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Microsoft attempts to steer Windows users away [60377]

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 1:04 am    Post subject: Microsoft attempts to steer Windows users away [60377] Reply with quote

Like Google, Apple, and other major online providers, Microsoft is willing to play dirty to keep users within its digital ecosystem. The Redmond corporation is now making it difficult for Windows 11 users by removing official instructions on how to convert an online account into a local one.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...free and not hard to set up for win10/11 Doesn't break (have to) anything.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 2:07 pm    Post subject: In a few months. Reply with quote

And when the north is totally contaminated with radiation in a few months, and internet is down, we have to back to Windows 98.

Ohh No!!, all the current hardware is not compatible with Windows 98!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2024 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder why does Microsoft believe end-users would want anything to do with their services in the first place?
Remember the crap with IE? EU had them remove it.
Even Apple was forced to open up their OS to alternative stores.
Same thing is going to happen here - you can't force users to consume your lame-ass services. Emphasis on forcing, and lame-ass services.
Everyone knows you are losing business and this is way you want to avoid losing all interest in your platform, but hey. This is life.
If you suck, users will go elsewhere.
The intuitive and counterproductive nature of Windows 11 is to blame - that was Microsoft's own decision, nobody else's.
Punishing users will only make things worse.

However, let's broaden our view for a moment.
Let's have a look at Google.
Their services are going to shit much the same way, although it's less obvious at the moment. Not so obvious, but visible, nevertheless.
Ever wondered why that is?
What eats up all these tech giants in the long run?
It's simple: the lack of knowledge and expertise.
A not-so-long time ago, in a galaxy not-so-far-away, in fact, right here, there were some experts who understood what ailed mankind: the need to make inputs intuitively and effortlessly into a machine they called personal computers.
In the beginning there was command prompt and then came GUI.
Man saw GUI was good, and so, man liked it. Got used to it. Improved it.
However, man, being mortal, don't last forever.
The men creating GUI are gone, and with them, the expertise, the knowledge and most likely, the passion, too, to help a fellow man better his PC-fu.
Enter corporate giants who hired new men to build frameworks that do the design and the implementation for them, so men can be pair less. Complex systems were designed and implemented to please the corporations in hopes of a lousy bonus so they can take their families to eat ice cream once a year.
However, man remained mortal. And being mortal, he takes his knowledge and expertise into the grave.
And, as the good bard would say, therein lies the rub.
Today, man does not understand how these complex systems work, they can't make "good" changes anymore and so, they make changes that are, well, not good. They make changes that are "visible" or "bring subscribers" or "please shareholders" because lacking a clear understanding of the underlying complex systems makes real and fundamental improvements impossible.
This resonates through all the tech giants, just take a good look and you will find it to be true.

So, where does this leave us, really?
People will stick to a PC they like, and use an OS they find intuitive, easy and productive to use.
Windows 11 is not such an OS, so people who grew up with a decent OS will stick with Windows 10 or switch to Linux. And that will lead to sticking to old hardware rather than buying new ones because the new OS won't work with it anyway.
Ultimately, the result is that Microsoft will have killed the PC market, too, not just their own OS... Probably the reason why they want to jump onto the ARM platform. Problem is, they don't see they can't compete there. Once man goes ARM, man might as well get rid of Windows (and Microsoft) as a whole, in one, fell swoop.
Of course, there will always be people born. However, these people will grow up on something else entirely. Who knows, they won't even have free will anymore because AI will put a chip in their heads while they are still in the womb...
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