Recently, I have been shopping for a new computer and have been looking for any computer that does not have Windows 8, as I am an American and I FREELY CHOOSE to NOT want that operating system on my computer. I am fully aware of all of the bugs in the new operating system, including the fact that Microsoft has a default setting in their system that allows the NSA to go in, view and copy any information on your computer to be used against you WITHOUT your explicit authorization and going against any or all privacy laws.
Microsoft’s basically uses the pathetic excuse, “Well, we already had the default setting checked in order to prevent us from giving any information to the government before and no one knew about it in our earlier operating systems, so we are just going to leave that default unchecked and the user can have the option to check it if they want.”
Are you kidding me? This is an invasion of privacy, is unethical and goes against every law in the book! There shouldn’t even be anything to allow anyone into your computer unless you specifically say so!
So knowing this, I refuse to get Windows 8 and decided to go shopping for a simple $400 laptop that has Windows 7 on it (knowing that Windows XP is phased out and Vista is a mess).
As I went to Frys, Best Buy and even a local computer store, I have gotten plenty of information from salesmen who mostly give me a look that they know what is going on, while others pretend to not know and then say there are other reasons why they don’t allow anything but Windows 8 to be sold anymore in stores.
Starting with Frys, I noticed they all have Windows 8 and asked the salesman why they don’t have Windows 7 on them and told them all about Microsoft allowing NSA a backdoor into the system. Now I know that Windows 7 also has its own backdoor as well, but Windows 8 has become so blatant about it that I refuse to purchase a computer with it.
Anyways, one salesman stated that the company is required to have them and not any other operating system. I told them that I refused to buy a computer with Windows 8 on it and he said, “Yep, trust me. You’re not the only one”.
Of course, for a fee they can reinstall it but stated that the drivers may not work with Windows 7 or XP, as some are not compatible. BLACKMAIL!
Also, if you look at Frys website, and select laptops and Windows 7 operating systems, you’ll notice a list of around 10-20 laptops, if not more that have Windows 7 on them. However, once you click on any of the items and add it to your cart, they tell you they are “unavailable” to ship for EVERY single one of them. It’s FALSE ADVERTISING!
Next, I went to Best Buy and once again, I noticed they all have Windows 8 on them and asked the salesman, who was actually someone who worked for Intel and Microsoft in manufacturing the hardware. After telling him about the backdoor issue, he kind of rolled his eyes at me. I said to him, “Seriously, it’s all over the Internet”. (So for those of you sheeple, who don’t believe me, see how Microsoft hands over our information to the NSA using PRISM to infiltrate our computers here, here, here, here, here, here, and here or if you are just too damn lazy, just type in your search engine, “Microsoft NSA backdoor”. Hell, even mainstream media admits it. See here). That any knowledgeable computer salesman, technician or programmer doesn’t know about this is completely preposterous. It’s just that they know that if they say, “Yes, it’s true” that people won’t buy anything and are basically forced to lie to them.
However, that same salesman explained to me that Microsoft, a few months ago, had paid millions of dollars to recall all Windows 7 and Vista operating systems from any major corporate store in the country and to have them internationally shipped back to the plants because they wanted to make sure that everyone who buys a computer now has this new touch-screen technology and cooling system.
I just looked at him and said, “And there you go. Just another excuse for them to force people to buy Windows 8, so NSA can spy on you as quickly as possible” in which he stated, “Well, that may be the reason, but the I know the reason is because they want to get people to use this technology as quickly as possible”.
Hmm…as quickly as possible.
They are FORCING people to use Windows 8 and doing it fast. Why?
The salesman’s excuse makes no sense. I mean think about it. Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows Vista were plagued with problems and Microsoft continued to sell them and did not recall them from stores. They slowly phased it out over time even when new operating systems came into existence and the customer/user still had the option of whether or not to buy a certain operating system. They FREELY had a CHOICE!
Now all of a sudden, Fascist Microsoft decides what the customer/user can and cannot have on their computer by eliminating their CHOICE and even going to great lengths and spending millions of dollars to remove these operating systems and computers from every major corporate store in the country and have it expedited back overseas to their factories. Does that not seem odd to anyone? Especially since Windows 7 is still fairly new. The customer/user always had at least two kinds of operating systems to choose from. Now they don’t have any. It’s as almost as if Microsoft is hiding something. Maybe because they are!
What’s even more upsetting is that We the people are allowing them to get away with it or are just easily distracted by new, glorious, upgraded gadgets like touchscreen, voice activation, faster webcams and revolutionary software, that we don’t even know what it can do to us from behind the scenes. Just look over here. Don’t look behind the curtain, folks!
Once again, to the untrained individual like this guy at Best Buy, we see Microsoft training their foot soldiers to brainwash people into purchasing and using this new technology and colorful gadgets such as SMART technology and so on as a distraction, while NOT telling you that they are allowing the government to spy on you from behind the scenes. It’s an absolute smokescreen!
