Re: Right to repair
Giving up the source code is pointless, long term. Once you have paid someone to make the change for you, they will also have to make all future Microsoft security updates themselves as well, so you will be paying them for monthly patches.
Holding the software developers to task, labeling the software as unfit for purpose and forcing them to reimburse the companies and individuals who have bought the software, plus damages, might wake them up...
The problem is, where do you go? macOS has its own problems, as do UNIX and Linux variants.
No software is error free enough to get around such sanctions. And nobody would be willing to pay for and wait for secure, error free software.
We already use the software, so we need the software now! We can't turn off our computers for 3 or 4 years, whilst a really secure and tested OS and software stack is developed (and that means servers, routers, switches, PCs, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches and all IoT devices), or isolate them all from the Internet.
It just won't happen. And people are more interested in new bling bling on the GUI than it actually working better under the hood.
Just look at the last couple of Windows 10 updates (as opposed to monthly patches), hardly anything changes on the surface, but more major plumbing behind the scenes. Most sites complain because nothing has (visibly) changed.
But Windows 11 comes along, it has dropped most of the safety features that Microsoft was working on in the last years (sandboxing all applications, for example), containerisation and isolation of legacy software, but it has new rounded corners in the GUI and people are flipping out about how cool it is, whilst the real enthusiasts and those that understand software engineering are disappointed, that nothing has really changed, "just" rounded corners.