I hear a lot of complains lately from Paul and others about Windows 10 and where this train is going.
The only thing Microsoft understands is marketshare. So here is the problem I have with the complaining from Paul and others. Its easy actually.
Why doesnt all the complainers simply stopp using Windows 10 when its so bad? A drop in marketshares is the only thing Microsoft will understand. All complains will accomplish nothing when no action follows: And that action is: Stopp using the product!
I know i will get a lot of minus points for this post. But I strongly belief this is the only way out of this.
i started to use Windows 8.1 again a few month ago. And guess what? I didnt miss any of the Windows 10 features at all. So what does this tell us about the quality of the product?
<p>Because on the desktop/notebook, there is no other real option than Apple and that is tied to their hardware. And because going back to 8.1 or 7 is viable, but not sustainable to the future.</p><p>But still, Microsoft needs to improve its approach to Windows signficantly, because they shake their user base a lot. </p>
<p>As a somewhat non-power user in these paths: you are wasting your time. Normal users don't care about all the esoteric nonsense (to borrown a Thurrottism) the 0.1% navel gaze about. What is wrong with Windows 10? Yesterday I copied a photo off Facebook by just clicking & clipping with the pen in Edge. I said wow! I didn't even know I could do that. I send annotated websites up and down. My laptop has keyboard and touch. When I get a document to markup these days, I just sign it as if it were real. I comes out clear and professional, and I have not wasted time ink and paper printing and scanning back. My computer is now linked to my phone, I get text and reply right here on the PC, so my work is not interrupted. Windows 7 could not do that when I used it. On my Yoga, I sign in with my finger print, on my Surface with my face. Startup and wake from sleep are now at fractions what it used to be. These are tons of benefits to average Joe Blow, and I know I probably use like 10% of its capability. </p><p>In what way to does Windows 10 restrict choice? I use it same way I have ever used any other Microsoft OS, and I do not feel constrained in any way. So maybe a few "ads" (it is even silly to call them that, it's not like Microsoft ever instruments the user for a third party, "ad" like Google, they are giving you tips to use their own product, you can ignore it). I see about the same amount of "ads" on my iPad from Apple. Definitely if I switched to Google, the data I would have to give up to do that would be much worse, then Google would be following me even more across the internet. So I should bury my head in the sand and pretend like that's not happening, but if Microsoft ever says "hey, you can use photos app for that" I'd be up in arms. </p>