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« on: July 19, 2015, 08:12:01 am »

As the release of this OS nears. Will you upgrade to this latest offering of Microsoft? What will be the size of this update?
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 08:27:27 am »

I will. Got mine reserved. It will be around 3 gigs. Hope all goes well.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 10:38:15 am »

Eh, I'm going to say, "hold off". At least for a week if not a month or more (remember this 'upgrade is supposed to be free for at least a year). Mind, I'm kinda excited about 10, but some things are very off-putting. Updates whether you like it or not. Uh, MS hasn't had a good track record recently and it looks as if the home version will take the brunt of whatever hit might happen (sorta, "Thanx unknown beta-testers!!). So there's that...
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 10:58:50 am »

The interface is quite like Win7 BUT the whole thing is very intrusive. By default you allow Microsoft to do anything it wants, up to and including killing your first born.

By default Cortana is active which is fine if you like computers which nag you. I don't. I don't think I will upgrade. Users of Win8 may find an improvement, I have never used that.

If you do decide to upgrade my advice is to install it on a different machine or make sure you have backups/images to return to your previous OS if you want to.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 03:20:59 pm »

Another article you might like to consider before deciding.

Windows 10: updates will be mandatory for home users

Some people like to have control over updates...like me who hasn't updated his version of Win7 since it came out...  Crazy?
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 08:31:42 am »

Holding off. Thanks for the heads up.
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2015, 03:33:46 pm »

A couple more links I read today. Microsoft seem so 'anal' when they want to control everything. Maybe if they just produced a good OS and stopped trying to take over my computer they might get back into profit.

I think I will stick to Win7 as long as it works then it will be Linux in seriousness rather than just the messing around I've done so far.

Windows 10 release date: When is Microsoft’s free upgrade available?

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: the last roundup
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2015, 04:00:51 pm »

User opinions after the update?
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2015, 04:44:33 pm »

User opinions after the update?

Mixed. After i finally got used to win 8.1 theres somethin different again. I adjusted some settings so it looks and feels like win 8.1 now (which didnt take much since it saves your settings) but theres still some difference, esp in treating apps. They dont run in the background like they used to, instead, they run in windows like any other programs (u can still make em fullscreen so they look like they used to in win 8.1 but u cant switch between em like before, theyre just windows now). Theres also some other flaws that mildly bug me (like the background slideshow, it used to be scripted better) but its been officially out only for a few days so they might fix/change stuff in the near future. Oh and one app - a game keeps crashin so its unplayable atm but it might be a cause of 3rd party drivers so im waitin for an upgrade which will hopefully fix it.

About backin up ur system as someone also mentioned, u dont need to do that cos theres an option that allows u to revert back the changes and restore the previous version of win altho idk how trustworthy MS is so u can still do it manually anyway.

I also wonder about it bein available for free, its kinda suspicious, esp when it comes to MS but maybe its only me bein paranoid. I kinda like conspiracy theories and stuff so thats that. Peace out.
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2015, 04:55:58 pm »

so, overall, you liked the update?
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2015, 05:14:21 pm »

Hah, well... Honestly, i gotta say no. Its not a total letdown but had i had an opportunity to test it or try it out before, i guess i wouldnt have upgraded it right away but it was my choice and i kinda anticipated the possibility it might not be flawless (im not sure if any win ever was) so im waitin it out now and its not that bad that id get back to win 8.1 but yea, i guess i wouldnt recommend it for now, esp to the users of win 8.1.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2015, 07:53:28 pm »

I did a test run on my old laptop Win 7 to Win 10 and still testing things out.

If you aren't happy why not just roll back, you have 30 days after the upgrade to reset back to your original 7 or 8.1, then hang fire till you hear better reports and try again as the upgrade option is there for a full year from release.
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2015, 12:53:57 am »

I did an upgrade from the technical preview and it was the easiest upgrade I've ever done.

You need to check all the settings because your privacy is shot with the default ones.

And I still wouldn't want it as my main OS - I installed it on a laptop I rarely use
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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2015, 03:48:22 pm »

Perhaps just a couple or three links so you know what the 'privacy' discussion is about:

Broken Windows Theory

Windows 10: how much of my personal information can Microsoft access?

And the ultimate:

Microsoft Privacy Statement

(Good luck with the last - prize for deciphering  Jizz )
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2015, 01:48:44 am »

And just for good luck :

Windows 10 cumulative update causes 'reboot loop' havoc for some users
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2015, 08:47:52 pm »

From my little experience with Windows 10 as an IT professional, I can say with confidence that I hate it even more than I hated Windows 8.1.... In my opinion, Microsoft has kept a lot of the more advanced settings such as manually setting your IP address on a network card incredibly difficult to get to by comparison to even Windows 8. In short, Windows 10 from my experience is Windows Vista all over again. I have actually had to roll a number of customers back manually from Windows 10 back to Windows 7 because the change was just too much for them and trying to find the options for what they need is not exactly easy.

