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Vista 10 Turns PCs Into Zombies: Microsoft to Remotely Delete Software From Windows, Like Amazon Deleted Books From Kindle

Without consent, with no warnings whatsoever, without any exceptions

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Summary: Microsoft allows itself to remotely delete software from Vista 10 (not just Microsoft's software), as revealed by the mainstream media not too long after the failed launch (poor adoption so far)

TECHRIGHTS is a lot more worried about the precedences set by Vista 10 than about Vista 10 itself, in part because it has been an epic failure so far, despite it being a supposedly 'free' upgrade (converting one's PC into Microsoft's property). Vista 10 proves people like Richard Stallman correct. It combines everything that can possibly go wrong with proprietary software, intentionally, to serve the proprietor's sick agenda. Complicity with the state makes it far worse, especially given rogue elements such as espionage (political, not just industrial/competitive).

Based on this article, Microsoft is not even hiding universal back doors in Windows and it reminds users that they just rent their PC if they install Vista 10. To quote the Indian Express, "Microsoft can disable any counterfeit software or hardware running Windows 10, at least this is what is being interpreted based on the updated End User License Agreement (EULA). The new terms and conditions allow Microsoft to change or update software on your computer and changes to the EULA were first spotted by PC Authority."

That's rather unprecedented, unless one considers how Amazon deals with Kindle. Ryan, a former Microsoft MVP, told us that "Microsoft can apparently reach in and disable software that they think is pirated. Not just theirs." Remember that Microsoft also denies the option not to have Windows 'updated', i.e. modified remotely. Microsoft is now neglecting to even say what it is changing and why. To quote this new report from the British media:

Windows 10 is keeping its new owners busy, as Microsoft has released the second “cumulative update” for the operating system in three days.

The update dated August 11th was billed as a “security update for Windows 10” and promised “improvements to improve the functionality of Windows 10” plus resolution for half a dozen bugs.

The August 14th update is described as replacing the August 11th update, but with what or why isn't explained. All that Microsoft will say is that the new download “includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10.”

Why might a three-day old update need a replacement? Microsoft's patching process hasn't gone well, of late, with multiple patches causing unintended consequences necessitating further patches.

But wait, it's much worse and it's going to get even worse next year.

"Vista 10 proves people like Richard Stallman correct."Under the pretext of "emergency", forced updates now become more than a weekly thing. "There's mega patch #4," wrote Ryan. "My system says Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems. (KB3081444)

"It looks like they copied Compressed RAM from Linux." Ryan quotes this article which says: "In Windows 10, we have added a new concept in the Memory Manager called a compression store, which is an in-memory collection of compressed pages. This means that when Memory Manager feels memory pressure, it will compress unused pages instead of writing them to disk. This reduces the amount of memory used per process, allowing Windows 10 to maintain more applications in physical memory at a time. This also helps provide better responsiveness across Windows 10."

So it's not even a security update, it's just a ripoff of Linux, and Microsoft forces people to accept it. "That's in build 10525," Ryan wrote. "Not much news about this latest mega patch though. They don't list what's in them anymore, so why bother covering them?"

For all one knows, there can be ,pre back doors in there.

"The only thing Microsoft will tell you is that it patches a Critical security hole in IE 11," Ryan added, "but it goes much further. It's on Reddit."

So basically, once again we are reminded that installing Vista 10 is becoming part of a Microsoft botnet (the network too, by extension), commandeered by people who modify and delete binaries without the option to opt out and without even explaining what is done (toggling off surveillance antifeatures has no effect, either). What kind of person would install such a thing? It's a surveillance monster, remotely controlled by Microsoft and its spy buddies. There is already a free (and freedom-respecting) upgrade and it's called GNU/Linux.

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