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A woman sued Microsoft over Windows 10 and won £7,500

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Amelia Tait
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In every generation there is a chosen one. Someone to fight against oppression, injustice, and the horrors of this giant ball of gas we call home. 

The 1910s had Ghandi, the 1990s had The Flash, and now we have Teri Goldstein - a woman who sued Microsoft for automatically upgrading her to Windows 10... and won. 

Teri (we're calling her Teri, so that we can pretend we're friends) said her Windows 7 computer automatically tried to update to that oppressive oligarch Windows 10 without her permission. 

She suffered more than just the mild annoyance endured by the rest of us, however, as the update actually made her machine unusable, meaning she couldn't run her business. 

Microsoft paid her $10,000 (£7,500) for her trouble, yet is still aggressively pushing the update on users. Currently, unless you block the automatic update, you have no choice in upgrading to Windows 10 - crippling some computers that aren't up to the task of running the new OS.

On the plus side, at least it's nowhere near as evil as this guy. 

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Amelia Tait

Amelia Tait is a journalist from London who enjoys not writing bios and hates actually writing bios. Follow her on twitter @ameliargh 

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