Sunday, March 10, 2024

Microsoft and forced Windows updates

Microsoft was forcing updates to Windows 10 and Windows 11 users recently. That has now changed.

Britec has the information on its YouTube channel.


I'm of both minds on this issue. On the one hand, I don't like the idea of being forced to get features I don't want. On the other hand, I see Microsoft's side that security is improved.

I really don't that that secuity is Microsoft's motivation. It's the ability to gather more data from users to sell. These features are for that reason, when you get right down to it.

Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with Microsoft making money. I just don't like that they gather data from me and sell it.

Not that Google is any better. I think that for security, ChromeOS, being a version of Linux, is much more secure than any version of Windows. Privacy is the biggest issue I have with ChromeOS. I like most things about it, such as its ease of use, it's security, its lightweight use of resources, and how well everything works together. But it takes a lot of work to tweak the settings so that your data isn't passed to Google, who uses it to push their search results. That's why Google is generally a more reliable search engine.

I don't really mind turning off Windows features I don't want. But this isn't something most people can or will do. Microsoft knows that, and looks to exploit it.

My Streaming Life doesn't rely on Windows. My every day life doesn't either. But many people's every day life do rely on Windows. Microsoft making these updates optional is the better way to go..

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