Disclaimer: I'm a Microsoft shareholder.starstuff wrote:Do any of you have a Windows Exit Strategy in place?
I don't like where microsoft is going now, im testing Linux Mint as an alternative in Virtualbox and its not that bad after all. i will still be using Windows 7 but not connected directly to the internet. I dont want to lose all the portable apps!
I'm not that concerned about changes in Windows 10. It's unfortunate how much data Windows 10 sends to Microsoft (such as telemetry about how much Modern UI apps are used), but I think it's a small price to pay for the ability to use Windows-only software, including thousands of portable applications and Windows-only games. You put it very well: "I don't want to lose all the portable apps!"
Like it or not, regular people accept the same kind of tracking in other software, such as mobile operating systems, free-to-play mobile games, websites and the Google Chrome web browser.
I have a dual-boot setup (Windows 10 + siduction GNU/Linux). GNU/Linux is there as a secondary OS for a few purposes; one of which is an escape plan in case the absolute worst Windows nightmares come true (such as Windows going "full app store" and disallowing users from downloading programs from the Internet).