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5 # Windows sucks
6
7 Windows is proprietary software so you don't have control over
8 it. Instead micr\*s\*ft has control over **YOU**
9 .
10 The following operating systems sucks:
11
12 * Windows 9x
13 * Windows 2000
14 * Windows xp
15 * Windows Vista
16 * Windows 7
17 * Windows 8/8.1
18 * Windows 10
19
20 Microsoft spies on you, puts ads on your system and charges you. Which
21 should be illegal. In fact spying on you should be illegal.
22
23 Windows comes with installed program you didn't even asked for. which
24 is true bloatware. More bloated than the Linux kernel.
25
26 Windows sucks for development, you don't have any equivalent to, for
27 example /usr/include and you have to install bash/cygwin to get a
28 "GNU/Linux feeling"
29
30 Microsoft really hates standards, their products used not to be
31 compatible with most standards. Internet Explorer for example. GNU
32 software doesn't follows the standards at 100%, but GNU software does
33 add something useful to the software instead of making it a pain in
34 the ass.
35
36 # Backdoors
37
38 Is not a mistery for anyone that Win10 is absolutely backdoored. A
39 example of this is that [Microsoft disk encryption is
40 backdoored.](https://theintercept.com/2015/12/28/recently-bought-a-windows-computer-microsoft-probably-has-your-encryption-key/)
41 Since it stores the unlocking password in **your** Microsoft account.
42
43 If you try to install another browser (Firefox the one which rhymes
44 with "Noodle Dome") [it begs you not
45 to](https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/12/microsoft-intercepting-firefox-chrome-installation-on-windows-10/)
46
47 # Interference
48
49 Not allowing the user to install whatever he wants is very
50 shitty. It's my fucking computer!
51
52 Not to mention when Microsoft forced the users to install
53 Windows 10. Sometimes without users knowing.
54
55 # Sabotage
56
57 [Windows update remove software
58 installed](http://www.ghacks.net/2015/11/24/beware-latest-windows-10-update-may-remove-programs-automatically/). For
59 example. If you upgrade windows, very likely the MBR will be
60 overwritten. So if you were dual-booting with GNU/Linux, prepare the
61 GRUB (or LILO) Fixer USB.
62
63 In Windows, a DRM files can be used to identify people using Tor.
64 The vulnerability only exists in Windows (Win-fags BTFO)
65
66 [Windows informs to the NSA about exploits before fixing
67 them](https://web.archive.org/web/20130622044225/http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2013/06/how-can-any-company-ever-trust-microsoft-again/index.htm)
68
69 Not to mention Windows upgrades without your consent. We already
70 talked about why automatically upgrades are bad:
71
72 * Remove useful features
73 * Add useless features
74 * Phones homes every time you open the software to check if upgrade is
75 available (This is the reason I think package managers are the best
76 thing that could ever happen to GNU/Linux. You upgrade if YOU
77 want. You can read the changelog before upgrading)
78
79 Conclusion: Don't trust proprietary software. Especially in sensitive
80 subjects. Such as privacy, encryption...