually use Vista 10 right now, even two weeks later. Those that use it often get it ‘bricked’ and then go back to older versions of Windows, if not to another operating system (like GNU/Linux). Some people report this to us because they see it in their own eyes. As for governments and businesses, many are not able to adopt Vista 10 even if they wanted to. The EULA of Vista 10 is legally incompatible with many businesses (like legal firms), including Microsoft in fact, but some will adopt it regardless, at least until they get in trouble or customers complain, never mind auditors. Microsoft took a huge gamble and it lost not only Windows revenue but also made Windows unsuitable for a lot of environments, especially those which are the company’s wealthiest customers. As a Microsoft booster unintentionally reminds us today, Microsoft is listening to audio (like a bug) inside businesses.

“It’s an inevitable bricking process one cannot get around or shield oneself from, except by paying Microsoft or pulling the plug.”Microsoft’s Mouth shows us that Vista 10 is so broken that Microsoft already delivers a second mega update which is more like a re-release of the operating system, judging by the size. The British media [1, 2, 3, 4] and even US media (it’s easier for us to see local news, but this is definitely an international story by now) both concurrently report that these updates basically brick many PCs, although the euphemism ‘reboot loop’ is often used instead. Remember that remote updates by Microsoft cannot be switched off. It’s an inevitable bricking process one cannot get around or shield oneself from, except by paying Microsoft or pulling the plug.

‘Upgrade’ issues are a recurring theme in the media right now and IDG says Vista 10′s market share is at around 3%, contradicting early lies that claimed 50 million installations just few days after the release (i.e. more than now). That’s pretty bad for a supposedly gratis ‘upgrade’ which the majority of Windows users are eligible to download and install at any time.

Share in other sites/networks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Reddit
  • email

Decor ᶃ Gemini Space

Below is a Web proxy. We recommend getting a Gemini client/browser.

Black/white/grey bullet button This post is also available in Gemini over at this address (requires a Gemini client/browser to open).

Decor ✐ Cross-references

Black/white/grey bullet button Pages that cross-reference this one, if any exist, are listed below or will be listed below over time.

Decor ▢ Respond and Discuss

Black/white/grey bullet button If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

DecorWhat Else is New


  1. StatCounter: GNU/Linux (Including ChromeOS) Grows to 8% Market Share Worldwide

    This month’s numbers from StatCounter are good for GNU/Linux (including ChromeOS, which technically has both GNU and Linux); the firm assesses logs from 3 million sites and shows Windows down to 66% in desktops/laptops (a decade ago it was above 90%) with modest growth for GNU/Linux, which is at an all-time high, even if one does not count ChromeOS that isn’t freedom- or privacy-respecting



  2. Journalism Cannot and Quite Likely Won't Survive on the World Wide Web

    We’re reaching the point where the overwhelming majority of new pages on the Web (the World Wide Web) are basically junk, sometimes crafted not by humans; how to cope with this rapid deterioration is still an unknown — an enigma that demands hard answers or technical workarounds



  3. Do Not Assume Pensions Are Safe, Especially When Managed by Mr. EPOTIF Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos

    With the "hoax" that is the financial assessment by António Campinos (who is deliriously celebrating the inauguration of illegal and unconstitutional kangaroo courts) we urge EPO workers to check carefully the integrity of their pensions, seeing that pension promises have been broken for years already



  4. Links 04/06/2023: Why Flatpak and Wealth of Devices With GNU/Linux

    Links for the day



  5. Gemini Links 04/06/2023: Rosy Crow 1.1.3 and NearlyFreeSpeech.NET

    Links for the day



  6. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, June 03, 2023

    IRC logs for Saturday, June 03, 2023



  7. Links 04/06/2023: Azure Outage Again (So Many!) and Tiananmen Massacre Censored

    Links for the day



  8. Links 03/06/2023: Qubes OS 4.2.0 RC1 and elementaryOS Updates for May

    Links for the day



  9. Gemini Links 03/06/2023: Hidden Communities and Exam Prep is Not Education

    Links for the day



  10. Links 03/06/2023: IBM Betraying LibreOffice Some More (After Laying off LibreOffice Developers)

    Links for the day



  11. Gemini Links 03/06/2023: Bubble Woes and Zond Updates

    Links for the day



  12. Links 03/06/2023: Apache NetBeans 18 and ArcaOS 5.0.8

    Links for the day



  13. IRC Proceedings: Friday, June 02, 2023

    IRC logs for Friday, June 02, 2023



  14. The Developing World Abandons Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux at All-Time Highs on Desktops/Laptops

    Microsoft, with 80 billion dollars in longterm debt and endless layoffs, is losing the monopolies; the media doesn’t mention this, but some publicly-accessible data helps demonstrate that



  15. Links 02/06/2023: Elive ‘Retrowave’ Stable and Microsoft's Half a Billion Dollar Fine for LinkeIn Surveillance in Europe

    Links for the day



  16. Linux Foundation 'Research' Has a New Report and Of Course It Uses Only Proprietary Software

    The Linux Foundation has a new report, promoted by Clickfraud Spamnil and others; of course they’re rejecting Free software, they’re just riding the “Linux” brand and speak of “Open Source” (which they reject themselves)



  17. Links 02/06/2023: Arti 1.1.5 and SQL:2023

    Links for the day



  18. Gemini Links 02/06/2023: Vimwiki Revisited, SGGS Revisited

    Links for the day



  19. Geminispace/GemText/Gemini Protocol Turn 4 on June 20th

    Gemini is turning 4 this month (on the 20th, according to the founder) and I thought I’d do a spontaneous video about how I use Gemini, why it's so good, and why it’s still growing (Stéphane Bortzmeyer fixed the broken cron job — or equivalent of it — a day or two after I had mentioned the issue)



  20. HMRC Does Not Care About Tax Fraud Committed by UK Government Contractor, Sirius 'Open Source'

    The tax crimes of Sirius ‘Open Source’ were reported to HMRC two weeks ago; HMRC did not bother getting back to the reporters (victims of the crime) and it’s worth noting that the reporters worked on UK government systems for many years, so maybe there’s a hidden incentive to bury this under the rug



  21. Our IRC at 15th Anniversary

    So our IRC community turns 15 today (sort of) and I’ve decided to do a video reflecting on the fact that some of the same people are still there after 15 years



  22. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, June 01, 2023

    IRC logs for Thursday, June 01, 2023



  23. Links 02/06/2023: NixOS 23.05 and Rust 1.70.0

    Links for the day



  24. Gemini Links 02/06/2023: Flying High With Gemini and Gogios Released

    Links for the day



  25. Links 01/06/2023: KStars 3.6.5 and VEGA ET1031 RISC-V Microprocessor in Use

    Links for the day



  26. Gemini Links 01/06/2023: Scam Call and Flying High With Gemini

    Links for the day



  27. Links 01/06/2023: Spleen 2.0.0 Released and Team UPC Celebrates Its Own Corruption

    Links for the day



  28. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

    IRC logs for Wednesday, May 31, 2023



  29. Tux Machines Closing the Door on Twitter Because Twitter is Dead (for a Lot of People)

    Tux Machines recently joined millions of others who had already quit Twitter, including passive posting (fully or partly automated)



  30. Links 31/05/2023: Inkscape’s 1.3 Plans and New ARM Cortex-A55-Based Linux Chip

    Links for the day


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts