Ark of the Covetor said:
It's difficult to express in words how few fucks I give about all this pointless bloatware. I'm not interested in your "ecosystem" Microsoft, I'm not going to buy a Windows Phone and an XBone and a fucking toaster that announces when it's finished making toast in Steve Ballmer's voice or whatever the fuck your next crazy, over-engineered, under-performing pile of junk is just because I use Windows on my PC(literally only because I can't be arsed faffing about with gaming on Linux). All I care about is whether or not you put out an OS that's actually designed around the platform I fucking bought it for without any extraneous tabletised bullshit like multicoloured nursery school playtime fun tiles.
I genuinely cannot grasp how it's possible for them to so fundamentally misunderstand what their customers actually want from them.
Hmm my guess, - like Google, Facebook and others, Microsoft views their customers as the product with some monetization thrown in.
I am beta testing Windows 10 right now and so far it is not much of a shift from Windows 8.1
Also I am testing Steam OS - public beta, it has gotten some small consistent updates but nothing exciting yet.
I wish somehow we could have a core OS that gets work done as well as a lean fast OS for playing games on.