I'd be inclined to agree that when your your marketing people
suggesting they need to "threaten" people, something has gone seriously wrong with HR or the corporate atmosphere as a whole. However, the article has already been updated:
Edit: thanks to reader Larry Seltzer who pointed out Capossela said “right balance” not “right threat balance”. My stance remains the same with regards to the loss of any kind of ‘right balance’ in the routes Microsoft has taken with Windows 10 upgrades so far and the misinformation Capossela openly spreads in his interview, but it is important to note this misquote.
Reckon no one at MS is going to be talking to Forbes again anytime soon.
has a handy utility for squashing any Windows 10 update reminders. I'm not much bothered by them myself. I'm also happy with Windows 7 and see no particular reason to invite complications by upgrading.
MS survived that Windows Genuine Advantage mess; this isn't going to stop them.
Does Windows10 still support command line programs and/or 16-bit programs? There is one I use regularly and it was the reason I couldn't switch to a 64-bit system.
Interesting question. It's definitely still possible in 32-bit Windows 8
, but I can't seem to find a definitive answer about Windows 10.http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_update/16-bits-applications-not-working-at-all/a776a720-ff62-4848-96b1-81b4371cff2c
In preparation for that time, you may want to look into Lubuntu. From one Windows 7 lover to another: it's a perfectly good operating system.
However, it takes ages to set up to be the way you want it if, say, you are switching over from Windows. However, with that said, it is very much worth the effort.
I reckon it's quite likely that after expending that effort, the developers will promptly start making subtle changes that will start breaking things you like and require you to spend increasing amounts of time on the support forums and suchlike as you attempt to counteract these subtle changes and the associated compatibility problems that start spiraling up from said attempts.