Fleeing Slavery Gives Opportunity To ARM And GNU/Linux

“With Windows 10, Microsoft has already shown a casual disregard for its users by using various tactics to get the platform installed on as many systems as possible, regardless of whether users want it or not.
 
For businesses, the alarm bells should have started ringing when Microsoft updated Windows 10 Pro, the edition most likely to be used by small to midsize firms, and removed the ability for admins to turn off access to the Windows Store. This signalled the fact that customers are not in control of how Windows behaves on their network, unless they fork out for an enterprise licence.”
 
See 5 reasons to ditch Windows for Linux
That Other Operating System has bitten millions of users: crashing, freezing, slowing down, refusing to boot, endless re-re-reboots, malware, EULA from Hell, etc. Now there’s “10” trying to outdo malware in conversion of the use of your hardware to M$’s purposes, enhancing/preserving monopoly. I was bitten 16 years ago by crashing. My employers were bitten by malware. Many others were tired of the Wintel treadmill and fled to lower cost and more efficient GNU/Linux.

I predicted years ago that Wintel would collapse under its own weight. Monopoly is just too costly compared to the utter freedom of GNU/Linux on ARM. You can have that today. You can be free today. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux. I recommend Odroid-C2 motherboards for clients and Lemaker Cello motherboards or SoftIron Overdrive 1000 for microservers and Gigabyte MP30-AR1 for larger servers. It’s all good. By the end of 2016 there will be a flood of newer and better products but those are available now.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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