We are now in the middle of 2015 and Microsoft Windows has started to push people to buy Windows 10. There is one main issue that we find with this. Windows 10 is not truly ready for consumer use. There are security issues that Microsoft itself either doesn’t know about or doesn’t admit. The newest issue we have heard about is that when the user sets up the operating system, his/her network ID and password is encrypted, stored on Microsoft’s servers, and then shared to people he/she knows. If the user does not read the disclaimer carefully this feature is enabled automatically and there is no way to turn it off. This is just one of the vulnerabilities that Microsoft Windows has and there will be more to come.
I have never been a fan of Microsoft Windows operating system, but like 90% of the population I used it because I thought it was my only option for the price point. After a few years of battling with viruses and worms I then moved away from Windows and have not looked back. Yes, 99% of what you do with Windows can be done with other operating systems but the only difference is that you have to configure it. The upside of this is that there are many options to choose from, depending on what you want to do.
I am not saying that all Microsoft Windows software has no merit; what I am saying is that when a corporation does not allow you to control what your operating system allows out on to the internet, it is not really a good choice. There will be more to come on this post as we experience the wonders of what Windows has to offer.