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Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well.

 

 As I stated in the shoutbox, I am currently using windows 7 64bit operating system and I have been offered the free Windows 10 operating system. The problem is I have searched online the pros and cons but I'm having trouble deciding. Both sides have good arguments but I would like to hear from you, my trusted family.

 

Is anyone here using the new Windows 10? how do you like it?    If you're not going to upgrade, why not? 

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As I said, I keep getting the upgrade offer but my son says that you actually have to sign up for it and I havent so he thinks its a scam

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As I put in the Shoutbox my partner is pretty up to date with computers and what software is good or not. He tells everyone not to upgrade but I don't know why. We are currently running on windows 7 and he is sticking with that.

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Listening to RN (Oz ABC radio) the other day and the tech geek confirmed what I'd decided.  He said that if you had 7 to stay with it, but if you had 8, to go to 10 - and it's free for now.  It's only free on the device you already have the 7 or 8 on, (and maybe that's different in each country?).  Apparently there is no 9 and the next wave will be entirely different. 

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Thank you for your posts, everyone! I was in limbo not knowing what to do about it, too.

Imelda, I think if you bought the pc with Win loaded on, then it's free for you to upgrade. 

 

I have Win 8.1 and a tech geek was saying to be to upgrade it to 10, as it is heaps lighter than 8. But saying that, if apps are up to 10, not sure. 

 

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(゚Д゚;)Σ(・ω・ノ)ノ!

 

Peeps, OMG...

 

I was only clicking onto the provided button by Win which was telling me to upgrade, just to see where the prompt goes....

The bloody thing just kept on going for it, though I tried to click X to get out of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

WTF...it set up the date for the roll over, and currently I'm not sure what'd happen if I shut down my pc....(゚Д゚;)

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Some are going for it, but until they do and give their opinion, no thanks. 

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Fewwwwww, after rebooting my pc, it stayed on as 8.1...

 

That prompt pop up was insane. 

It was behaving as if a virus and I freaked out then.

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As a writer of computer programs, it seems that there are still a couple of issues, one being that you must set 10 to "Developer Mode" in order to build and run a program you have written.

 

And you also need to set the privacy settings, else EVERYTHING you do, see look at - EVERYTHING, is sent back to M$, as their 'backup' for you.. ha ha ha...

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I am not touching Windows10 with a 10-foot (3 meters) wooden stick.

Remember, NOTHING is really free in this World.

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I'm with you Neo

 

The final 10 will be totally diferent and you will pay for it, I don't want to be a

Guinea pig for MS.

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Thanks everyone, I too will not be upgrading

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never used windows really after 2007 ... started with linux in the 90s, tested windows nt around 2000... installed mac os ppc on an old amiga once and now using linux&mac for ages. can't understand why people stick to an operation system which is wasting time installing tools to maintain somewhat privacy and "firewall" and constantly swapping to disk and phones home. (okay apple too, if you use those cloud shit)

 

if you follow what win10 is doing on a network layer, you will shit your pants

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I have gone to win 10 purely because windows 8 drives me nuts.

I work with software a lot so will be scouring what it does.

I'll let you know how it goes.

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Please do Myth, and Thank You ahead of time.

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@Myth, I also develop software, so need a Win platform to develop from, but I am thinking of moving to Linux, and using a Win emulator or at worst, a couple of VM's...

 

Any thoughts??

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in my company we used mainly apple hardware (iMacs, MBPs) and mac os x. those dudes and girls from HR and such need at least Win7 to use some pain-in-the-ass software like SAP-Clients. Problem is, the newest MacBooks and such does not allow even to install Windows below Win8 because of UEFI/EFI loader or bootcamp. So we need sometimes to stick around with old hardware to refurbish and install those pesky software on it. Win8 or Win10 is not even in discussion to be used I think for at least the next 2-3 years...

Recently we did a proof of concept to start some of those pesky clientsoftware within an IE9 running on a VMware/Citrix  on MacOS X,  so we're fine to use latest Retina MBPs with that setup.