So the salesman tells me that you can go online and order one. So I go to the person at the customer service desk where they can form online orders and ask him to order one for me that has Windows 7, as I looked on their site earlier before going there and they had some. So the geek from Geek Squad with his arrogant attitude, tried to rudely help me (after I seemed to have interrupted his important paperwork even though there were no other customers there but me) by looking on his computer and saying, “we don’t have any on our site and we can’t ship anything but Windows 8 to our stores. You must have been looking at one of our linked sites that do business with us and links to Best Buy on our site.”
So later, I go back and look at their site and after trying to add it to my cart and going to the checkout, it states it is “unavailable” to be shipped. It’s just like Frys’ website. Don’t believe me, look here.
I mean with all of this false advertising, you’d think we were living in a Communist country. Oh that’s right, we are! It’s insane!
My last stop, I went to a second hand, privately owned computer store and talked with a salesman who seems to be with it and said that Microsoft is messing up a lot of people’s lives and is making a lot of bad choices. He said that (whether it is true or not) by April, Microsoft will no longer be using Windows XP or supporting it and that they have viruses just waiting to screw people’s computers up, almost as if they were forcing people to buy their new system.
In the meantime, he knew about the recall of Windows 7 and so on. I also asked if I could delete Windows 8 and install Linux and he said with Windows XP, Vista or 7, it can be done, but with Windows 8, it is tricky as everything is set or locked into the hardware, making it difficult to do. Otherwise, you are forced to have dual operating systems on your computer, which basically means Windows 8 is still on your computer.
Do you people see what is going on here?
Microsoft is ready to allow hackers to throw viruses on Windows XP computers and then recalling all Vista and 7 operating systems, while making it difficult to change to another operating system other than 8. Also, we see the recent story about how NSA even asking Linux creators to install a backdoor into their operating systems (see here) and don’t even get me started with Mac computers and their backdoors for the government.
It’s an all-out takeover of our 1st and 4th Article Rights! It’s both Fascism and Communism rolled into one.
Microsoft is trying to help the government censor our computers and our Internet, since they can’t shut it down. More importantly, they are not just doing this slowly over a period of years like they used to, they are doing it NOW and want all operating systems other than Windows 8 to NOT be shipped to people and to make it happen effective IMMEDIATELY!! Why is that?
Well, just look at the NSA scandals and everything our government is doing to try and eliminate our 1st and 4th Article Rights by controlling our lives and the coming wars with Syria and Iran, as well as the recent call by the military to engineer a way to take over the airwaves. They are trying to regulate and/or override all of our communications (see here and here) and the dumb sheeple are just sitting back and saying, “Oh well, but look at the pretty new features it has. A touch screen, my own color laptop, and it can even play with me now and tell me when to go to take a bathroom break” that they don’t even know why.
It’s like cellphone usage and cell towers that give people cancer and tumors after being too close to them over excessive amounts of time. Who cares as long as it looks good and is touchscreen and I can use Facebook like an idiot. Don’t worry that you’re being spied on, that your head is slowly developing a tumor from the radiation and the fact that cellphone studies on radiation and cancer risks have all been suppressed and paid by big corporations to NOT be revealed to the public because they know it is dangerous and will lose money and cause all sorts of issues. It’s all about profit, power and domination for them.
So looking at Fascist Microsoft’s recent attack on people’s rights and ability to choose, we can see that business ethics has been completely eradicated and the people have no voice over it because the government will just side with the corporations and not the people, thus further proving that we have become a Fascist/Communist country.
In analyzing all of this, you can say, “Well, I’ll just boycott computers or stay with the one I have”.
Well, newsflash! Computers don’t have a long life span and after a few years, it will burn out and you will be forced to buy a new one.
Then what? Install Linux?
Sorry! Microsoft and all the processor companies under Windows 8 will not allow you to completely remove Windows 8 from your system, as it is embedded into the hardware. So unless you are a computer engineer, it will be an almost impossible task of even finding a place to customize a computer without it.
So now what? Boycott?
Sorry! Microsoft and Macintosh both don’t care! They make an abundant amount of money from the government and other corporations that it simply will not matter to them. Also, by boycotting, you have just lost or given up your communications and basically handed over your 1st Article Rights to them by allowing them to censor you. Either way, they win.
So what are we going to do about it?
I challenge independent programmers and developers to create new processors that are free from the corporate bondage of Microsoft and Macintosh and to decentralize the control by making it quicker and easier for anyone to use and allowing others to freely access and expand upon those platforms. We need to end the corporate monopolies that these two companies have over the computer industry and knock them out of existence and to tell NSA to shove it up their behinds!
I’m not the only one complaining and searching for solutions about this kind of Fascist manipulation. See here.
We are Americans! We can create new technologies out of our own garage, for cryin’ out loud. If we have to do it secretly, then make it happen!
We have the most creative minds in the world and no one can manipulate us into accepting something that we don’t want. It is what makes this country the greatest nation in the world.
Stop giving into tyrannical corporations and start hitting them back by abandoning their royal rule over us and breaking free from their control.
It’s not an easy task, but we need to start somewhere. Together we can put an end to our dependence on these companies and our government and restore independence without regulations, to self-employed businesses and our way of life, as God and our founding fathers wanted it.
Death to the international corporate mafia! We the people shall prevail!