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windows 10

Post by BigA » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:49 am

I just read some interesting facts about the new operating system. Aside from the problems with the driver updates that cause problems with things working correctly, MS is planning a 1 gig service pack to correct problems and security flaws. Also, if you want to play solitaire ad free it will cost $9.99 a year or $1.49 a month, and Windows Media Player is no more, it now only plays actual DVDs. This is on top of the fact that you must accept their updates. Even if you defer them, you will not receive more updates until you download the previous ones.
Also I guess from what Mozilla says you need to jump through some hoops to make Firefox the default browser instead of the MS browser.
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Re: windows 10

Post by Tamianth » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:09 pm

I think it is sounding more and more like I don't want it! :wideye: Microswisscheese strikes again! And we should not have to jump through hoops to make Firefox the default browser. They have been in trouble over that stuff already. :shifty:
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Re: windows 10

Post by 1-C » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:28 pm

It does look that way :wideye:

Apparently skipping from "windows 9" straight to 10 didn't solve the problem of the every other Windows OS curse! Almost (notice I said "almost") makes Vista and 8 look like decent versions now :affraid:
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Re: windows 10

Post by BigA » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:30 pm

Well i guess their out is that it can be done, just not easily. I would assume that it is the same for any web browser other than their own. I couldn't believe that they want money now to play that stupid game. Seriously? And I guess if you don't pay them, you have to sit through 30 second mandatory advertisements whenever they choose to put them up.
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Re: windows 10

Post by 1-C » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:46 pm

You know the whole thing with what they are doing with making it difficult to make Firefox (and probably any other web browser for that matter) the default one kind of reminds me of that antitrust lawsuit that the EU filed against MS a little more than a year ago

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/ ... YI20140411

or maybe even this one (from 7 years ago) …

http://www.justice.gov/archive/atr/publ ... 8/1764.htm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Justice Department today charged Microsoft with engaging in anticompetitive and exclusionary practices designed to maintain its monopoly in personal computer operating systems and to extend that monopoly to internet browsing software. Twenty state Attorneys General and the District of Columbia filed a similar action today.

"Consumers and computer manufacturers should have the right to choose the software they want installed on their personal computers," said Attorney General Janet Reno. "We are acting to preserve competition and promote innovation in the computer software industry."
Perhaps this time, maybe a scaled or "watered down" version of either of those? :shifty: :mad:
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Re: windows 10

Post by Tamianth » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:00 pm

That was I was thinking about 1-C when I mentioned the default browser thing also! I knew they got sued over it.

As for solitaire, I have a solitaire game I downloaded years ago. Its called Solitude for Windows. Has a ton of solitaire games on it. I generally play either one of the games on it or spider solitaire. I certainly would not play a pay for or put up with the ads, I'd have it removed first thing and replaced. :lol:

I did that to the Jewel Quest games. I like the games, but not into spyware.. :shifty:
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Re: windows 10

Post by Herman » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:35 pm

So as I've said, I have Windows 10 on two machines but due to the very concerning security breaches, charges for applications that were previously free and the limited improvements over Windows 7, I'm staying put for now regarding my main machine. A desktop from 2001 !! (That I've upgraded over the years and has a motherboard from 2014, 32Gb of memory, a 2Tb drive, Raid backup, 1000mb ethernet connection and all running through fios :tngraz:

Some of the flaws in 10 are so serious that I'm even downgrading my laptop until these issues have been addressed.

A few references:

The awful Microsoft account (read and absolutely install a local account if you upgrade to 10)
https://www.thurrott.com/windows/window ... ft-account

Privacy default violations
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/win ... -yourself/

SSL layer hacks? NO WAY!
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-us ... ity-issue/

Wifi sharing? Don't THINK so!
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/30 ... _fi_sense/

Forced updates?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly ... c-updates/

Even paying for Solitaire (an example of an undesired business model that doesn't benefit you and I, the consumer)
http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07 ... -terrible/

There are other more technical issues, regarding interface with chipsets, graphics drivers from several major manufacturers, a slap to AMD chips, overclocking concerns, and data leakage.

Yeah, I'm sticking with 7 for the time being. :mrcool:
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Re: windows 10

Post by MidNYteStorm » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:48 pm

I upgraded today and I am now having issues with the mail app. The app keeps changing the Outlook.com address I had setup to an alternate Outlook.com address. This wasn't an issue until today.
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Re: windows 10

Post by Tamianth » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:46 am

I wanted to upgrade this one to 7, but can't do it . So I'm sticking to xp on this. Do have 7 on the netbook though! Won't be upgrading it to 10 for sure! Thanks Herman for your input. I certainly do not like reading what I've read so far on this. SMH.. I have a feeling Microsoft is going to end up in the courts again. :headbang:
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Re: windows 10

Post by BigA » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:29 am

Looks like more screw ups on their part, all because of this mandatory downloads and restarts. Just imagine being in the middle of something and it reboots your computer and then you have to start all over again because you lost that 25 page report you were doing for your boss.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly ... sh-loop/2/

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/win ... -yourself/

And here is how to remove that annoying little thing on the task bar about the windows 10 upgrade: http://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/17/how-to ... s-7-and-8/
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