With this one it's the slippery slope that worries me, when Microsoft was first caught sneakily downloading Windows 10 to users it claimed it was 'The Industry standard' then backed out of that statement when asked for other examples, in a year or two it may very well be the industry standard and then the principle of downloading any upgrades, updates they see fit is established as normal even a whole new O.S. except you may not have a choice.
We have already seen solitaire becoming a payware* App, Windows 10 being very intrusive, being very cagey about exactly what they are installing on your system, and downloading things like Office demo's in the background (for our convenience of course) my guess being this is the tip of the iceberg I really wish they wouldn't do things like this 'for my convenience' I have absolutely no interest in Office especially as local governments here are moving to open source software and Libreoffice is free.
I just wonder what 'for our convenience' will look like in a few years ?
*made up word for apps that ask for payment for extra features that are included in an operating system.
Edit: for terrible grammar to even terribler grammar
Sometimes people really don't have a problem, they may love Windows 10 and also love the way it is delivered, I think you have to have a bit of a thick skin on forums, you are after all dealing with and opening yourself up to a diversity of opinions some of the time they will almost certainly be the opposite of yours (or mine).
To deal with forums properly you have to a point ignore others views, unless of course you think they have a point i found rarely is it a personal attack.
I am curious, the article said you could turn off notifications for Windows 10 on Windows 7 and 8, but didn't really say how. OR do they mean you can just turn turn off updates, which really isn't the same thing. I also don't understand, you get the notices on Windows 7 and 8.1, but not on Windows 8.0 itself. How did 8 get a reprieve?
What I really wish is that Windows 10, would just go away. I am not fan at all, 8 grew on me, but 10 has no chance of creeping onto my PC.
Microsoft is behaving more and more like Apple, where a completely closed system has always been the culture.
Steve Jobs thought all users are idiots and untrustworthy to make their own decisions when it comes to hardware or software.
That's always been the draw to DOS and Linux, where the users retain the control of their own systems.