Reply to post: Re: It's the data harvesting

Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage

Novex

Re: It's the data harvesting

I was originally looking forward to Win 10. But, I said it right when MS said the updates weren't going to be user-controllable: it's a deal breaker. That's why I now use Linux Mint as my general PC OS. Add on the data harvesting and the need to be connected to cloud for quite a few of the 'features' to work and it's going to be in trouble getting support in the wider world. Joe Public might not care, but MS must realize that businesses (of which many are very small, and not able to afford Enterprise licensing) aren't going to be happy with any of those three things.

Now, if MS can retreat from these three, at least as options for those users who want and / or need control of their PCs, they might get the sales they want. I know I'd consider a return to Windows in such a situation.

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