“Not content to blow both feet off with a shotgun, Microsoft is going for the kneecaps now by blackmailing it’s customers,” Charlie Demerjian writes for SemiAccurate. “If you are still dumb enough to use Windows, you are about have your wallet shaken down by Microsoft in a familiar yet still unwelcome way.”
“We don’t feel the need to sugarcoat this much because the company’s behavior is so blatant and uncaring it is almost staggering. Worse yet the victims, that would be almost all Windows users, have only themselves to blame because the pattern has been well laid out for years now,” Demerjian writes. “Microsoft has been unapologetically blackmailing users for years, anyone who bought one of their products in the last few years should have known better.”
“What are we talking about? Windows 7, Windows 8, and security. Microsoft has been putting out OSes that are both unsecurable and known vulnerable because it makes them more money,” Demerjian writes. “Fixing their security problems would cost them quite a bit of sales so they simply do not make the attempt to fix any of the gaping systemic design problems with security in their offerings, instead they just redefine security and cut out any press that dares question their approach. Ad money works wonders here, just go look at the initial glowing reviews for Windows 8 if you don’t believe me.”
Much more in the full article – highly recommended – here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Aparajita” for the heads up.]
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