THE OFFER PERIOD for the free upgrade to Microsoft’s latest and snoopiest Windows 10 operating system expires in just 99 days from now.
That’s just 99 days to take advantage (if you’re a personal user) of the chance to upgrade to adverts on the home screen, downloads you didn’t know you’d given permission for and built-in obsolescence for chipsets. Plus all the other Updategategripes we have with Windows 10.
But is Microsoft really going to stop giving it away? In some senses, the strategy is working. After all, Windows 10 has gone from nothing to the second biggest operating system by market share in under nine months.