If there’s anything Windows users need to fear right now, it would be that Windows is actually updating itself without the user’s permission, and even if the user has opted not to have Windows updates.
In case it hasn’t sunk in, I’m telling you again, Windows, whether Vista or XP, is imposing updates onto your system without your permission.
If you don’t believe me, check the links within this article. It’s easy to spot anyhow.
Honestly, I really have nothing to worry about because I am on a Mac. While I do have a virtual machine, my virtual machine that runs XP has virtually never been used. Still another reason is that though I am planning to get a surplus laptop to put Windows in, because I have to finally admit that I need Windows, I am not going to be on it most of the time anyway, and the Mac is going to be my main workhorse.
We have to admit that this news is ominous for all of us. I must say that my take on this is that this might be a desperate move of a somewhat dying company. True, in these parts, Windows still dominates the market. Whether licensed or unlicensed, Windows still rules, admittedly. Mac and Linux users still haven’t reached critical mass in these parts. But in America and Europe, there is a wave of migration from Windows, which was sparked by the Vista release. If you don’t believe me, see the stats. Also, tech websites have already shifted the focus from Microsoft to a steadily growing coverage of the other operating systems. But nonetheless, despite Microsoft’s current dominance, this really seems to be a desperate move. And this is absolutely ominous.
Ominous because your right to choose whether to update your system or not is bypassed. For me, it’s like a trojan attack, where you have no choice with the malware’s actions. You cannot say no, the system takes over. Anything that violates anyone’s right to choose is certainly, certainly not good.
That being said, hunt for the links in my article, so you can read the true story of how users found out that their systems were updated without their knowledge. Just totally creepy.
And to think I was starting to become a tech agnostic too. :p