Our favorite operating system, Windows, used to be a product. Right up until about 20 minutes ago, the Windows operating system was a software product. It runs on hardware products, called computers.
Now, as of, oh, 9 pm this evening, apparently, Windows is a service. Oh, wow, I feel really served. Microsoft is trying to soften me up for what I would guess is an imminent monthly payment. What the fuck is this crap?
No, I know, they don’t say they are getting me ready to pay every goddamned fucking month for this bloated, broken, and eternally updating/breaking piece of revenue-generating crap. But c’mon… what else can they mean? Windows 10 has always been about $100, and I bet they think that is a nice little floor to start off from. If they get each of those “$100 and my computer lasts four or five years” customers to pay $9.99/month forever I think they’ll find they make a lot more money. Hmmmm, weird!
One word: Linux.
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