3 Early Reasons to Not Update to Windows 10

Microsoft has been talking up its Windows 10 operating system update for notebooks, desktops, smartphones and tablets since the end of last summer. For months we’ve seen the company release versions of Windows 10 that add new features and undo some of the mess that its Windows 8 operating system created.

Right now, we only have what Microsoft describes as Technical and Insider Previews to judge Windows 10 by. Even so, it’s easy to see that there’ll be enough new features and changes that users will definitely want to make the upgrade when its available. It’s also become clear, that there’ll still be a number of users who won’t want to and might not need to upgrade.

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Read: What is Windows 10?

Don’t Update to Windows 10 If You Don’t Like Integrated Services

The revolution Apple’s iPhone kicked off is still being felt in markets other than smartphones. As the smartphone has matured, we’ve started to expect some their software conveniences to show up in other places where it makes sense. Automatic updates from the Windows Store owe their existence in some part to the success of automatic updates on the iPhone. The all-in-one integrated Windows Store that Microsoft is working on for Windows 10 itself owes its existence to the success of Apple’s iTunes Store and the iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches that all depend on it.

Integrated services are another one of those things we owe to Apple’s success – and to Microsoft’s antitrust oversight expiring. Traditionally, Microsoft didn’t include ancillary apps in the Windows experience, opting to make them available as digital downloads from their site instead. For years, you couldn’t get Photo Gallery or Movie Maker unless you downloaded it directly from Microsoft’s site or your PC maker included it as an extra. OneDrive, began life as an ancillary app and service that users had to seek out in their web browser and install as a Desktop app.

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Downloading extras from Microsoft’s website isn’t necessarily going to be a problem in Windows 10 because the company is continuing the work it started with Windows 8. in that department. Windows 8.1 included OneDrive support, whether you wanted it or not. The only way to completely disable it is to dive into the system files or simply not use a Microsoft Account to login, which had other repercussions.

Windows 10 has OneDrive built-in again. Cortana, Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, built in too, though users can disable here. Even when you do, there’s still an integrated search box that goes directly to Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar aren’t something you can completely uninstall.

If you’re a member of that dedicated community that doesn’t want extra services baked into our operating system, you’ll want to stay away. You can spend time hiding all of these integrated service or you can just stay on Windows 7 and continue to add only the stuff you want to your PC.

Don’t Update to Windows 10 If You Like Windows Media Center

MediaCenter

Windows Media Center arrived early last decade as a way for Microsoft to expand its computing empire into the living room. The idea was pretty simple from Microsoft’s point of view. Using Windows Media Center, hardware makers and TV enthusiasts could build their own set-top box replacements to watch and record live television. PC makers didn’t introduce a lot of Windows Media Center designs, and getting the right mix of hardware and PC tuners was an excruciating process.

Microsoft stopped developing Windows Media Center in 2009 before Windows 8 launched, but included Windows Media Center as a separate add-on for Windows 8. There are no plans to update Windows Media Center or include Windows Media Center in Windows 10, according to Microsoft.

Logically, what Microsoft is doing makes sense. Microsoft went so far as to sell off its dedicated set-top box business before the launch of Xbox One because it wanted to focus its living room efforts there. Not including Media Center in Windows 10 seems like a good way to maintain that focus. In recent months Microsoft has added broadcast TV tuner support to the Xbox One, going in so far as to let users watch what’s airing around the house on its Xbox SmartGlass app.

Read: Xbox One Could Replace Your DVR

It’s not all bad news. A lot of people were using Windows Media Center to play DVDs on their Windows PCs. Microsoft has a dedicated solution for that coming later this year. Windows Media Center won’t suddenly stop working on existing devices though, meaning anyone who’s comfortable with not upgrading their Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC to Windows 10 can keep using the software.

Don’t Update to Windows 10 Because You Are Worried About Windows 7 Not Being Supported

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One of the biggest motivators for upgrading software is the loss of support. As Windows operating systems get older, Microsoft slowly moves away from them. Towards the end of their life cycle Microsoft still provides crucial security updates, but doesn’t introduce any new features. At the very end of their life cycle Microsoft even stops doing that, hoping that purchasing new hardware will motivate you to upgrade.

For Windows 10, Microsoft is opening up upgrades to most modern versions of Windows. Windows 10 will roll out initially as a free update for anyone running home versions of and Windows 7, Windows 8.1. Those who have hardware that can support the upgrade will get it straight away.

