Loss of BF because of HSBC is no loss. BF, like Halloween, is just another crap US-ism we can all do without. Much like HSBC really.
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...of course they will, much like "unlimited data" scams by mobile carriers.. Any excuse to up prices, or move people to a more expensive level. All to raise cash to pay their electricity bills that have risen exponentially in their data centres.
I "updated" my July 2015 Surface Pro 3 to Linux 4 years ago. Runs just fine for the occasional portable use I need.
And NO, I'm not upgrading a Windows 10 Desktop to Lipstick-on-a-pig 11. That'll go the Linux route as well if Microsoft doesn't see the crime of making millions of PCs become e-waste.
The sad part is that in the UK, a lot of call centres (e.g. Virgin Media) employ local people with Indian accents. This, unfortunately, means that any call from that company that I deal with is instantly deemed suspicious. Nine times out of 10 I just put the phone down on them, which probably comes across as rude.
Corporate Companies can afford to pay due taxes, but pay good money to accountants and lawyers to avoid it. The rest of us, who can least afford the taxes, or the "weasls" to get us out of it, get stuck for a greater proportion in consequence. Shame on you Microsoft, (and the rest - you know who you are - the likes Amazon, Apple etc etc).
I see Bernie Eclestone (F1) finally got his due in a UK court. Pity he only got a suspended sentence.
Watching this non-"event", I got the distinct impression that Microsoft will have to scrape all of your date (and file content) to allow Cipilot to work. If you haven't moved off of Windows and OneDrive, especially Windows 11 by now, do it before 26th September and the arrival of 23H2. Your privacy is in great danger.