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Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« on: May 25, 2016, 02:24:43 am »
https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/67367/upgradegate-microsofts-upgrade-deceptions-undermining-windows-10

Another riveting good yarn...  Microsoft would be better off employing "Dumb and Dumber" instead of a Marketing Dept.   OH Wait!   It looks like they already are...

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ps. Couldn't resist the urge in the topic title  :P   
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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 03:38:17 am »
Microsoft's unethical approach towards its users, is really shameful.  If smaller, less influential companies behaved like this.  It would be the prelude to their failure.  Not so for M$.  Deceitful business practice is the key to increased profits for them.  For those who care, it looks like Steve Gibson to the rescue - top man  ;)!
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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 03:48:24 am »
Microsoft's unethical approach towards its users, is really shameful.  If smaller, less influential companies behaved like this.  It would be the prelude to their failure.  Not so for M$.  Deceitful business practice is the key to increased profits for them.  For those who care, it looks like Steve Gibson to the rescue - top man  ;) !

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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 06:02:30 am »
How Microsoft's tricky new Windows 10 pop-up deceives you into upgrading
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But here’s the icky part: The redesigned GWX pop-up now treats exiting the window as consent for the Windows 10 upgrade.

So after more than half a year of teaching people that the only way to say “no thanks” to Windows 10 is to exit the GWX application—and refusing to allow users to disable the pop-up in any obvious manner, so they had to press that X over and over again during those six months to the point that most people probably just click it without reading now—Microsoft just made it so that very behavior accepts the Windows 10 upgrade instead, rather than canceling it.

That’s gross.

Updategate: Microsoft uses technique to lure you to Windows 10 from the 'X' button
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A report at MSPoweruser explained that the latest trick from GWX.exe, Microsoft's ever-growing wart on Windows 7 and 8, is to change the behaviour of the 'X' button, traditionally meant to signify 'close and do nothing'.

The pop-up messages that we previously reported offered a specific date and time when your system would be updated, but the 'X' button now seems to be short for 'I accept the upgrade'.

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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2016, 08:57:23 am »
In truth, you knew it was coming right ?

and screw your apostrophe .. Microsaft don't deserve one even if it were correct ;)
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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2016, 09:54:33 am »
I would love to say "You get what you pay for", but in the case of Windows nothing could be more far from the truth.
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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 10:02:44 am »
In truth, you knew it was coming right ?

Yes, yes we did.  Hence, being here, not there.  8)

Though, wouldn't one think it would be illegal to do this?  I mean, updating your installed system is one thing, but a forced upgrade to a newer version sounds like something they could be sued over.  I mean, it is literally making people unable to use their computers, from what I'm reading in the comments sections of those articles.

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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 12:01:22 pm »
...hello friends...this issue is on the front pages of...politics in Romania...for those who do not know...Romania is at war with Microsoft...but that is another story...

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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 01:27:35 pm »
Good for Romania .. someone needs to speak out.
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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2016, 01:47:23 pm »
On the positive side: one victim of this phoned me that he was fed up with it now and wants Linux on his notebook. That' s #3 in less than 4 weeks.
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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2016, 04:11:09 pm »
Nice :)
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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2016, 02:56:12 pm »
I swapped my gaming desktop (that's a decade old) to linux because of this.

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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2016, 05:43:46 pm »
This stuff is for real.  Just two days a fellow told me that his Windows 7 installation automatically upgraded to Windows 10.  He was not happy about it.

Microsoft can certainly be a lowdown dirty company.   This is one time when I wish we had an emoticon or an Emoji, for the boo or thumbs down sentiment.  I'm certain it would get a lot of use when discussing Microsoft.
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Re: Microsoft's Latest Tactic (Note apostrophe)
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2016, 10:43:57 am »
Haven't had time to read that yet .. was it anything to do with this:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/27/woman_microsoft_windows_10_upgrades/
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