[H]ard DCOTM x2
- Mar 1, 2014
For everyone saying Windows 10 is just like any other upgrade, everyone is just whining, you're either ignorant of how different 10 is from any other version of Windows, you've drank the kool aid, or are so simple you can't envision a scenario where their design change is a really, really bad idea.
I'm dreading Windows 10 for one reason: mandatory automatic updates. This means I'm not in control of my system. If MS decides to push an update that breaks software I use in the middle of a project, that's it, I'm fucked. I've already seen updates on Windows 7 break things, this isn't some hypothetical scenario. At least on 7 I can skip anything problematic. That control is gone. Unless you're using Enterprise, LTSB, or something else hacked together, you're no longer control your system. Now granted, 99% of the time that's probably not going to cause a problem. If you're unlucky enough to get hit when it does though, again, you're fucked. I rely on my computer for my job. The thought of any of my software working one day then not working the next for any reason that's not hardware failure is completely unacceptable to me, even if it's less than a 1% chance. To remove that control from the user completely is beyond asinine in my eyes. If all you do is browse the web, send emails, and use software that's actively supported, I'm sure Windows 10 is great for you. If you do anything where you lose money if your computer isn't running your software exactly the same as it was the day before, it's a nightmare to even think about.
But sure, try to falsely equivocate this with just "being afraid of change." It's obscene how willing people who should know better are to give up control of their own systems.
Tell me one thing in your life that is a 100% guarantee. "Less than 1%" is a pretty amazing chance.
^ This. So much this. I recall when it was normal to build and tweak a 'personal computer' - it was about personal choice and control.
I depend on my Win7 boxes for work - tweaked to suit particular specialty tasks. When I dived into the Win10 Early Idiot Adopter program, an update borked a machine - I lost time and money. Did M$ recoup my lost income? No, they did not. Will I give M$ another chance? No I will not.
All but one Win7 box are offline. When 2020 rolls in, the only only internet connected box in the office will be running Linux.
Do you mean you joined the early access Beta, or that you upgraded as soon as it was offered?
If it's the first, you have no foot to stand on.