Windows 11 is Not an Operating System. It’s a Promo Channel.

Microsoft abuses its advantageous position yet again, consumers now have to speak out

Kostas Farkonas
Geek Culture

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Windows 11 is designed in such a way so as to extensively promote other Microsoft products and services. If it was actually offered for free, that would have maybe been OK. But it isn’t, so it isn’t. (Image: Microsoft)

With less than three weeks left on the calendar before the successor of the most popular operating system in the world, Windows 11, becomes available to “all eligible PCs”, there’s seemingly still work left to do. That’s not entirely surprising: no matter how many people join the Windows Insiders program to become costless beta testers for Microsoft by choice, the real test of the “final” product always takes place after the official release. But there’s already an issue that’s not going to sit well with many consumers regardless of the overall quality of Windows 11. No, it’s not privacy. We sadly gave up on that far too easily with Windows 10 (and its successor will follow the same path).

No. Now it’s the way Microsoft plans to use its operating system, once again, as a promotional tool that’s infuriating. In short, it’s the ads and the practically forced use of other Microsoft products and services.

The latter is something that Windows 10 users have seen many times before, but it’s done on a new level in Windows 11, in a number of ways. The priority given to all Microsoft apps as the default ones regarding every kind of file, which must be changed…

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Kostas Farkonas
Geek Culture

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