Once Microsoft apologist Paul Thurrott has turned the other cheek.
For months now, I’ve complained about the software giant’s heavy-handed tactics in trying to trick customers into upgrading to Windows 10. But a recent change to the Get Windows 10 advertisement that is forced on Windows 7 and 8.1 users takes things entirely too far. This is indefensible.
That coming from the guy who thought Windows Phone would overtake both Android and iOS.
Last week, Microsoft silently changed Get Windows 10 yet again. And this time, it has gone beyond the social engineering scheme that has been fooling people into inadvertently upgrading to Windows 10 for months. This time, it actually changed the behavior of the window that appears so that if you click the “Close” window box, you are actually agreeing to the upgrade. Without you knowing what just happened.
Microsoft did that? Shocking.
Maybe Microsoft now sees value in having as many customers and users upgraded to the latest version. You know, like Apple with iOS and OS X.
My God, Microsoft. Just stop.