Ayyyylmao, Windows 10 upgrades. This thing has honestly been the most talked-about topic in the tech industry since the Windows 8 Start screen controversy. Microsoft has been rather upfront about upgrading qualifying users to Windows 10, and they’ve been strong-arming a lot of them into upgrading. There’s been the use of sly tactics and UI shenanigans to get people to accidentally upgrade, and the Windows 10 upgrade is itself a recommended update for Windows 7 and 8.1 users.
But while most people haven’t been successful with getting Microsoft to relent on these shady practices, one has broken the mould by suing the software giant for $10,000 in damages over a Windows 10 upgrade that literally cost them business revenue. This won’t make Microsoft more shy about being so heavy-handed about the upgrade, but it sets a precedent for a class action lawsuit to follow.