“Windows 8 is a like a bad blind date.” I shared that blog post headline when Microsoft released that operating system four years ago.
I strongly encouraged you to avoid buying a new computer with Windows 8 because of its myriad of problems and inconveniences. Many other tech gurus and bloggers echoed my thoughts.
You still had the option to wisely purchase a PC with the tried and true Windows 7.
Fast forward to today.
The headline now reads, “Windows 10 is a terminal illness for your computer.”
But Microsoft is taking it one step further.
Unlike in 2012 when they introduced Windows 8, Microsoft is now forcing all new computers to come with the atrocious Windows 10 operating system installed after October 31.
You will no longer be able to purchase a new desktop or laptop with the stable, easy-to-use Windows 7 after October.
What’s So Bad About Windows 10?
Unfortunately, I don’t have enough room in this column to explain in full detail the major problems with Windows 10. But let me highlight two.
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- Forced updates can crash your computer – with few remedies.
Keeping your PC up-to-date with the latest operating system updates and security patches is a primary defense against virus infections and hackers.
But it’s not always a good idea to install updates as soon as they’re released. Microsoft notoriously releases updates without testing them, resulting in a slew of frustrating problems and crashes.
Windows 10 takes away your ability to install updates when you want them. Instead, Microsoft forces them to install.
I’ve already seen several computers crippled by the latest update to Windows 10.
- You have NO privacy in Windows 10. Nearly everything you do on your computer is tracked and reported to Microsoft – even putting the NSA to shame.
While we don’t know exactly what information Microsoft gathers from your computer, we know they’re capturing an enormous amount of it.
It most likely includes:
- What websites you visit,
- What programs you use,
- What devices you have attached to your computer,
- And so much more.
We also know that, by default, Windows 10 Home can:
- Control your Internet bandwidth usage
- Install any software it wants whenever it wants
- Display ads
- Log your browser history and even your keystrokes
And yes, it’s legal for Microsoft to do this. Because you agree to it as soon as you power on your Windows 10 computer.
The future of Windows 10 doesn’t look promising.
That’s why I refer to it as a terminal illness for your computer. Because it will require regular, frequent check-ups by a computer professional to fix its problems and keep it running.
Time’s Running Out
This is your siren call.
If you’ve been casually thinking about or seriously contemplating buying a NEW desktop or laptop computer for your home or business, you want to do so BEFORE the end of October.
Calibre Computer Solutions can still order you new computers with the much-preferred Windows 7 operating system. You won’t find them at the big box stores.
If you wait, you will be forced by Microsoft to buy one with the privacy-invading, update-crashing Windows 10 operating system. A decision I guarantee you will regret.