Mind that it was not created to say that Linux is better (it's definitely not).It was created to stop Microsoft fans roaring in regard to Windows 10 and how it's better than Windows 7 in every regard - it's actually worse in most regards aside from Direct X 12 (which is actually hidden from the user and it's only exposed in games).
Let me say that I've always been a big fan of Windows because Microsoft does care about compatibility vs.
many other tech companies which break backward compatibility all the time.
However I've always felt that there are no resources or articles on the web which dig deep into Windows' problems and therefore I wrote this very concise essay.
If you decide to disable total tracking (including keyboard scanning and voice recording) you'll have to disable over a hundred different Internet addresses and then no one guarantees that a new Windows update doesn't add new hosts because Microsoft surely is not interested in losing such a lucrative feature meant for Big Brother agencies.
Read the rest of the article for official Microsoft statements and for various information on how Windows breaches you privacy and how you might try to control it (it's almost futile btw).
Secondly, Microsoft has stripped us of controlling Windows updates.It was ostensibly done to improve the user experience by keeping the system up to date and perhaps malware free, but the truth is that a built-in antimalware protection in Windows is simply horrible (according to various AV comparisons Microsoft Essentials misses over 20% of in the wild malware) and said updates mean nothing for security because over 90% of infections happen due to the user actions (like downloading and installing dubious applications). Thirdly, as Microsoft has stated multiple times, Windows 10 will not have any service packs, Windows 10 is the final version of Windows, because Windows 10 has become a service, it will be updated over time to bring new features and remove the old ones.It's funny and equally sad that year 2015 marks the end of the Windows OS for a lot of people.There are several issues with Windows which, at present, make Spyware/Malware OS 10 inappropriate and even outright dangerous for a lot of people.The most egregious, of course, is a total abandonment of any form of privacy and control.Firstly, Microsoft openly stated that pervasive data collection will be present in any Windows version starting from Windows 10 and as a host of research on the Internet shows, this data collection cannot be disabled using official means.