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Post  Lamplighter on Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:16 am

Microsoft’s Windows 10 rollout was something of a disaster. It’s not that the operating system is bad — in fact, it’s widely considered to be quite a bit better than its predecessors Windows 8 and (ugh) 8.1 — but the manner in which the company attempted to motivate customers to upgrade left a sour taste in just about everyone’s mouth. Now, Microsoft is promising to never, ever make that horrible mistake again, and it’s making that promise in court.

If you’re not familiar with Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade tactics, allow me to get you up to speed: Shortly after Windows 10 rolled out, Windows users began noticing that their computers were automatically downloading the huge Windows 10 update file without even asking. The issue was compounded by vague and confusing update alerts that led many users to initiate the upgrade to Windows 10 without realizing it.

Microsoft has since apologized for going “too far” with the upgrade strategy, and says that it has “learned a lot” from the drama that followed, but a new statement in response to German lawsuit goes even further. Microsoft Germany, in response to a lawsuit from a consumer protection group, has pledged to never again engage in background downloading of installation files for operating system upgrades. The statement is being hailed as “a success for consumer rights.”

It’s hard to imagine that Microsoft thought such aggressive upgrade tactics would work in the first place, but the fact that the company has been good about acknowledging its colossal misstep is at least somewhat encouraging.
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Post  bb1 on Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:09 am

Oh, that was a nightmare, LL! Personally, I blocked all attempts to install W10, but I do know of people who didn't, and ended up with trashed operating systems.

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Post  Lamplighter on Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:27 am

bb1 wrote:Oh, that was a nightmare, LL! Personally, I blocked all attempts to install W10, but I do know of people who didn't, and ended up with trashed operating systems.
I did the same, got 8.1 on PC, Ubuntu on HP lappy. Bring back XP, I demand!!!! LL
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Post  bb1 on Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:47 am

Microsoft are currently running a huge campaign here to persuade people to buy new laptops they don't actually need, LL. Unfortunately, the ads are being fronted by some of the most irritating 'creative' types you've ever seen.

This one's the winner, though:



https://youtu.be/aDthslQMVsU

Way to go, Microsoft! Make an ad with a character (who appears to be a real teacher) who is so annoying it puts people off buying your product!

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Post  Lamplighter on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:14 am

I saw that one on BBC News, what a load of cr*pula!!!! LL Sleep
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Post  bb1 on Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:38 pm

A revolutionary device or a let down? Apple's 'luxury' £999 iPhone X is criticised for its lack of innovation
Features in the iPhone X that aren't truly 'new' include facial recognition and wireless charging
Rival smartphones - many of them from Samsung - already offer similar technology
Robert Scoble, an Apple fan, was first in line for the original iPhonem and said he was 'expecting a lot more'


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£1,000 for a phone? There's one born every minute. rofl rofl rofl rofl

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