If you have Window 7 with all the latest updates security support won’t stop until January 14th 2020, even though mainstream support for the operating system ended on January 13th of this year, according to Microsoft. You can upgrade because you want the features that Windows 10 provides, but don’t feel like you have to just to keep your PC safe. Windows 7 just isn’t that old yet.

Microsoft says Windows 10 should arrive for tablets, notebooks, desktops and 2-in-1s sometime this summer. It’ll arrive on smartphones and the Xbox One sometime after that.

28 Comments

  1. yanta

    05/10/2015 at 7:52 pm

    Good read!

    I fear there are more than 3 reasons though..

    4. Wait to see where Microsoft goes with the pricing near the end of the first year. Once you upgrade you’re stuck. You can’t go back, so jumping on the bandwagon too early might not be a good idea

    5. Don’t upgrade if you prefer a start menu that is customizable, and of an appropriate size that is meaningful and functional. Windows 10’s hybrid menu is none of the above.

    6. Don’t upgrade if you care about privacy. We know that Microsoft captures everything with the Insider previews. We do not know yet if that process will stop when Windows 10 goes live.

    7. (And you hinted at this one); Don’t upgrade if you want to be online only when you want to be online. Don’t want a Microsoft account and live tiles, and everything linked into live services (like cloud and store).

    8. Don’t upgrade if you want a desktop that is easy on the eye and has things spaced and grouped without a massive amount of white space everywhere. Particularly if you have large monitors (We have dual 27″ monitors on most PCs here).

    I could go on, but that’s enough I think.

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    • Neil

      07/04/2015 at 2:32 pm

      If you upgrade before the end of the first year, the Windows 10 is free for life. Its start menu is of course customizable, more than it has ever been before. You can resize the start menu (yes), turn on/off live tiles, change colors/themes, make it look like Windows 7’s menu, or even go back to Windows 8’s full-screen menu. Your next comment about privacy is ridiculous — everything is outlined in their Privacy Policy. You have the same level of privacy as previous Windows versions, but 10 features new levels of security (Device Guard, Windows Hello, etc.) Your next point about “being online only when you want to” is incorrect; you can choose to disable live tiles and cloud apps as you see fit.

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      • Jim

        07/16/2015 at 1:37 pm

        You’re a bonehead, Neil.

        Windows 10 is NOT “free for life”. Only for THE LIFETIME OF THE DEVICE you’re upgrading, provided you upgrade within one year from July 29, 2015. Other than meeting those specific terms, the O.S. isn’t free.

        The start menu, though “customizable” and aesthetically appealing by YOUR standards, is a hot, clunky, fugly MESS by others’ standards. Even though you can resize the menu, there are still large blank areas, depending on how you have tiles arranged. And if you go with no tiles, it’s REALLY ugly and doesn’t resize enough horizontally to hide the blank spaces left by removing the tiles.

        So you can turn off live tiles, woopti-freakin-doo.

        And some of us are not sheeple like you apparently are; we don’t just blindly take someone’s word, especially a company like MS, that tell us they are always trustworthy and up-front when it comes to user privacy. Their track-record tells a decidedly different story if you’d take the time to look into some of the scandals concerning their involvement with the NSA. And, before you accuse me of wearing a “tinfoil hat”, of being one of those “nutty conspiracy-theorists”, let me remind you that MANY so-called ‘conspiracy theories’ have turned out to be 100% conspiracy FACTS. Microsoft DOES collect VAST amounts of data on users, they DO have the ability to go into your OneDrive files, they WILL and DO work with government and corporate alphabet-agencies, handing over collected data on users. If you believe otherwise, you’re in a Big Brother-induced COMA.

        Your smug, self-satisfied reply to yanta just shows everyone that you’re dangerously complacent. The world is “a jungle”, you’d better start realizing this fact. The dangerously complacent are PREY. They get eaten eventually. Only the creatures who exhibit a healthy amount of paranoia (or heightened state of awareness) live long and prosper.

        There is a HUGE difference between these two quotes:

        1- Give me liberty or give me death!

        2- Give me convenience or give me death!

