The much-touted launch and hype surrounding Windows 10 is beginning to take knocks in certain sectors with expert users and competitors complaining that Microsoft is over-exerting its own agenda onto the operating system and using the feedback from users to further “entrap” them.
The major issues raised by discussion forums include the fact that Windows 10, especially through Cortana, collects so much information about the user it ends up infringing on their privacy.
Competitors such as Mozilla have also complained that Windows 10 overrides the default settings and prioritises its own apps such as the internet browsers. The ads are another feature that won’t be too popular with users as we may have to watch a video add before playing a game or the lock screen that used to display the flying windows will now suggest various application and services you may be interested in.
However, the one particular complaint that will come from Zimbabwe is the idea of forced security updates which are mandatory in Windows 10 (incorporated in the EULA). These updates, considering that the OS has just been released and will be working on killing a lot of bugs that came with the final build, will chew your bandwidth in the background and impede on your productivity.
It won’t help at all if you have not been connected to the internet for long either as the updates accumulate or are slipped in through your local network peers. Windows has also introduced a P2P torrent link service for sharing updates across a network so that once one computer has the updates it will share with the rest.
I have to admit, Windows 10 has its merits. But has the connectivity problem, especially for Africa and the developing nations been looked at? Do we have the capacity for such downloads and are the Dream bundles of today and the future and our normal internet solutions sufficient? When Windows 10 Mobile does eventually come what are the options?
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