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

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[3]: Idiocracy
by otrov on Tue 28th Jun 2016 14:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Idiocracy"
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Although you seem rude, I do work, as Python developer on custom ERP project in Django. I don't like ERP but it gives money. I can do all that in Windows even withouth Bash shell, although all local servers work on Ubuntu.

You probably misunderstood me...

Edited 2016-06-28 14:16 UTC

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