        You obviously are one of the sheeple that live by the second quote….sacrificing your liberty for the convenience of being connected 24/7 to your Facebook account. It may seem cool to you at the moment, convenient as heck….but there are SO MANY traps just laying around in your direct path, waiting to spring.

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        • Neil

          07/16/2015 at 3:59 pm

          Spare me the ad hominems. “Bonehead” or “sheeple” is irrelevant and unnecessary; candidly, it makes your argument look weak.

          I’ll reiterate. Windows 10 is of course free for life — obviously for the device being upgraded. Your argument about only being free for the “lifetime of the device” is misleading; for example, should one’s device catastrophically fail for any reason (e.g. hard drive failure), one may fix the hardware problem and freely reinstall Windows 10 on that device even after the one year upgrade period ends. In that respect, it is most definitely free for life. Obviously, upgrading one device does not entitle you to free copies on another device. Anyhow, I do not want to play a game of semantic tongue twisting — you can take that elsewhere.

          Also, see http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/what-if-i-require-a-clean-install-after-a-year-has/ef8bdcc0-b84b-4c16-a690-1bf0aa803ab8

          Before you shove words into my mouth, accurately READ my comment. I said, “[i]ts start menu is of course customizable, more than it has ever been before,” which is a fact. I didn’t share my opinions on aesthetics at all, and quite frankly I don’t care that you think it’s a “hot, clunky, fugly mess” — if you don’t like it, don’t use it, simple.

          First, it’s not just Microsoft; Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter and other high-profile companies have been battling the same allegations. They, too, have access to the respective content that YOU choose to store on their servers, and if you carefully read their privacy policies, all of them state that they can and will share confidential information to government security agencies upon a court order. This should not come as a surprise to you. Don’t like OneDrive (or any cloud host for that matter)? Then don’t use it.

          Second, your comment about collecting vast amounts of data is ridiculous. You’re probably referring to their CEIP (Customer Experience Improvement Program). You can easily disable that during and after Windows 10’s setup process. Regardless, they will never collect confidential information beyond what you give/allow them, and if you’re truly paranoid, you can run a secondary hardware firewall to monitor your internet traffic.

          Again, with your last comment on liberty, you can choose to live like a caveman hiding from modern technology — frankly I don’t care — but you cannot accuse someone else of sacrificing his/her liberty over something as relatively inconsequential as an OS upgrade. Lastly, I don’t use facebook, especially not “24/7.” I recall a quote by John Stuart Mill that is especially applicable here, but I’ll save that for another day.

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          • Ray

            07/17/2015 at 12:54 pm

            Ur a F.A.G. And a stupid one at that.

          • Neil

            07/17/2015 at 1:03 pm

            @Ray – Still in the third grade, I see. Spill expletives, accuse one of stupidity, and leave without retort.

            “Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”
            – Euripides

          • Jim

            07/17/2015 at 1:43 pm

            Yes, you are still a Bonehead…..BONEHEAD.

            Your 1st statement was NOT “obviously” for the device being upgrading. You simply said it (Windows 10) is free for life. How is my correction of your WRONG statement playing semantics? If you said “Elephants fly and fart rainbows.”, and I correct you by stating that no, in fact, they don’t, you think our disagreement would be mere semantics? You need to go back to school if you want to throw intelligent-sounding terms around, Bonehead. Learn their true meaning. Again, Windows 10 IS NOT FREE FOR LIFE.

            http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-windows-10-free-lifetime-device-after-initial-upgrade-no-yearly-fee-upgraders

            I wish someone would literally shove a dictionary in your mouth. You need one.

            I don’t give a rat’s *ss that you don’t care about my opinion of the friggin start menu. Yes, it’s my opinion….but it’s shared with MANY, MANY people. Obviously not with smarmy little fanboys like yourself, but that’s life. Oh, and by the way, I use Linux.

            The fact that you’ve pointed out that other companies (like Google, Apple, FB, etc.) either are or have in the past been battling allegations concerning violations of end-users’ privacy, and then how you try to turn the blame on the end-user is just….asinine. To a degree, though, I have to agree that the end-users are putting themselves at risk by using said services. Still, that by no means lets those companies off the hook; they’re still doing some shady *ssed s*it with people’s personal data, their respective Privacy-Statements are misleading at best, and big changes need to be made with them all. I’m not the only “caveman” who feels this way, Bonehead. The fact that you DON’T have any concern over these issues shows everyone why I nick-named you with the tag I gave you. You’re a B.O.N.E.H.E.A.D.

