“Many Taiwan-based ODMs hold the opinion that Windows 10 will not be able to boost large-scale PC replacements and upgrades because a large proportion of consumers mainly use PCs for Web surfing and document processing, and therefore do not need the advanced functions provided by Windows 10.
The ODMs pointed out that most consumers have shifted their budgets to purchase a new smartphone since they have no immediate need to buy a new PC, and Windows 10’s first-year free upgrade will make the matter worse.”
See Windows 10 unlikely to hike PC demand, say Taiwan ODMs Advanced functions of “10”? What are those? New levels of slavery (your data + your money)? New levels of chaos (still more malware, intrusions and lags)? Of course consumers don’t need those. GNU/Linux works fine for them. Everyone wants to get off the Wintel treadmill when it’s a real treadmill, visible, noisy and costly before their eyes. We should be thankful M$ has come out of the shadows to compete in the real world where they lose badly to FLOSS and GNU/Linux. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux for a speedy exit.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.