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Brit healthcare system inks Windows 10 install pact with Microsoft

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Re: M$ should be paying us!

@Doctor Syntax.

The OS is an end unto itself for Microsoft. Microsoft needs Windows to keep reminding users why they are using Windows. With Win 10, it is also a platform to mine user data, and embed cloud hooks into the OS. It's also about the 'ecosystem', which requires a Microsoft account to partake in.

It's not due to an economic or technical reason why Win 10 is the way it is now. It's due to a political reason: a response to Apple and Google's encroachment with their mobile duopoly, and paranoia brought on by years of declining PC sales.

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