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Spoiled Brat Microsoft is Already Becoming More Aggressive, Now Forcing People to 'Choose' Vista 10

Impatient Microsoft. It didn't even wait until next year as it had previously stated.

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Summary: Microsoft treats adults like dumb children and resorts to 'selling' (or force-feeding) its malware using malware tactics, including misleading pop-ups that trick users into compromising their machines, rendering these universal keyloggers

THE utter disaster which is Vista 10 just keeps getting worse. According to this new and widely-cited report from The Register, Microsoft "steps up Windows 10 nagging".

To quote a key part excluding the self-explanatory screenshot: "The large pop-up screen, which first appeared over the weekend, gives users the option of upgrading straight away or ... that evening. Users can still opt out by clicking on the red 'X' in the top right corner of the window, but less savvy computer users (part of Redmond's core market segments) might not figure that out.

"Microsoft is truly becoming pathetic here.""This is not a new idea; it's called the assumptive sell and has been in pop-up ads for years. But it's not the kind of tactic you'd expect from a respectable firm like Microsoft – or at least, not until Windows 10 came along." The author adds that Microsoft's motivation is ingeniously bizarre. Microsoft is truly becoming pathetic here. It is so desperate for attention and love that it now virtually FORCES people to ‘upgrade’ to Vista 10. Will they call it “popular” if people are literally forced to adopt it? The author says: "That's something Microsoft will be praying for, especially since Windows 10 installations have been lagging of late."

Microsoft has a conspiracy of silence on this embarrassing behaviour, which it can no longer just call or pretend to be an "accident". The author notes that "Microsoft had no comment on the new pop-up practices..." Excellent!

"People will hopefully realise that Microsoft has nothing but disregard for users and then choose to move to Free/Open Source software -- or software that respects its users."So Microsoft admits that it doesn't even have justification or defense for it. Microsoft is just intentionally malicious. If one silently -- and without consent -- places a keylogger (remotely even!) on another person's PC one can be sentenced to prison. But not Microsoft. This monopolist has been getting away with almost everything and with quite a lot of serious abuses (e.g. existing for decades without paying tax, either). Robert Pogson is one among many who commented on the report above, saying: "Now, it’s “Home invasion! Ready or not, here we come!”. The last time I saw such a message, I installed Debian GNU/Linux on the thing that same day."

People will hopefully realise that Microsoft has nothing but disregard for users and then choose to move to Free/Open Source software -- or software that respects its users. GNU/Linux will never do what Microsoft is seen doing here. GNU/Linux treats its users like grown-ups, whereas Microsoft treats them parentally, and in a highly patronising fashion.

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