Originally Posted by Rookie1337
^You guys do understand the license terms and the fact that as far as most of the world is concerned you don't actually own software/programs. MS and Apple work under the assumption you don't know anything about computers or don't have the time to control things yourself and therefore are trying to make it as "simple" as possible. You're not just paying money for software; you're paying your freedom and control in return for something that "just works". There's nothing wrong with it. If you don't agree with the "price" then make it clear by not paying and moving onto something else.
As I've said before there seems to be a lot of hate at MS and Apple for doing things that take away control but people keep paying. If you were really upset you'd move to another OS/software. I get tired of people complaining and not doing anything about it even if it's something as small as sending a direct complaint to the company or not buying(though most importantly NOT USING) their software.
PS: I'm sure hoping for the people on here going "cool I'll stick to Win7 for the next ten years" you guys get lucky and MS doesn't start cutting out the support and denying software for it to make you guys upgrade because I'm pretty sure if they did most of you would. Or on the flip side you may not be able to use your latest and greatest hardware without going to Win8. I don't think MS is that "bad" but they definitely could if they wanted to.
Does "got consumer by the balls" mean anything to you?
Pretty much the ONLY reason we play with M$ is that they are the "de facto standard" in the majority of PC operating systems. No other O/S has the same level of support when considering 3rd party offerings... and M$ knows this.
They will continue to yank our chains and drain our wallets forcing working products to become obsolete (due to termination of support for those products) in their push to continue marketing their wares. Honestly, as a consumer, I'm virtually uninterested in all the "new changes" they are making to the O/S. I just want my O/S to run the software that I currently run and be secure enough where I don't have to worry about being hacked and turned inside out. That shouldn't be too much to ask for.
Maybe M$ should just change their model to being "subscription based"... since they are determined to wring as much cash as they can from us anyways. Treating the O/S the same as any other application is ludicrous... as everything depends on the O/S. Some of us don't want all those "extra features" and GUI ... we just want FUNCTIONALITY. But yet, corporate interests supercede the wishes and wills of the consumer... yet, if we could build something functional and supported ourselves, we would... but we can't and will be forever enslaved to the whim and will of this company. Continuously forcing us to swallow product that we didn't ask for and don't even want.
But such is corporate greed isn't it? If only there were other truly viable options considering the support of all 3rd party software out there. We'd definitely vote with our dollars if that were the case... but as such the only vote we get is to hang on to what we got until the product lifecyle has completely ended and then make a final decision.
I for one will not be an early adopter of anything Windows 8 based on what they are presenting now. If they want any more of my money, they are gonna have to wait for it.... and who knows, by then there might be another options. /shrug