I see you've been modded to oblivion, but it's actually useful to reply, so I will.
They don't control every aspect. That's hyperbolic bullshit trolling.
They have the ability to push mandatory updates and can change any aspect of the OS they choose with no recourse. There is nothing they could not cause to run on a computer with Windows 10. If this is not controlling every aspect, what is?
Even if they were, they can! It's their software.
I take it from this that you actually meant to say "Even if they could control every aspect that's ok because it's their software". Does this mean that it's ok for every software provider to have unlimited and arbitrary control of your computer because, as you say, it's their software?
...or get down and dirty with the FOSS hobos
Ahh, but FOSS is still software, and "their"" software to boot. I mean, it belongs to someone. Someone wrote it, and holds the copyright. So, shouldn't it be ok, by your logic, for them to insert code to control every aspect of our computer too?
Tired of assholes like you crying about it.
I write and protest as I can to try and get a change in attitude back to the time when Microsoft wouldn't have just been criticized for something like this, but crucified. Five years ago even there was no way they could have done this. But people are becoming more resigned to this, and that is what we need to change.
I also use a combination of methods to take control back, where I can. Windows Update Mini Tool gives me control back of my updates. An encrypted virtual OS gives me a place to put sensitive files that is a (slightly) harder target for outside interference, and yes, doing anything of actual import on FOSS operating systems that I trust, where I can.
It's assholes crying about things like British taxation without representation that gave you the country you live in. If you think there is any less of a conflict going on now than there was then for the freedoms most of us hold dear, then you are hopelessly naive.