ubuntu unity adds a feature that sends your search queries to amazon over https. this feature is enabled by default but can be turned off. RESULT: community-wide outrage, massive backlash, feature is set to opt-in and has since been removed
windows 10 adds ridiculously invasive spying to its operating system, bakes in ads, bundles candy crush, forces restarts for updates, aggressively forces upgrading from windows 7/8/8.1 for an entire year, uses the insider rings to test buggy updates, repeatedly "accidentally" resets the default browser to edge, injects advertisements for edge into the operating system, advertises onedrive from the file manager, forces invasive telemetry on users that can be made less invasive (but never disabled) by upgrading to the more expensive version... RESULT: outrage, backlash, etc. some hold on to 7/8.1 but eventually give in. windows 10 becomes the most popular OS in the world. users accept that this is the way things are now.
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