Windows 10: You'll get UPDATES LIKE IT or NOT – unless you have Enterprise 
'You agree to receive automatic updates without notice'

Microsoft's licensing on the upcoming Windows 10 OS means that most users will 
find their systems updating on command from Redmond without any option to stop 

The Licensing Agreement for Windows 10, as found in the latest release 
candidate build 10240 of Windows 10 Professional, states:

    The Software periodically checks for system and app updates, and downloads 
and installs them for you.

    You may obtain updates only from Microsoft or authorised sources, and 
Microsoft may need to update your system to provide you with those updates.

    By accepting this agreement, you agree to receive these types of automatic 
updates without any additional notice.

Microsoft's intention is that users will be always up-to-date, not only with 
security patches, but also with feature updates.

This makes it easier for the company to keep pace with changing technology, and 
provides developers with a more consistent target for applications.

The downside is that feature upgrades can potentially break applications, or 
drivers for peripherals such as printers and scanners. Those who value 
stability above having the latest features may prefer to install security 
updates only.

Windows 10 does allow this, but only for businesses running the Enterprise 
Edition of Windows. These customers can opt for the Long Term Service Branch 
(LTSB), which is updated only every 2-3 years (just like traditional Windows 
That does it. I'm looking for another OS.


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