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Cole Loftus [C89]
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Re: Windows 10 [Re: Mike Overly]
      #421144 - 01/25/16 09:06 PM

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The privacy concerns are real.



Counterpoint: It's not privancy, it's analytics
Revealed! The crucial detail that Windows 10 privacy critics are missing

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Win 10 is more backwardly compatible with everything I run than any version of Windows before it.



I'm guessing you're running 32-bit Windows? Last I knew, 16-bit programs were still a no-go for 64-bit Windows. Or has that changed?




At first I thought that article was a spoof, but apparently the guy's serious. If you read through the default things MS wants collect to enhance your experience and you're fine with it, well, fine.

I'm running 64-bit, but I haven't had any problem emulating older environments via DOSbox. Here's an article with a few strategies depending on what you're trying to run.




It's a question of trust. My trust is limited, when it comes to a company that's uploading Windows 10 installation files to customers with Windows 7 or 8, without asking or notifying, and taking away a customer's ability to control the timing and selection of which updates to install.

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on this machine, and I'll keep it as long as I can. I'm also running GWX Control Panel and Spybot Anti-Beacon occasionally. So far that's doing the job for me.

For my portable, I'm looking for 8.1 Pro install media that's over a year old, to get around automatic installation of certain updates. I have a license, but not the media that I want.

Eventually I may have to consider a hardware-based firewall to block traffic.


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Russell Holton
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Re: Windows 10 [Re: Cole Loftus [C89]]
      #421145 - 01/25/16 09:12 PM

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It's a question of trust. My trust is limited,




Things change, but I can't remember Microsoft being anything but a over-eager software company. I can't remember any instance of them being interested in your data.

OTOH, Google packages you up for delivery to advertisers. They're primarily an information company.


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Jim Bell
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Re: Windows 10 [Re: Russell Holton]
      #421166 - 01/26/16 02:27 AM

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Things change, but I can't remember Microsoft being anything but a over-eager software company.




Sorta seems like calling King Kong a rather large gorilla <g>

jb


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Russell Holton
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Re: Windows 10 [Re: Jim Bell]
      #421169 - 01/26/16 02:53 AM

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Sorta seems like calling King Kong a rather large gorilla <g>




Either way, they're not a Ferengi. <g>


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Jim Bell
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Re: Windows 10 [Re: Russell Holton]
      #421171 - 01/26/16 04:01 AM

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Either way, they're not a Ferengi. <g>




Now that would be an unfair comparison, they're certainly not like this...

"They and their culture are characterized by a mercantile obsession with profit and trade, and their constant efforts to swindle unwary customers into unfair deals."

Hmmm... Nah ;-) Yeah, right...

jb

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Cole Loftus [C89]
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Re: Windows 10 [Re: Russell Holton]
      #421172 - 01/26/16 04:20 AM

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It's a question of trust. My trust is limited,




Things change, but I can't remember Microsoft being anything but a over-eager software company. I can't remember any instance of them being interested in your data.

OTOH, Google packages you up for delivery to advertisers. They're primarily an information company.




Whether a company's interested or not can be a very small factor these days. Any data collection can draw flies. And Microsoft seems to be changing. It used to be about revenue streams. Lately control seems to be a priority, and I don't particularly care for what's now going on behind the curtain.


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Reams Goodloe
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Re: Windows 10 [Re: Jim Bell]
      #421177 - 01/26/16 06:21 AM

>>>Now that would be an unfair comparison, they're certainly not like this...<<<

Thanks for that reality check, Jim....<G>

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