Why personal computers should not have cloud-based logins

Clayton CramerI can no longer use my Windows 10 notebook. It wants a password, but for my Microsoft account, which thinks my name is Leonardo Petterson. Nor can I reset my password. There are dozens of pieces of information it wants including subject lines of recent emails I ave sent, which I don't remember. Microsoft accounts are hell, and I don't see a way to restart my PC without the Microsoft account.

What Microsoft is trying to do with Windows 10 is make your personally-owned computer a "window" into a Microsoft-owned cloud of services. It's an interesting model for them, but too little, too late... and it doesn't appeal to people like me who want to be in control of our own computers.

This entry was published Sun Mar 20 12:19:16 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-03-20 12:19:16.0. [Tweet]

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