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#141 ñΩxicity

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 06:33 AM

lol, that's a pretty bold assumption to go outright Linux or Mac. Or just keep MS's OS from under your thumb and manage it.
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Posted 25 September 2015 - 07:55 PM

View Postsilencer_pl, on 24 September 2015 - 10:10 PM, said:

Google knows everything about you, and if you have FB, you're as well as can go naked.

^ This. Social Media has way more impact to one's privacy that OS selection.

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View PostNoX, on 25 September 2015 - 06:33 AM, said:

lol, that's a pretty bold assumption to go outright Linux or Mac. Or just keep MS's OS from under your thumb and manage it.

It really depends on the type of people, all of the OSs are vulnerable if not properly hardened. Even Windows with proper hardening and tuning can be good enough. Personally, I like having better knowledge of which services are running, hence I like Arch Linux, but it's not something that everyone is willing to do. I also use OS X daily. I do have a couple of windows boxes but I barely use them (my gf does though).
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Posted 07 October 2015 - 07:37 PM

Windows 'Snooping' and nagging patches return, including KB3035583, and KB2956224

http://www.infoworld...kb-2952664.html

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:48 PM

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Upgrade or upgrade - Microsoft's Windows 10 prompts are leaving some without choice as reported here.

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 03:35 PM

taking the plunge today folks. will keep you advised as to how things blowup! ^.^

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 05:07 PM

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:13 AM

Upgraded one of my notebooks to it, and it looks all right - nothing has broken as far as I can see. There is this sense of loss of some control, at least with the personalisation. There are persistent notifications that keep coming back even after I thought I switched them off. The start menu seems a bit of a miniaturised Windows 8 tablet start screen with lots of silly live panels that thankfully can be turned off and removed - though honestly this is not really a selling point.

One thing from Windows 8 I'm missing is the panel that slides out of the right of the screen when you move your mouse to right edge. Probably a right handed mouse user thing.

I was initially very excited by the mutli-desktop icon that appeared on the task bar, but I think they've somewhat missed the potential with it - if not the point entirely. The desktop icons stay the same as you go between the screens. All that changes are what open windows are on screen. Other OS's, particularly the ones on smartphones execute multiple desktop screens very nicely - so why can't a heavy hitter like Windows do the same?

Also Explorer? It's called Edge now. I've no need for it as I use Chrome and Firefox, but I do hope they've reworked it from the ground up as they claimed rather than just change its name.

Overall though, nothing exciting really. The sun still rises. it's just 4GB off my monthly data cap knocked off for each computer I'm updating.

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 05:48 PM

afraid my detailed report will hafta wait. familu emergancy has callwd me out of town for a few days.

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 11:21 AM

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Early 2016 Windows 10 will become an automatic "recommended" update as reported at Ars Technica here.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 08:27 PM

A brief summery: other than some minor fumbles in trying to organize my start menu how I wanted(turns out that wasn't really saved in the upgrade) I've not really had any problems.

I HAVE noticed this odd bit where on starting Windows it likes to force all my fans to max for a moment(four times in a row, usually), but everything still seems to run surprisingly well.

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 04:28 PM

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 10:44 AM

When you have to take preventative measures against a disease, you avoid it. I hope those of you that went for it, didn't go bareback.
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Posted 06 November 2015 - 12:05 PM

Aren't there more important issues to be aware of other than this silly telemetry bullshit?

https://www.duosecur...-and-so-can-you
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Posted 01 December 2015 - 03:56 PM

Here we go again!

Latest update reenables Window's 10 Spying features.
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 04:29 AM

This shit is getting out of control.

If you haven't read it already, see what Microsoft is doing now.
This is a MUST read.

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Here's a link to get rid of this, until Microsoft finds a way to get around this.
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Posted 20 December 2015 - 05:48 PM

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 11:02 AM

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 12:03 PM

Personally, I'd just flush it and blame the plumber.
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Posted 29 March 2016 - 11:24 AM

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For you Flintstones out there Never10

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