Will MS really end the "free" "Upgrade" to W10 in July ?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Mutoid, May 19, 2016.

  1. Mutoid

    Mutoid MDL Member

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    #1 Mutoid, May 19, 2016
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    I put those words in quotes because it's only "free" in the sense that you don't give money to MS ,
    but like social networks , you pay a heavy price in personal data and the rights to it .

    And as for "Upgrade" , I don't need or want Edge , Cortana or any of the other "wonders" that W10 has .
    OK , for W8.x users , the "Start" button came back ..... Wow ! ...." Vorsprung durch technik "

    But it's still " lipstick on a pig " , IMO.

    I had a client contact me today who woke up to find W10 had installed itself , without permission
    or consent , on a W8.1 machine .... OK ,no big surprise there .... it's happened all over the world ,
    especially to people with Updates set to " Auto ".

    I'm just thinking ..... maybe MS are going to start one final super-aggressive push , before that cut-off date.

    Anyway , I'm curious to hear what other people think .

    Maybe it's worth starting a poll , with these options ?

    1. It certainly WILL end
    2. More than likely it will end
    3. Fifty-fifty chance
    4. More than likely it will NOT end
    5. Certainly will NOT end
    6. DFK/DFC
     
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  2. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    I think it is going to end.

    However, I do hope for 6 months extension.
     
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  3. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    If they have announced it officially, they're obliged to do it, but they may create a caveat that amounts to an extension.

    The funny logic is that people who don't want it for free will be expected to pay for it.

    Yet, knowing human nature, I dare say that if it stops being free, it will receive more appreciation - not that it deserves it.
     
  4. skee83

    skee83 MDL Novice

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    Who cares? It's an ugly piece of junk that collects too much data anyway.

    I went back to 8.1 and im loving it, At least 8.1's UI doesn't make me want to vomit.
     
  5. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    8.1 also has telemetry.
     
  6. skee83

    skee83 MDL Novice

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    You can disable it supposedly, but it's still not as bad as win 10, Windows 10 even has a keylogger built into it lol.

    Aside from all that though it's a hideous looking OS, I would have to get window blinds or something to theme it before i could even use it.
     
  7. balackobama

    balackobama MDL Novice

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  8. BilliBob

    BilliBob MDL Novice

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    If only all the spying could be disabled...