Originally Posted by tpi2007
You're pointing to an important problem. Microsoft thinks it's just easier to take all of its customers for fools and ignorant and thus force things on them than to make an effort to explain to them the pros and cons and give them options. If they aren't making the effort to be considerate and move knowledge further, they are doing it wrong and should not expect any sympathy from customers.
By the way, nice trendy way to finish your post. That's the crowd Microsoft is aiming at. We beg to differ.
Again, excuse any grammar/spelling mistakes.
I just came back into this for this specific post. I hate to tell you this but 99% of Windows users are ignorant fools. I deal with thousands of users everyday and it blows my mind how careless people are when it comes to OS safety and security. Those 99% need the big brother approach because they are the ones who make it easy for malicious software to bounce around the internet. Fun Fact, over the past 6 months, one of our customers got crypto'd 3 times even after we've implemented every prevention we can think of due to "fools" who don't know well enough not to click on that Facebook link about losing 10 pounds in 10 minutes or opening that email from an unknown address because it has supposed "pay pal funds to transfer".
You do have the option. It's not to upgrade. As stated, this force only goes into effect AFTER you've clicked yes. Not sure on the laws of where your at but where I'm from, once you sign that dotted line for a service, it's extremely hard to back out. By clicking yes, you've agreed and the choice cannot be reversed. Says it right in the GWX update. As for the pros and cons, people love being spoofed everything. No one wants to put in the foot work and find out themselves. MS has all types of documentation on their website about Windows 10. Heck even the GWX update has a link for more info where you can learn about Windows 10 yourself as well as a forum where you can ask all the questions you need and get answers for actual Microsoft employees. As I said before, people love to be spooned and not take the time to put in the foot work.
If I'm the crowd MS is looking for, then they are on the right path. I'm an IT professional with 5 years in the business with multiple comptia certifications and I'm a Microsoft Certified Professional with Windows 7, Server 2012 R2, an I'm current working on my MCSA Windows 10. I'd like to say I know a little bit about MS software. I like to learn about the software before I implement and I'm very carefully about security and safety for myself, family, and the hundreds of companies my employer supports which totals to thousands of ignorant and foolish users. What MS is doing is no different than what we do to these companies. We force OS updates, software updates, patches, fixes, implement best practices, etc to keep these business efficient and running. No different than what MS is doing except you actually get a choice in if you want the upgrade or not. In retrospect, MS is a hella lot kinder than a lot of IT' companies.Edited by NexusRed - 6/4/16 at 3:32am