Re: It's the data harvesting
That and 'all the rest'.
> I was originally looking forward to Win 10.
I confess that I entertained that idea for a short while.
But in the face of all of MS's actions (shenanigans to put it very mildly), I decided against it.
I have been a MS OS user for the longest time, ever since DOS 5.0.
I have also gone through most of the disasters MS fished out to us all.
XPSP3 was my last MS OS (which I actually liked a lot) and I was able to cope with most problems with a decent firewall and reliable backups.
So I don't think I qualify for the MS hater label some may want to pin on me.
Then Vista, 8.1, W7 et al and came around and I decided not to go along with any of them, staying with my XPSP3. Updates ended and that was it, no way I was to continue with MS and W10.
I keep a netbook with one XPSP3 for the odd software (tax returns, temperature-data meter) that I cannot run on Linux and eventually it will get to be dual boot.
> That's why I now use Linux Mint as my general PC OS.
Exactly my situation.
And quite happy with it for the time being.
> ... if MS can retreat from these three ...
> ... I'd consider a return to Windows in such a situation.
I don't think so.
Not if hell freezes over, twice.
I'm sure my views represent a great many out there.
Just my $0.02
As always, YMMV.
Happy Easter to all.