Re: Should I upgrade.
Originally Posted by Tedc
Sorry to be pedantic, JBR, but getting a copy of any Software, e.g. Windows, does not mean that you own it.
In reality, you are only buying a security key which lets you use it on a "leased" basis.
Yes but remember that it didn't used to be this way.
Years ago you bought a copy of Windows, complete with the CDs and a license key. That entitled you to install Windows on any PC/laptop you wished but only one at a time.
It was to all intents and purposes your copy of Windows which nobody to take away from you and it was a one time purchase, no strings attached.
Today you are just leasing an operating system. MS control it not you andthere'snothing you can do about that. It will never be YOUR copy of Windows and you will never be able to control it yourself. As you say to even get it in the first place you have to agree the stupid Ts&Cs which sign away all your rights.
MS can do absolutely anything they want to the copy of Windows running on your machine. Imagine in a couple of years time that they decide they will treat Windows like Office 365 and make you PAY every year for the privilege of using it. They will simply force an update down the line which changes your Windows software which will then start demanding payments before it will work.
This is the groundwork I believe MS have laid in developing and forcing W10 onto everybody in the nefarious way they did. It was a milestone change in history. Those that managed to avoid it are still free.
Make no mistake, W10 and everything that now comes after it is going to become a sales portal for apps and services and other things. Those who took W10 will spend lots of money over the coming years.
Meanwhile I fully expect the large conglomerates to keep working with Microsoft to furtther force people to upgrade.
As I stated yesterday, Google have already begun by arbitrarily BLOCKING users of Win 7 or older browsers from being able to use Google Maps.
How long before Amazon likewise decides to just block Win 7 users and then the banks and then Facebook, Twitterand all the rest?
These are the people controlling society and herding humans into pens of their own making where they can be exploited. It is our fault. We the people gave them too much power. We all flocked to Google in the 80s/90s instead of other internet search providers. Many of us use Amazon to order almost anything. We did this to ourselves.
Now these organisations are tracking everything we do, generating huge databases of information about us which can be exploited. 1984 beckons!