            And no, I wasn’t simply referring to the CEIP in Windows. Derp. That’s small potatoes when it comes to data-mining and other privacy violations. Anti-forensics 1.01. Suffice it to say, CEIP should be among the least of people’s concerns when it comes to corporate and government spying.

            Being as how I use Linux, I’d hardly qualify as someone hiding from “modern technology”. Avoiding traps, yes, but not hiding from anything that’s truly innovating. Apps that flip around on a start menu, being plugged-in to scores of them, many of which use GPS and give themselves permission (in their “privacy statements”) to look through your entire drive-contents….is hardly “new technology”.

            You’re not too smart, are you? No need to answer that, BONEHEAD. Have a great rest of your day as you graze along with the rest of the bedazzled sheeple.

          • Neil

            07/17/2015 at 2:33 pm

            I said: “If you upgrade before the end of the first year, the Windows 10 is free for life.”

            In the above statement, it’s implicitly understood (or, should I say, common sense) that you need to have a device to upgrade first. Thus your argument that my “1st statement was [not] ‘obviously’ for the device being upgrading” is ridiculous.

            I need to go back to school? Well, that’s funny because I AM in school. Your childish name-calling warrants that you, too, need to consider your re-entry into the education system.

            That’s fine by me. No, your view is not shared by “many, many” people — Windows is very dominant in terms of marketshare, which suggests that your claim of “many, many” people is likely hyperbolized. Plus, over a billion devices have opted in to upgrade to Windows 10, so you are very much in the minority in your views. Well, good for you — I like linux as well.

            That’s fine, I support your boisterous individuality regarding privacy issues. However, I don’t agree with your arguments, for Windows does not monitor your activity or spy on your files (beyond what you choose to share with them, of course), and claiming that they do based on some conspiracies or allegations is IMO merely paranoia. If in doubt, there is nothing preventing you from installing a hardware firewall and checking for yourself.

            If apps’ privacy statements are concerning to you, then don’t use them. Simple. However, an app that has no access to your drive would be limiting, I think. “Entire drive contents?” Beyond a malware/virus/spyware scanner or search indexer, I doubt any legitimate app does. Get a resource monitoring program if you’re paranoid.

            It’s okay, the world is not out to get you. :P

          • Jim

            07/17/2015 at 1:51 pm

            Being as how I’ve made my arguments crystal clear, shown yours to be faulty and plain wrong in the process, I won’t bother with anymore replies to you. In your case, the old saying “you can’t fix stupid” applies, so why should I bother? Adios, Bonehead.

          • Neil

            07/17/2015 at 2:40 pm

            Sorry, your arguments are nebulous at best.

            “Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”
            – Euripides

          • Ray

            07/17/2015 at 2:49 pm

            Mmmhmm. Yep. Ur still a stupid F.A.G.

            In school, learning S.H.I.T. Education system is shit.

          • Jim

            07/17/2015 at 3:40 pm

            Well, here I go, eating my own words. I said I wasn’t gonna reply anymore….but. I do want to apologize to you, Niel, for calling you names. I didn’t realize that you’re a youngster, still in school. I’m not an “Internet Bully”, and am sorry for coming off like one. I just assumed that I was going back-and-forth with an adult.

            But, having established all that now, let me tell you that I’m 48 years old….and have already GOTTEN my education. Also went to college, and now am employed on my firm’s anti-forensic team. I know what I’m talking about, bud, when it comes to corporate and government spying. It’s not “conspiracy theory”, my friend. I know how cool it may be to throw that term around, calling people who point-out corruption and rights-violations conspiracy-theorists, but please, before you leave the hallowed halls of the education system (ahem!), try thinking outside of the swarm, try seeing things from another point-of-view. You’ve a long life ahead, much more to learn. And you’ve yet to have the rug yanked out from under you, as you surely will, concerning your world view. The MSM calls anyone who questions the established order of things conspiracy nuts, as do other people/corporations/government that have things they want to hide from the public light. Please know this. Really KNOW it. It may seem cool to sit there, all smug, thinking you’re more intelligent than we “cavemen” who are sounding off about these things, warning people about privacy issues and corruption, but, in the end, it’s NOT cool and some day you’ll see that.

