• Nik282000
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    2 months ago

    You can literally kill off anything in windows, albeit with some effort in certain cases. Right down to their telemetry services everyone hates.

    For now. The only reason Microsoft doesn’t prevent you from removing or disabling components of Windows is that it is still an extreme edge case. Only a very small fraction of users actually take part in that kind of activity, if it were to become more popular Microsoft will start baking it in harder.

    Comparing it to a locked down OS with a cloud service tie in I’d like comparing oranges to cars.

    Windows is already headed down the road of locked down cloud dependency, and minimum specs are a user problem. Remember the thing with TPMs and W11?

    What are they going to do, hide gigabytes of video from you just to waste space?

    Have you looked at how much space Windows already takes up on your disk?

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      2 months ago

      Decades of history exists in M$ not stopping users from modifying their systems however the hell they want. Your argument against that is “they might eventually.”

      How exactly is TPM requirement at all related to cloud anything? They absolutely aren’t moving to cloud dependency, the closest anyone has heard on that is them moving certain enterprise options to subscription, and rumors from unreliable sources. Again, your argument boils down to “they might eventually.”

      And what does their current install disk space have to do with anything? 20 gigs for an install is leaps and bounds different than an extra 50+ gigs being used out of nowhere.