Post by krw Post by Peter Percival
What happens if a Win10 computer is not connected to the internet?
Is the user ordered to connect it? Are there threats of violence?
No upgrades, so problems are not fixed with the next round.
Essentially the software is permanently bugged (it always was of
course) but if you are connected you get fixed, probably before the
average user has encountered the bug.
I know nothing about Win10, but other Windowses that I have used have
had a constant stream of bug fixing (supposedly) updates. That stopped,
not when the o/s was bug-free, but when support stopped. Let us call
the sequence of bug fixing (supposedly) Win10 updates
Win10', Win10'', Win10''', ...
Now you say that without those updates Win10 is permanently bugged, so
where in that sequence does it become permanently bug-free? I think we
both know the answer is nowhere.
Were I to use a not-updated Win10 computer, it will have (let's say)
87478 bugs in it; and if I update it, it will have
87474, 87469, 87466, ...
bugs in it. Why bother? Win10 will be discontinued long before that
sequence reaches 0. Actually my made-up sequence of numbers is too
optimistic, for I have assumed that no update introduces more bugs than
it fixes. What reason is there for thinking that that is so?
Do, as a concession to my poor wits, Lord Darlington, just explain
to me what you really mean.
I think I had better not, Duchess. Nowadays to be intelligible is
to be found out. -- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan