(09-30-2020, 07:15 AM)chiyancheung Wrote: It's really interesting that they are adding Linux features to Windows!
I find that interesting too. Particularly since Windows was built from Linux which their developers got for free.
OK, I have something about Microsoft, but you're right Windows has been part of almost all of my computer life, and it has been both frustrating, but mostly great fun and served me well. I only have one challenge right now as I'm still on Windows 7. My mental lapse came when Microsoft tried to force me a few years back through its automatic updates to convert to Windows 10 when I was not ready for it. There's a huge leap from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in terms of drivers for hard ware and software that no longer works on Windows 10. Any way, long story short I was so upset with Microsoft (I at least caught this before I got to convert) and very suspicious and from that moment I changed from automatic updates to "let me choose" to manual. I then also Googled most of the updates, particularly the ones that they used to get you to change to Windows 10, as I found Microsoft never gave up. As soon as you have disabled an update that would force you to change to Windows 10, they would create a new one later on.
So yes, I got psychologically challenged in that I got deeply suspicious of Microsoft and Windows 10. It became a war of sorts. And now I find things are probably going the other way round, as new software is being developed for use only with actively supported Windows. For example Microsoft Office 2019 only works with Windows 10. Not that I subscribe to up to date Microsoft Office, but I can see in a year or so if you're on Windows 7, you may receive documents you may not be able to open any longer.
In the meanwhile I also found millions of Windows 10 users who loved the simplicity of Windows 7 (like I do), who have created ways to change the look of Windows 10 to look like Windows 7 - particularly the Windows Explorer. I like the old Windows 7 static games, and I find that there are developers who found a way one can load it to your computer for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. So looks like other Windows 10 "haters" like me have found ways to work around that what they hated. For example there are tons of info available in Google for completely disabling or pausing updates. Hard work to have Windows 10 and one has to be even more on your guard for Microsoft's tactics to get you to subscribe to their services and give them your billing info, but millions out there have worked their way around it.