            Again, my apologies for the name-calling, Niel. But please open your mind a bit. Get a little paranoid. It’s healthy and natural, in moderation. Being complacent and smug is folly and will eventually lead to a fall.

          • Neil

            07/22/2015 at 6:57 am

            @Jim – Well, I’ll keep that in mind. Thank you.

      • Tony

        07/22/2015 at 4:24 am

        A bonehead indeed you are, Neil. That is all.

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        • Neil

          07/22/2015 at 6:59 am

          Given the time of incidence of Tony’s posts and Ray’s posts, I am very tempted to assume that all three of you are indeed the same person.

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          • Chad

            07/25/2015 at 12:12 am

            Thank you very much Neil. This whole post has been a hilarious read and your arguments where wonderful. I’m pretty sure that other guy was some kind of 4 chan type troll and you slammed him down. I salute you! Please keep being an amazing member of forums and a great help to people looking for answers.

  2. Neil

    07/04/2015 at 2:19 pm

    I am VERY impressed with Windows 10 so far. Windows 10 supports AllJoyn, which enables it to communicate with other AllJoyn-compatible products (like lights, fans, A/C, TVs, toasters, etc.) and control them right from your PC. Its new Microsoft Edge browser feels very snappy, and I might consider switching away from Chrome if they can iron out the remaining bugs.

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    • Jim

      07/16/2015 at 1:40 pm

      Give me convenience or give me death! Give me convenience or give me death! Give me convenience or give me death!

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      • Alice

        07/18/2015 at 10:00 pm

        Jim, your argument is meaningless in every sense of the word. Go back to linux and keep shouting about convenience; you’ll get none, and no liberty, and love it.

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      • Lance R.

        08/09/2015 at 7:12 am

        You can’t even talk about an operating system without going all ‘black helicopters barbed wire pointing in not out’, politicizing everything. It’s people like you that scar the face of conservatives in the public eye. Please just STFU. You do damage your own every time you speak. We don’t need you. Please migrate to the Democrat party and do your damage over there.

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    • Tony

      07/22/2015 at 4:23 am

      Neil, you’re an idiot.

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      • Neil

        07/22/2015 at 7:01 am

        @Tony – Your baseless ad hominem attacks are quite lame.

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  3. Marc-Antoine

    07/24/2015 at 3:19 pm

    An other reason not to do the upgrade:

    – If you’re using an USB microphone (professionnal one) as the AT2020, the built-in driver problem you’ve had in Windows 8 and 8.1 that cause low level will likely be in Windows 10 too, cause they haven’t rebuild the OS from the ground. So stick with Windows 7 or XP if you want rich sound recording quality.

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  4. Michael Brittain

    07/31/2015 at 9:48 am

    I am a computer service professional with more than 20 years experience in networking and security. I would like to add a couple quick things.

    1. I don’t recommend the upgrade to my customers until there has been adequate time to work out the “bugs” on windows 10. Currently there are a lot of driver problems.

    2. Young people will love windows 10 because of the feature s and always connected to everything. older people will not like it because it controls too much without giving you the aesthetics you want. (hopefully will be better customization in service pack 1)

    3. ALL INFORMATION STORED ONLINE IS at risk, If you don’t want someone else seeing it then keep it offline. Whether it is a hacker, Government agency, or Corporate interests.

    4. Microsoft plans to make everything a subscription service is crazy and I hate it, but they are not alone. That is where the internet and TV and everything else is headed. Make sure you create a full back up image of your windows 7 before upgrading.

    5. Windows 10 has a lot of limitations, and a lot of issues that are propping up, but if you don’t upgrade you wont have access to newer technology and service that can do great things for you.

    In summary I recommend waiting a couple months until all the bugs are worked out and then upgrade to take advantage of the new stuff, just make sure you understand that the world is changing to an always on society with information being collected about you everywhere. Windows 10 has good and bad nothing is ever perfect. If your concerned about security use Linux of stay offline. Apple and Android have the same issues with even less control than windows 10.

    Ignorance and Apathy are killing our country, make a decision that is right for you, it may not be the some for someone else. That doesn’t make them wrong just different.

    I hope this helps someone out there.

