Reply to post: Re: The cake is a lie, just like 'Windows 10 is free'

No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

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Re: The cake is a lie, just like 'Windows 10 is free'

Linux: Good morning, only 15,473 software updates so far today

That sounds about right. Linux classifies each upgrade (application, library, kernel) as an separate one because it has nothing to hide. An out of the box Windows machine will also spend a heck of a lot of time online, especially if you also install all the apps that are available by default (but for free) on a Linux box.

The only difference is that you have to think twice about hooking up a Windows box to the Net, if you don't install anti-virus first you may never complete the updates before the box is breached. No such issue with a default Linux install: even when it still needs so many patches...

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