“the new Windows, due to be released next week, will have users click off on an EULA that pretty much gives Redmond carte blanche to update the system at will, which will include updating apps as well as Windows itself, with no real way to opt out â€” except for users of the Enterprise edition.”
See Yet Another Reason to Avoid Windows 10Folks are correct. I don’t know much about recent releases from M$ but I know enough. Consider the EULA from Hell, for instance. That’s all you need to know that you are making your OS-provider your single point of failure. You’re even putting them in charge of built-in obsolescence, slowing down, security, breakage etc. Clicking on “Accept” or “I Agree” or whatever the button shows is opening Pandora’s Box and we all know how that turned out… What the criminal gang almost succeeded to do to the world they are now content to do to the subset of humanity who accept slavery in IT. In the old days, it was about controlling a single PC. Now M$ wants to control you by forcing upgrades which let in updates to everything, new “features”, even advertising on the hardware you own. Want your bandwidth gobbled up by ads? Want your PC to slow to a trickle by M$’s “Denial Of Service” attacks? Just buy a PC with That Other OS and watch it happen.
There is an escape though. Buy a PC with GNU/Linux and be Free to use your PC as you see fit. Like Android/Linux? It’s the same idea. Free/Libre Open Source Software is software you can run, examine, modify and distribute. What’s good for your smartphone is good for your other PCs. Run FLOSS on them. That’s the right way to do IT, not slavery to M$.