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    • blah blah

      07/31/2015 at 10:30 am

      Totally agree with this. When I moved over to an 8.1 phone and tablet I was a bit surprised that they required me to create a @live.com account to “unlock all the features of my device.” MS always has these rose-colored glasses on when it comes to this kind of stuff. “Everyone should just have 1 login/account, and it’s used across all devices and services.” Great! Until it gets hacked. Suddenly some random stranger has access to everything you own and do. MS goal is to create an immense walled-garden that recreates other services (eg: pandora, netflix, etc), but you can access their stuff with only 1 account. The great thing about having separate services is having separate logins… it’s a bit of forced-layer security. Now they want to remove that in order to make it easier to get everyone hooked on their own internal walled garden. It’s a huge security risk.

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  5. blah blah

    07/31/2015 at 10:21 am

    Win 10 is just a glorified patch to fix the mistakes from Win 8. Nothing more. If you like Win 7, Win 10 offers nothing new or exciting that will make you go “holy cow, this was a great choice!” On the contrary, you’ll get tossed into the UI hell that Win 8+ created and Win 10 continues (and barely fixes… they brought back a start menu, which is just a condensed start screen… ugh). There is a bit more core OS optimization in Win 10… but they they layer on more services and garbage to bog it down once more. So, you’re not netting much improvement, and the overall UI experience with their in-your-face snooping isn’t worth it.

    If you have a Win 8+ device… UPGRADE. Win 10 fixes a lot of the junk that you find annoying.

    Again, Win 10 is nothing but a glorified patch to Win 8.

    As a side note … Win 10 also spells a few more things out if you read between the lines:

    1) Win 10 is final … but when given the chance MS will stagnate a product if they can get away with it. Look at IE 6. They were going to let it stagnate to infinity until Mozilla and Google lit a fire under their rears with alternative browsers. On the plus side, MS won’t keep “upgrading to give an excuse to buy our new product” (like how they’ve done with MS Office for the past 5 years). On the down side, Win 10 is going to stagnate. If you don’t iike it the way it is… good luck, because that’s how it’s going to be for many years to come … until a competitor comes out with something better and FORCES them to make it better. MS is still riding their “it’s good enough and cheap enough to keep folks”… because they know while folks will complain most are not rich enough to jump to apple, and most are not wanting to dig into linux.

    2) the age of PC Master Race is over. They killed PC gaming with xbox. They’re killing PC Power Users with Win 8+ (including Win 10). You are no longer their target audience, nerd. They’re going after passive users that just want to social media, stream, etc… have a dumb device that does all that “techno stuff” behind the scenes without having to worry about it. Sorry to say, but that is a lot more people then us nerds that have loved dorking out on our computers. Computers were initially too complicated for a lot of users, even ones that just wanted to surf or watch movies. So, we power users felt like we were the target audience. Dumb devices like smartphones have unlocked a huge volume of users that just want dumb devices… and they want computers as dumb devices now. Win 8+ heralded in that age … Win 10 is going to maintain it. You want to be a power user? Go get linux. Go dual-boot it. While you’re dual-booting linux to get complete control over your pc, then dual-booting back into windows to do some gaming … realize that most other folks are just not using linux, and just use their console system to do gaming … you are the exception not the norm now. The norm is folks that want to use their pc like an appliance, not a computer. All of us comp geeks are getting the door slammed in our faces, and it’s coming as a surprise. It’s like a hot chick that suddenly lost her looks. The irrelevancy of us is hitting the wall fast and hard, and we’re shocked by it, but we should have seen it coming from a mile away. We are no longer their favorite. We are their red-headed step childs.

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    • Tony Barrett

      08/08/2015 at 4:41 am

      Never has a truer word been said. MS are dumbing down Windows as fast as they can. If they’d have had their way, Win10 wouldn’t even have had a Win32 desktop – everything would now be based on the Start Screen. Global hatred of Windows 8 forced that change, and now suddenly MS love the desktop again! It’s all really about monetizing Windows in a new way. The O/S may be a ‘free’ upgrade, but you bet your a*s that they’ll be charging for new features. Windows as we knew it is gone. This is Microsoft’s future, and it’s not a pretty one.

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  6. Marto.1

    08/13/2015 at 2:33 pm

    Ray, Jim, Neil…whoa! Breakfast and a show! You guys are hilarious, no really…tell you what. I’ll upgrade from 8 to 10 and let you know if the aliens, NSA or Madonna come and steal my baked beans and eggs…Okay.

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