You got it. After Microsoft fired all their QA testers, the SDLC concept for Windows 10 seems to be:
- * Insiders are the alpha testers, but at least they volunteered for that.
- * The general public are unwitting surveillance subjects and beta testers. Microsoft will Do The Needful to your computer whether you want it done or not. These mandatory patches can make your computer stop working, blue screen, lose data, or somehow fuck up previously perfectly working peripherals at any time. You can't decline a patch even if you know in advance it's going to fuck you up!
- * Only Enterprise users get the finished product and they have to pay through the teeth for that privilege. Whatever patches didn't fuck up millions of consumer PCs may eventually make their way here.
Add in the telemetry/spying and the only winning move is not to play.