Saturday June 11, 2016

Windows 10 Push Is Effective, Damaging, Desirable, And Deceptive

I thought this was just another typical W10 hate piece, but this article actually tries to justify Microsoft’s push to some extent. Forcing your users to install your OS is a little over the top, but at the same time, many would say the new Windows is a worthwhile upgrade.

There really are very few sound reasons to stick with the older operating systems, and most Windows users, both at home or at work, are better off on the new platform. These advantages, particularly around security, are especially important for the less technically inclined users. Those users tend to be some of the most vulnerable to running unpatched systems, running malicious e-mail attachments, installing awful codec packs, and doing all the other things that undermine system security and stability. An operating system that is better by default is especially important to people who never change those defaults.