From: Johnny B Good <email@example.com
Subject: Re: Imigrating to a Windows 10 Machine
On Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:01:17 -0600, Mark Lloyd wrote:
On 12/28/2016 12:16 PM, Paul wrote:
In the same way, that right now, across North America, wuauserv is
consuming the entire output of a gigawatt power plant - *for nothing*.
I once heard that the real purpose of Windows upgrades, is to sell
hardware (you need more RAM to run it, etc...).
I'm just going 'off the top of my head' here, but, afaicr, Microsoft
formed a nice cosy cartel with 13 OEMs back in 1983 in order to drive the business of selling PC hardware and software licences. The cartel
becoming known by the informal name, "Wintel" from the OS "upgrades" responsible for driving the need for ever more powerful Intel CPUs and chipsets. The rest, as "they" say, is history.
Once you realise that the 'utility' of Microsoft's OSes peaked with
windows 2000, thereafter relentlessly fading away to the point it's now reached with win10, you'd never inflict anything more annoying than
win2k's brain dead idiot cousin, winXP on a poor defenceless PC which
means the more savvy computer *user* has probably upgraded from win2k/
winXP sometime during the last decade whilst they still could (before
becoming even more tightly locked into a death embrace with windows only compatible software).
Johnny B Good
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