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Vista 10 Still a Massive Failure So Microsoft Pressures People to Adopt Microsoft Spyware, Sometimes Forces Them

Going round and round. Inherently evil companies cannot change.

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Summary: Microsoft's latest dirty tricks are detailed and explained by some large news sites, serving to reinforce the allegations that Microsoft plays dirty (and maybe breaks competition laws)

EARLIER this year we wrote about Microsoft's anti-competitive behaviour that Mozilla openly complained about because Vista 10 is removing defaults (browser selection) and then further discouraging the use of vastly superior Free/libre Web browsers, based on some news articles from the past few days, e.g. [1,2]. It is still happening.



Sometimes forcing people to install Vista 10 (the 'damage control' from Microsoft was that it was an "accident") shows just how out of its mind Microsoft has gone. The company acts like a crazed lunatic, oblivious to any laws or even ethics.

"Microsoft is in serious trouble right now, so it fights dirty."For those who are surprised by these two stories (quotes below), recall the Netscape petition. This is Microsoft's modus operandi. It is a company which, like the EPO, views itself as above the law (or unafraid of the law being enforced against it, probably costing in fines a lot less than it can gain in the mean time, owing to cheating).

"Windows 10 hardware is off to a shaky start," says this new headline, highlighting the fact that Microsoft has plenty of reasons to be nervous now that OEMs turn to GNU/Linux (sometimes using the "Chromebook" brand, which outsells Windows laptops by now). Here is what the writer wrote about Vista 10:

I'm gobsmacked. How many customers are suffering choppy video and multisecond cursor lag? How do Lenovo and HP not know this is happening? How much damage does this do to an already endangered ecosystem?


Microsoft is in serious trouble right now, so it fights dirty. We hope that some large companies, or maybe even the Mozilla Foundation, will take legal action.

Related/contextual items from the news:


  1. Microsoft confirms Windows 10 will nag you if you try to use Chrome or Firefox
    MICROSOFT HAS CONFIRMED to The INQUIRER that it will resort to nag screens in Windows 10 to try and encourage use of its stock apps.

    A leaked build of Windows 10 currently circulating appears to show that if you try to change the default browser settings to Chrome or Firefox, a nag screen will open up asking you to 'Give Microsoft Edge a shot'.


  2. Microsoft really doesn’t want Windows 10 users to switch to Chrome
    Microsoft has a new trick to convince Windows 10 users to stick with its new Edge browser over Chrome or Firefox. In a newly leaked Windows 10 preview (build 10568), the software giant has added a new prompt targeting users switching default apps. If you have Microsoft Edge set as the default browser and install Chrome and switch defaults, then a dialog box with "give Microsoft Edge a shot" appears.


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