 

But I tell you, dont do this at home :-

 

Win10 is like an impersonating owl:
katze-eule-im-baum.jpg

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This is popping up all over the net, here is just one instance, worth a read -

Apparently Windows 8.1 is behaving in a similar fashion after recent updates, Windows 7 has just received a telemetry update ?

A Traffic Analysis of Windows 10

http://localghost.org/posts/a-traffic-analysis-of-windows-10

 

Who's going to look at all that data, voice, video...??

 

Personally I have been running Linux Mint for the last 3 years and I certainly don't regret it

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I just watched this vid- spying, lying, thieving, it is per this

 

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Saw this on LOP- http://lunaticoutpost.com/thread-574547.html

 

I’m about to let you in on a little secret. You’re about to become one of the Windows intelligentsia. Ready?

You know about the Start menu in Windows 10. (Yes, it’s back, thank goodness.) But did you know about the secret Start menu?

If you right-click the Start button, you get this: Direct access to some of the most useful parts of Windows — like Control Panel, File Explorer, Search, and Task Manager. No more swiping, tapping, and searching for the stuff you really need.

If you’ve got a touchscreen device, you can get the same effect by simply touching the Start Menu icon and holding your finger on it for a full second, then releasing it.

By the way, Windows key+X is the keystroke for that.

Windows Key-X. That’s about as secret as it gets!

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articles on Forbes- Win 7,8 have some of the same spyware as Win 10- says can be disabled.Although, I read the article and do not see how to remove these particular updates if they have already loaded automatically...

 

KB3022345 (found the updates, info on GLP tthread- http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2944922/pg1)
KB3022345
KB3075249
KB3080149

these four updates ignore existing user preferences stored in Windows 7 and Windows 8 (including any edits made to the Hosts file) and immediately starts exchanging user data with Vortex-win.data.microsoft.com and Settings-win.data.microsoft.com

 

 

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/08/30/windows-10-spying-on-windows-7-and-windows-8/

from the article...

Windows 10 Worst Feature Installed On Windows 7 And Windows 8

 

Laughing at Microsoft MSFT -4.07%’s controversial data mining and privacy invasions within Windows 10? Well Windows 7 and Windows 8 users should laugh no longer as this most hated spying is now headed your way…

Software specialist site gHacks has discovered that Microsoft has pushed four new updates to both Windows 7 and Windows 8 which introduce new data collecting and user behaviour tracking features.

 

and

 

 

Question for Chani- does anyone know how to remove or can you disable updates already downloaded and if so, how?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/08/26/windows-10-how-to-stop-forced-updates/

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ALERT: Windows 10 installer will download and install AUTOMATICALLY on Windows 7 and 8 computers in 2016

Posted By: NaturalWisdom
Date: Tuesday, 3-Nov-2015 16:28:34

 

 

Windows 10 to automatically download on your PC
WorldNet Daily Mobile
Oct 31, 2015
http://bit.ly/1k8DK5F

 

Not interested in installing Windows 10 on your computer after reading news reports indicating Microsoft will track your online behavior and save your search queries, private emails and contents of private folders, including photos?

Too bad. You may not be given much of a choice.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 is preparing to automatically download onto computers currently installed with Windows 7 or 8 – without the computer users’ knowledge, London’s Guardian reported.

According to the report, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will become a “recommended update” in 2016, and anyone who has automatic updates activated will have the new program installed automatically on their PC.

After it has downloaded, the Windows 10 installer will begin. At that point, users will need to actively cancel Windows 10.

That is, if they aren’t in the habit of just hitting “OK” when presented with a prompt, as many users often do.

In the meantime, until 2016, the Windows 10 upgrade will be considered “optional” and could still be downloaded if a user has the computer set to install automatic updates, which can be disabled.

“If you choose to upgrade (our recommendation!), then you will have 31 days to roll back to your previous version if you don’t love it,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices group.

http://mobile.wnd.com/2015/10/windows-10-to-automatically-download-on-your-pcs/%20http:/bit.ly/1iBifc8

 

Sourcehttp://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=31817

 

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