• Re: Imigrating to a Windows 10 Machine

    From Johnny-b-good@invalid.ntlworld.com@1:261/20 to All on Mon Jan 2 08:11:00 2017
    From: Johnny B Good <johnny-b-good@invalid.ntlworld.com>
    Subject: Re: Imigrating to a Windows 10 Machine

    On Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:01:17 -0600, Mark Lloyd wrote:

    On 12/28/2016 12:16 PM, Paul wrote:


    In the same way, that right now, across North America, wuauserv is
    consuming the entire output of a gigawatt power plant - *for nothing*.

    I once heard that the real purpose of Windows upgrades, is to sell
    hardware (you need more RAM to run it, etc...).

    I'm just going 'off the top of my head' here, but, afaicr, Microsoft
    formed a nice cosy cartel with 13 OEMs back in 1983 in order to drive the business of selling PC hardware and software licences. The cartel
    becoming known by the informal name, "Wintel" from the OS "upgrades" responsible for driving the need for ever more powerful Intel CPUs and chipsets. The rest, as "they" say, is history.

    Once you realise that the 'utility' of Microsoft's OSes peaked with
    windows 2000, thereafter relentlessly fading away to the point it's now reached with win10, you'd never inflict anything more annoying than
    win2k's brain dead idiot cousin, winXP on a poor defenceless PC which
    means the more savvy computer *user* has probably upgraded from win2k/
    winXP sometime during the last decade whilst they still could (before
    becoming even more tightly locked into a death embrace with windows only compatible software).

    Johnny B Good

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