Re: Link Win8.1, Like Lollipop
OK, assuming it means what you say it means I'll give you the permissions thing - if I wanted to install lots of apps on my phone then this would bug me on Android (and when a built in app that I can't remove wants extra permissions it's really annoying - live with the outdated app that may not work or may have security holes or install a new app that can do more with the phone!)
But the Windows thing was pure FUD. Vista was a dog on slow hardware, and only went very well when it was very good hardware running it. But from there things have got much, much better.
My 10" Eee PC was poor on XP, unusable on Vista but worked very well (except for the screen size) on 7 - far better than it did on XP.
My current laptop (admittedly a very expensive one) works so much better on Windows 8.1 than on 7 (With the exception of BlueTooth as the manufacturer did not release drivers for it).
And I am testing Windows 10 on 8 year old hardware (including a spinny disk) and it flies! Without any special drivers at all.
Vista sucked, but the releases since have all been huge improvements over the previous version in terms of performance.