With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft decided to cut and mangle some beloved, long-standing features available in previous versions of its operating system.
Windows Media Center is gone and Solitaire now shows you full-screen ads, which you have to pay to get rid of.
That's not to mention the outcry over Microsoft releasing software to play DVDs that costs $14.99 through the Windows Store.
Fortunately, you can ignore these shenanigans - as there is plenty of free software out there to fill the gaps in Microsoft's new OS.
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Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.