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Old 10-22-2018, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default Defending against Windows 10 bug "fixing" - and why it will not get better

https://michaelhorowitz.com/Defendin...s.Oct.2018.php


And this article argues that Microsoft has lost the competence to techncially "fix" Windows - because of the policy changes having disrupted the technical competence. The bilblical flood of broken updates and malware enforce don eople under the label of mandatory "patches" is a result of company policies about how to create Windows 10 in its making.



https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018...veloping-them/


Both articles are support for my claim that Windows is a lost cause and that there is no hope that it will ever get "better". It will not because it cannot. Due to not symptomatic but structural problems that already start on the level of company organization.



I think Microsoft is a slowly retreating player, a huge but dying dinosaur kept alive not by technical argument and quality, but massive political lobbying for enforcing the use of its products in public administration and state services. Business by now does not trust MS anymore, does not trust the patching scheme and indeed has learned to hate MS for the mess it brings over the professional companies' IT branches time and again, in ever shorter intervalls. Over the past two years I learned that two of the companies where I jobbed at during earlier times of my life, have switched to Google and Linux.
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Old 10-23-2018, 03:59 PM   #2
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Microsoft does not need to get better. It's largest customer is the US government that pays for support of OS long gone to the consumers within the US. Microsoft is free to do as it pleases. Concerning business that trust MS, I can attest to my company and the updating of company programs that are MS based. These programs will be utilized within my company for years to come. MS is much to interwoven into the business world. I believe it be a very long time before MS is replaced. If ever.

The update did not affect anything with my Windows 10 computer.
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Microsoft admitted over the past 12 months that their new internet OS is based on a Linux kernel due to better security, they started to dleiver it to customers over the past months. Its also switching its cloud servers more and more to Linux. Linux is also offered as an option now to Azure customers of Microsoft. So, Microsoft's strategy form playing its cards in the game called "the interet of things" no longer focusses on a separate Microsoft branch of switches and control software, but Linux.



Tells something when a company producing OS, does not trust its own OS for doing stuff or indirectly admits that the OS by somebody else does stuff better.



Both Google and Microsoft use Linux as development platforms, and are said to run main parts of their internal networks at headquarters not under Chrome or Windows, but Linux as well.



I do not know how much share Google is having in the server market, but Linux also dominates here and wins shares from Microsoft even more.



If a car maker refuses to drive his own cars and a pharmaceutist refuses to take his own pills and a chef refuses to eat the meals leaving his kitchen and a parachutist refuses to use the parachute that he folded himself - why would I want any of these?
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