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01.13.16

Resistance to Vista 10 Grows With Imposition of ‘Upgrades’, Some Suggest GNU/Linux as an Alternative

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Vista 10, Windows at 5:25 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Vista 10 spying

Summary: Microsoft’s efforts to force everyone to use Vista 10 are only causing anger and distrust, leading some people to GNU/Linux

AS SOME people may have already noticed (it’s hard not to), more and more people realise what Microsoft is really up to, what its business model is, and why it’s so eager to get everyone to use the latest version of Windows. As the awareness grows we definitely see increasing backlash from wider and broader groups all across the spectrum, even people who are traditionally raving fans of Microsoft. This is very significant.

Bogdan Popa is one of the Microsoft boosters who still defend Microsoft’s Vista 10 aggression (with a bait headline that mentions “Linux”), unlike other Microsoft boosters who grew rather worried (Microsoft showing signs of desperation and risking alienation). Yesterday we found some more examples of that. It’s becoming a widely-discussed topic as a site that sometimes promotes Microsoft and Apple says: “It’s a well-established fact that Microsoft is desperate to install Windows 10 on your PCs. To achieve its goal of 1 billion Windows 10 devices in “two to three years”, the company has been aggressively pushing the new OS. In the latest development, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users are now seeing a pop-up that just gives you an option to “Upgrade now” and “Start download, upgrade later”.”

“Microsoft is basically shooting itself in the foot right now.”Someone told us yesterday about his “article [which] is designed to collect together identified issues with Microsoft’s Windows 10 from experts and the tech media” (main wiki page here). What we’re seeing in our IRC channels, ‘social’ media etc. is that many people already prepare to move to (or have already made the first moves towards) GNU/Linux. Microsoft is basically shooting itself in the foot right now.

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