Forget The Free Update To Slavery. Just say “NO!” To M$.

“the new update experience — with clearer “upgrade now, schedule a time, or decline the free offer” — will start rolling out this week. Microsoft also will revert to making clicking on the Red X at the corner of the Windows 10 update box dismiss the update, rather than initiate it, as it has done for the past several weeks.”
 
See Microsoft to make saying no to Windows 10 update easier
I did it. You can too. Back in 1999, I had five PCs running Lose ’95 and every hour one or another would quit working. There was nothing wrong with the hardware. It worked perfectly with GNU/Linux which I have been using ever since.

GNU/Linux is $FREE as in costing $0 per licence/copy and FREE in permitting you to run, examine, modify and yes, even distribute the software… What more could you want compared to That Other OS which restricts what you can do with the hardware you own (just read the EULA), and make you pay to use your own PC. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux because it has a huge repository of software packages that work together on your system whether it has an ARM or AMD64 CPU. You can install any of them with a bit of typing or click of a mouse. They are all Free Software too.

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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7 Responses to Forget The Free Update To Slavery. Just say “NO!” To M$.

  1. oiaohm says:

    System V issues are not that old thinking the Linux world kept the System V init system alive and kicking way past it used by date.

    Also just to be horible there are many things in application compatibility where you must do them today exactly how they were done on System V no matter how stupid you think those things are.
    http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man7/svipc.7.html

    So it quite common to hear people working on Linux and other Posix and Unix complaining about things about System V because for application compatibility its not dead yet.

    But they quite clearly belong to ancient history, and should be left there. Whining about these things simply suggests that you are both ancient man-boys who cannot deal with the modern day.
    Basically Dr Loser the idiot System V issues we wish were ancient history.

  2. luvr says:

    Do you want me to recall my woes with System V?

    I would suggest, for the health of you, that you forget it.

  3. joepf says:

    Do not fall for Microsoft’s trap, they are only doing damage control. After everybody forgets, they will do something bad again.

  4. Dr Loser says:

    luvr wrote, “That’s exactly what he did, wasn’t it?”

    Exactly, and with no regrets despite the trolls.

    Clearly not so. And I would suggest, for the health of both of you, that you forget it. It has, as the Wiz points out, been twenty years or so.

    Do you want me to recall my woes with System V? I can detail them, if you like.

    But they quite clearly belong to ancient history, and should be left there. Whining about these things simply suggests that you are both ancient man-boys who cannot deal with the modern day.

  5. luvr wrote, “That’s exactly what he did, wasn’t it?”

    Exactly, and with no regrets despite the trolls. The world can and does make its own software. Why not use it? It sure beats monopoly.

  6. luvr says:

    “Get over it.”

    That’s exactly what he did, wasn’t it? 🙂

  7. Wizard Emeritus says:

    “I did it. You can too. Back in 1999, I had five PCs running Lose ’95 and every hour one or another would quit working. ”

    It is 17 years later Robert Pogson. That experience is no longer relevant.

    Get over it.

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