Microsoft are much worse lately in my opinion, trying to force the crap that is Windows 10 (still in BETA in my opinion) on everyone.
I wanted to use a local account on two Microsoft Surface pros (3 and 4) and both regularly lost their windows store apps, one by one in no particular order. No one knows why and it still happens. It's known about, remains unfixed so I am not alone with this. Even the start menu disappeared one day, along with the "Action Center"...
( I'm sure I've seen this somewhere else in a different earlier OS, name beginning with "A")
... so much for bringing back the Start Menu.
Yes they did bring back the Start Menu, but it's not a patch on the "proper" one from Windows 7 and previous.
Windows 7, was Vista fixed properly and what Vista should have been. I thought Microsoft had learned something. No such hope. Yes they've been giving Windows 10 away, but like a sore thumb or a pain in the posterior, that's what it represents. A complete pile of crock.
Have Microsoft fixed this problem with disappearing "Windows Store" apps, on their flagship hardware running their flagship OS ? Nope. I would have thought this would have been at the top of the list to deal with. It started off with that ridiculous 1511 update which was stupidly equivalent to a windows 10 re-install, and hasn't stopped since. Even the store app stops working along with the start menu. Windows 10 was OK (ish) before that update.
The only solution I've found is to use system restore. But then it's hard to install anything on the machine. Maybe I should just pretend it's Windows 7, after putting a 3rd party start menu on it. The sad thing is, that I actually LIKE some of those store apps. Not for SERIOUS use you understand but some of them are handy. But when "One Note" (yes I gave it my MS account details) stops working without notice, along with "Photos" it's time to give up I think. Meanwhile in my office my Windows 7 i5 dev machine now well over three years old rolls on and on since the day it was bought, without any issues whatsoever.
Software as a service ? I question that Microsoft is even competent to provide such a thing when so many updates break so much. Windows 10 1511 update also broke two of our creations, when Win32 DefineDosDevice API function started to behave in a seriously undocumented way by returning error 6 when called from a service. Last I checked it wasn't fixed. We had to write a work around in the kernel and so far so good.
But Windows 10 is (in my opinion) a mess and will break an app favoured by you in due course.
As for me, I'm seriously considering embracing Linux.
As for Mr Nadella, well I've seen Microsoft get more arrogant and less capable under his leadership, and if I had any shares it would be a priority to get rid of them as soon as possible.
Even the tech support guy I was talking to, told me he still has Windows 7 on his machine at home. Now why on earth would that be ? Now Microsoft are somehow persuading the CPU manfuacturers to make sure Windows 7 and before aren't supported, well before the end of life of Windows 7.
Isn't that (or shouldn't that be) a matter for the chip manufactures ?
Has Mr Nadella anything to do with that too ? I suppose with his $millions he can afford to make a mess. Some of us can't afford to live with that mess though.
Sorry about the rant. But Windows 10 is the pits. Worse even, than Vista, Worse than Windows ME.