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    Windows 10

    I got my previous computer in 2006, and it had Windows XP on it. It's perfectly functional, though now not pretty to the eyes and somewhat fiddly. Last month I bought a new computer with Windows 10.

    I've found myself rather liking it. The interface is now very sleek and modern, and I'm finding it much easier to search for files and settings.

    The start menu apps are a remnant from Win 8, though thankfully, now largely optional. I disinstalled most of the built-in apps and now just have a convenient display of mail, maps, web browser, and weather.

    What do other folks on here think of Windows 10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Englisc View Post

    What do other folks on here think of Windows 10?
    Functionally it's fine, the disturbing aspect is the amount of data collection it does on the users.

    Helpful info: http://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10...ow-to-opt-out/

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    Is there no way to turn off the spying with tweaks or security software that spoofs data?

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    Bill Gates is the richest man in the world. Somehow, new generations have become accustomed to buying and using things which do not work. Besides Microsoft products, cell phones are the other glaring example. After Gates built Windows 1, and it didn't work, wouldn't respond, froze, and was so full of hole children hacked into it, he responded, not by fixing Windows 1 but with another addition of Windows, let's call it Windows 2, with all the same problems as Windows 1. Now the pattern has been repeated and repeated, etc. To make Windows run at all you need to buy anti-virus ware, anti-malware ware, anti-pop up ware and so on. Windows is like buying a new Mercedes with three wheels in which the passengers have to climb out of the car at each corner and carry the car around the turn.

    Using this analogy, why not buy a Volkswagen with four wheels from the start? Bill Gates is the richest man in the world and got that way marketing inferior products. In a fair world, the people of the world would ban together and sue Gates for everything he has, making him the poorest man in the world.

    Tell me why Windows 10 is any different than Windows 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Bill Gates is the richest man in the world. Somehow, new generations have become accustomed to buying and using things which do not work. Besides Microsoft products, cell phones are the other glaring example. After Gates built Windows 1, and it didn't work, wouldn't respond, froze, and was so full of hole children hacked into it, he responded, not by fixing Windows 1 but with another addition of Windows, let's call it Windows 2, with all the same problems as Windows 1. Now the pattern has been repeated and repeated, etc. To make Windows run at all you need to buy anti-virus ware, anti-malware ware, anti-pop up ware and so on. Windows is like buying a new Mercedes with three wheels in which the passengers have to climb out of the car at each corner and carry the car around the turn.

    Using this analogy, why not buy a Volkswagen with four wheels from the start? Bill Gates is the richest man in the world and got that way marketing inferior products. In a fair world, the people of the world would ban together and sue Gates for everything he has, making him the poorest man in the world.

    Tell me why Windows 10 is any different than Windows 1.
    Spot on!
    Whenever I have to work with a Windows computer I wish myself a flamethrower. It is horrible, it was horrible and probably always will be horrible.
    Due to the nature of my work, however, I do have to use it sometimes, so I keep one machine for that purpose. But whenever I need to get some work done, instead of an hour or two I end up spending a day or two because something always doesn't work as it should.
    Been most comfortable with OSX and BSDs. They work nicely.
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    I like Windows 10 a lot. I liked XP and 7 too. The spying aspect doesn't bother me one bit, if they want to spy on me when I post at Skadi or play Farmville, that's fine by me. I did uninstall or turn off most of the automatic crap I never use though, like the personal assistent and stuff.

    Going from 8.1 to 10 was a very nice change, I never cared much for the former. Windows 10 works great for my needs, I'm very happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catterick View Post
    Is there no way to turn off the spying with tweaks or security software that spoofs data?
    There are ways to disable some of it, but it's usually not trivial and beyond the knowledge and capabilities of the average user.

    Consider also that even after disabling much of the data collection and spying that there may still be multiple layers of spying & data collection which haven't been detected or was forgotten about or missed.

    Consider also that turning off some of these settings may have more of a placebo type effect than a real effect. In other words, it could be more of a cosmetic change than a real change to remove their data collection and keystroke logging.

    Next consider that after installing MS updates, there is a good chance that some or all of these spying settings may be turned on again.

    Bottom line:

    iOS (iPhone), Android, MS Windows and Apple OSX spies on all your activities like there is no tomorrow. If you want to maintain a degree of privacy the only choices are some variants of Linux and BSD Unix.
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    Tell me, does Windows 10 forget what you tell it to do sometimes and then you have to tell it again? Does it freeze? Can school children hack into it? Well, if so, why are we blindly buying this crap? Bill Gates should have fixed these problems with Windows 1.

    Why can't some programmer just do a modular version of Windows or some other program which simply gets you onto the internet? From here you would have the option of video players, Word, office software, messaging and so on. If you consider these as a security threat, as I do, don't buy them. There are billions of dollars out there awaiting some programmer who wants to do things FOR the consumer not against him.

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