I have about a dozen machines in my house and most run XP. I don't need any of that damn UAC or the latest version of Office. I upgraded one machine to windows 7 because I didn't want to get stuck with 8. Everything is behind a firewall. I have tons of software that works perfectly well.
Millions of people have woken up to realize that they don't need a new computer. Replacements will be the only market now. Microsoft will die a very slow death. It might take a decade or more, but they are in decline.
Business buys volume licenses to give them the ability to install older operating systems.
I always wait a day to see if the freebie app will screw with my phone. If it does, it gets deleted and life goes on.
7 - 12 hr nights
7- days off
7 - 12 hr days
14 - days off (sometimes 4 - 8 hour days in that week)
So basically two hard weeks on shift, 3 weeks off (already paid) about ten times a year. Everyone does this gig for the shift and the time off. Work a holiday like Christmas? Double time and a half.
It is weird, but a very good gig.
Then I get seven days off.
There are many companies taking advantage of the naivete of internet users for their own advantage.
Why are we freaking out about all this? Like we're gonna stop driving and using electricity any time soon?
In 50 years I'll either be dead or senile and won't really care anymore.