Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:37 PM
I think Windows 8 was the first Windows OS that was widely acknowledged to phone home without permission. Maybe it happened in earlier versions, but I never noticed, and if it did, it wasn't to the extent that it is now. Even older versions like 7 are now receiving backported telemetry updates, when previously there were few or none. Microsoft figures "Hey, if they won't upgrade, then we'll create tracking updates for them too". IMO, they should have just kept improving on 7, offering the features of 8/8.1/10 as new updates, instead of making a new version. But they had to go and essentially reinvent the wheel and turn people's digital worlds upside down. Why not take an already stable and popular base then improve upon it? It's a smart business tactic. A CEO would have to be crazy to abandon something that works in favor of something that isn't proven. If I were the board of directors, that person would be fired.