Bill Gates now enjoys a well deserved reputation as one of the world’s outstanding philanthropists, as he and wife Belinda have used their Billions to help many worthwhile causes. They have also done their best to ‘shame’ others who are super rich to do the same. But if Mr. Gates still has any ongoing interest in the little software outfit he started years ago, could be please do something about the horrid ‘bullying’ that surrounds Windows 10.
As a Windows 7 user, myself and millions of others continue to be bombarded with an increasingly annoying campaign by Microsoft to install this latest version of their operating system. The upgrade is free until the end of July, but their latest bag of tricks is getting more and more dishonest and disruptive. If you’re not very careful, or might be easily led down the wrong digital path, before you know it, the install of Windows 10 is already done.
It’s a situation that adds new meaning to the word ‘panic’, especially for us Baby Boomers who did not go easily into the digital night after the age of 40.
I’ve talked to a couple of Millenials who tell me that 10 is indeed a wonderful system that we should welcome into our lives, but it’s hard to imagine that happening after the poisoning of the well that has been carried out by the folks in Seattle. We should never forget that Microsoft was not what you would call well loved before they came out with this operating system.
All by themselves, the software giant has managed to create an entire other industry bent on helping computer users to NOT do business with Microsoft. If you are among those who would like the bullying and insanity to end, just Google the words Never 10. You’ll be helped to install a device that will prevent the digital demons from installing 10 when you’re not looking. It will also thankfully block the messages from Microsoft.
I’m Roger Currie