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

"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.

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