Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jun 2016 22:56 UTC
Windows

A few days after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public last year, Teri Goldstein's computer started trying to download and install the new operating system.

The update, which she says she didn't authorize, failed. Instead, the computer she uses to run her Sausalito, Calif., travel-agency business slowed to a crawl. It would crash, she says, and be unusable for days at a time.

"I had never heard of Windows 10," Goldstein said. "Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update."

When outreach to Microsoft's customer support didn’t fix the issue, Goldstein took the software giant to court, seeking compensation for lost wages and the cost of a new computer.

She won. Last month, Microsoft dropped an appeal and Goldstein collected a $10,000 judgment from the company.

We accept so much crap from software makers, so it feels good if someone manages to get back at them for the terrible quality of software in general.

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RE: Idiocracy
by otrov on Tue 28th Jun 2016 12:16 UTC in reply to "Idiocracy"
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2012-06-02

Agreed. And can you guys stop publishing every single news that writes negative aspects on Windows 10, regardless how dumb sources are?

I mean that b* should get nailed on general principle and pay money to MS as even you published the story. Why is she using PC, or why did her travel agency gave it to her, if she is just dumb? Everything updates. Even Linux. If you don't know the basics than you should not depend on a PC, or just ask the Administrator.

And then installation failed on her... So what? You can revert it in extreme scenarios of dumb playing dumb, anyway - it's Windows afterall.

I'm using it and IMHO it's the best OS I worked on. I even have a Bash shell, which is just minor feature to how far Windows went, and how it bravely tries to synthesize single OS to many different hardware. When will such things come to Linux? Certainly never if Windows doesn't make paths to follow. And I love Debian/Ubuntu just to mention.

IMHO, OS News should embrace such effords, regarless if it's from MS

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