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10.16.15

Vista 10 is Widely Rejected Even at Zero Cost, So Microsoft Forces People to Install It

Posted in Microsoft, Vista 10, Windows at 8:45 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Forcefeeding
“A suffragette is force-fed in HM Prison Holloway in the UK during hunger strikes for women’s suffrage” (source: Wikipedia)

Summary: The pressure on Microsoft grows as belatedly, several weeks after this abuse began, corporate media is starting to realise and publicly acknowledge that Microsoft downloads and sometimes installs Vista 10 on people’s PCs without their consent

HOW CAN one tell that Vista 10 is a disaster? Well, Microsoft has been reportedly force-feeding it and annoying loyal customers by doing that, with the sole goal of gaming the figures and creating the illusion that Vista 10 is a "success" (or "popular". We have seen such attempts at self-fulfilling prophecies for quite some time, even back in the Vista days (the first Vista, which many people and especially businesses or governments rejected for deeply-embedded DRM and other new, ‘innovative’, malicious antifeatures)

“This has been reported for quite some time by numerous individuals/people (maybe companies too), but the media mostly ignored them.”Judging by reactions from readers of The Register, people are fuming. Judging by provocative CBS writers, this is becoming “aggressive” and Microsoft “offer no opt-out”. Is this even legal? Can class action be found to have merit?

“Reports are circulating,” wrote one person, “that some users are being presented with dialog boxes that only give them the option to start the upgrade process or reschedule it for a later date. Others are finding that the Windows Update screen is only offering them the option to begin the upgrade process, with other system updates being hidden from view.”

This has been reported for quite some time by numerous individuals/people (maybe companies too), but the media mostly ignored them.

“According to this ‘damage control’, Microsoft says force-fed ‘upgrades’ (to Vista 10) are an “accident”.”Slashdot now has a long discussion going under the title “Windows 10 Upgrades Are Being Forced On Some Users” (linking to Microsoft Peter’s “Windows 10 upgrade installing automatically on some Windows 7, 8 systems”).

According to this ‘damage control’, Microsoft says force-fed ‘upgrades’ (to Vista 10) are an “accident”. Yes, the media finding this out is… well, an unfortunate accident. That’s not what Microsoft wanted. It has been doing this for nearly a month (judging by our research) and hoped nobody will notice, or at least that the mass media will not have sufficiently hard proof/evidence. How many so-called ‘adopters’ had it imposed on them? A month is a very long time and there are many PCs out there running various versions of Windows. Microsoft has been tricking and manipulating them.

Microsoft Peter’s ‘article’ (duty) to Microsoft reads like an official Microsoft blog post. He wrote: “Microsoft says that the optional update was enabled by mistake.”

But should we believe Microsoft? It has a long history of lying, hence no credibility. The “mistake” is that they got caught by the media while trying to do it silently in order to game figures and bamboozle Windows useds [sic], giving them the false impression that people actually choose to accept this so-called ‘upgrade’. Maybe Microsoft started this softly (few Guinea pigs) and recently got too ‘greedy’ by imposing this on larger pools of Guinea pigs (easier to detect and corroborate for media coverage).

To quote more ‘damage control’ from Microsoft Peter: “We’ve asked Microsoft what’s going on, and the company tells us that enabling the update was done accidentally…”

“Microsoft repeatedly shows and always reminds Windows useds who really owns and controls their PCs.”Who’s “we”? That’s Microsoft Peter. That’s “I”. He is like an unofficial spokesperson in the media (effectively a mole), like Mary Jo Foley in CBS. It’s similar to the nonsense that we heard from him recently, regarding Automatic Update ‘mistakes’. If it sounds like rubbish, then it probably is. If it’s Mirosoft talking rubbish, that’s just normal; it’s Microsoft’s modus operandi.

Microsoft repeatedly shows and always reminds Windows useds who really owns and controls their PCs. Until they decide to install BSD or GNU/Linux…

Here is what Robert Pogson wrote about that:

To really be free those users should switch to GNU/Linux, an operating system cooperatively developed for the world and designed to remain free by the terms of simple licences like the GPL.

Microsoft is utterly desperate right now. First it pretended that Vista 10 was zero-cost (untrue). But People still reject it, so Microsoft force-fed them. It’s as if Microsoft said, “please take it, PLEASE, it’s FREE!” The public, which tried it or just read/heard from people who had tried it said, “nah, it’s buggy and it’s spyware.” It’s then that Microsoft took matters into its own hands and basically sort of hijacked people’s PCs and did whatever the Hell it wished. It’s like a break-in.

“Microsoft is in a terrible situation here, both legally and technically.”According to another new report, “Microsoft now uses Windows 10′s Start menu to display ads” (not just applications and games anymore), which means that Vista 10 spies on the useds even as they click on the screen (not just when they click on the keyboard, but the mouse too). We wrote about this before. Watch how it’s expanding. Windows Update continues to make Vista 10 even more malicious; the spying only escalates.

Microsoft is in a terrible situation here, both legally and technically. People just reject the latest version of its common carrier.

The Register‘s Microsoft booster (Anderson receives gifts from Microsoft as reward for or in exchange for positive coverage) admits that .NET is all about Windows and Microsoft’s latest proprietary operating system, Vista 10, plus the overreaching monopoly (or lock-in for assurance thereof). As he put it: “Microsoft introduced the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) this year: applications that run across many device types, provided that they all run Windows 10.”

“Escape Windows now because based on what Microsoft developers told me last month, it is only going to get worse in the next version (even more surveillance).”So in Microsoft’s view every Windows used [sic] must immediately move to Vista 10, irrespective of data security provisions, performance issues, conformance, compatibility etc. How convenient! The Register shows that Microsoft has also just induced another forced (i.e. PAID) ‘upgrade’ of SQL Server databases. If you don’t ‘upgrade’, you may lose your data or have it leaked (downloaded remotely and maliciously, not just by Microsoft’s back door buddies).

Why on Earth do some people still accept such horrible treatment? Is it the Stockholm Syndrome? Escape Windows now because based on what Microsoft developers told me last month, it is only going to get worse in the next version (even more surveillance). Microsoft makes no apologies for it; they’ll just kill privacy and then declare it “dead”. Privacy violations in Vista 10 continue to get worse; dismount to avoid the chaotic train journey and disembark this non-stop upgrade treadmill today rather than procrastinate, hoping that things will magically get better. Things will only get worse.

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