Originally Posted by LoLomgbbq
Yeah, nowhere, just like linux.
Linux has the mobile space because of Google, not because of haxor1337linuxDev. Besides, why is it a monopoly for MS to have "conquered" the desktop space for OS, but its perfectly ok that Google with Android, have done the same with the mobile space.
Not saying Google gets a free pass, they don't. But, they do get a pass on their path. They're an advertising company that expanded their advertising market into mobile using the linux codebase. Google have always been an advertising company. You know what you're gonna get from the "Do no evil" company: Data-mined to hell and more advertising. That's also why I personally don't use any of their advertising platforms.
Microsoft on the other hand, were born in a gentler time, when software was a thing and the internet wasn't. Yes, they got their start by basically stealing Q&D DOS and reselling it to IBM, but still they developed as a software house providing an OS that could support a wondrous and varied software ecosystem.
However, now Microsoft is in a tough place spot - #1 in a market on a downward trend. They missed the datamine-you-to-hell mobile train and as is their style have overreacted, just as they missed the internet and overreacted. M$ have virtually zero market share in the still growing mobile space and to compensate they need to punish, spy on and aggregate their longtime desktop customers. They desperately need those one billion Windows 10 users captured, mined and resold to advertisers.
They will also fail miserably at it, as is their style. Possibly by the 3rd or 4th iteration they might find a balanced path between trampling over their user's system and locking in a solid advertising revenue stream.
That's my objection. I purchased an OS. I did not willingly signup for the OS to morph into datamining-to-hell ad service on the desktop. As a content creator, the Win 10 EULA is absolutely chilling. They grant themselves a royalty-free license to any content on their
your system. In exchange for using their badly coded and poorly tested OS 'enhancements'. No thanks.
There's free and then there's IP theft. Microsoft just granted themselves a license to steal from their users. Sure, just like FB and all the social media platforms, but it's easy to stay off FB. A little harder to stay off your OS. Unless it's you, LoLomgbbq and Linux.
When my Win7 boxes are EOL. I'll pull them offline and continue to use them. For other online tasks will pick a flavor of Linux that suits my needs or worse, use OSX. Microsoft doesn't give a poo about me and now the feeling is mutual.
Or...I can spend 5x as much to get their 'Enterprise" edition because big business can opt out of the data-mine gravy train. Or so we're led to believe.
PS - Apple got their last decade success from nix - BSD - proving that two evils can make a right (for shareholders) richest company in the world.