Sure, Microsoft has brought back the start menu, but it's nothing like it used to be, and the options in which you can select are far fewer and way more limited. Wireless networking is one big thing that has changed. I'm sure it is something that I could get used to, however the way that Windows 10 handles wireless connections in my opinion is pathetic to say the least. Unless you go in through a back-door option to manually configure all of your options, the standard interface with Windows 10 assumes a lot of things for you that aren't necessarily what they should be. Furthermore, on the topic of networking, Microsoft has done away with the 3 network location settings (Home, Business, & Public) and instead attempts to arrange firewall restrictions for you automatically. Trying to adjust any of these settings however is not an easy task. This is part of why I am a die hard Linux user.

On top of the other obvious problems that have been discussed, there's also a lot that Microsoft needs to step up to make Windows 10 fully functional for more than just what they assume to be the "common folk" needs. Microsoft has spent too much time catering towards the common folk that they actually have taken a lot of the privacy control options that were once available right out of the equation. Instead, Microsoft assumes what you want to do and how you want to do it, then sets out a proprietary method in which to do it, which leaves absolutely no wiggle room for users who may want to secure things a little more tightly than the average person would. It's just another nightmare waiting to happen.

Now as for the "free" part, don't kid yourself... This is nothing more than Microsoft's way of trying to make users feel like they are not being forced to switch to Windows 10, even though that is eventually going to come down the pipes in time, just like Windows XP no-longer being supported to try and force you to upgrade. What's the real reason why this upgrade is "free" you ask? This is quite simple... It gives Microsoft a way in which to force their users to have to use Windows Update, which is known for periodically including alleged "updates" that are really nothing more than a malicious script that collects information from where you have gone on the internet with Internet Explorer, and at the same time, clearing off software from your computer that Microsoft deems to be "unwanted" software. In most cases, the things that these updates go for are things like keygens, activation cracks, etc. This is part of the whole you will take the update, even if it breaks another program bullshit. Currently, Microsoft cannot force this upon their users because they would have to change the EULA post-installation, which under US law is totally NOT legal. So don't kid yourself.... Microsoft is only offering Windows 10 for free to users running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 with the sole intention of trying to be able to force their proprietary bullshit down your throats, including the removal of anything from your computer that Microsoft doesn't think should be there, regardless of whether or not it is legitimate. If you do not already own a copy of a previous version of Windows, you are given the upgrade for free so that Microsoft can fish you into their trap to literally control your life and snoop around into where you've been and what you've done on the internet. This is largely in part because Steve Ballmer does NOT in any way, shape or form seem to have the same kind of business practices that Bill Gates did when he founded the company.

Now.... The other reason why I say don't kid yourself about it being free is that if you're installing from scratch or you're converting back to Windows, you're screwed into paying the $149.95 USD just for the ability to have Windows 10, but only if you can be satisfied with the home version. If you're looking for the professional version, you're looking at a whopping $219.95. Also, there were at least 4 variations of previous Windows versions that I know of, however now there only seems to be 2 versions.... This brings into question a number of questions with respect to upgrade paths and whether or not you're actually able to upgrade from one version to another. These are all things that Microsoft does not explain, and trying to find such information on their website has only managed to infuriate me because their website seems to be just as complicated as their fucking OS itself.


In short, whatever you do, DO NOT UPGRADE!!! These are only some of the reasons why I strongly recommend NOT using Windows 10. There are more reasons why you shouldn't, which are actually even scarier, however I am not at liberty to divulge the scarier reasons, which have not yet been made public knowledge..... All that I will say is I can promise you that you will be both disappointed by and infuriated by these reasons once they start to become public knowledge. Simply put, Windows 8 is a large part of the reason why I switched to Linux and refuse to ever look back.
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2015, 09:15:06 pm »

Great review. Thx for a little enlightenment, its pretty much what i thought. I might not have been that far from conspiracy after all.
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2015, 10:01:29 pm »

Oh yes.... And did I mention that things like the command prompt and system services are almost impossible to find unless you know how to call them by their respective cmd.exe or services.msc names manually? This can make for removing certain viruses and other malware very difficult if not impossible for some users unless you happen to know the exact process name for some of the options that you need to use to rid a computer of such things?
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« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2015, 11:59:40 pm »

And another link for those trying to keep up Smiley

Everything You Need to Disable in Windows 10
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2015, 12:59:14 am »

Keystrokes, Camera and Voice Ports Data – Is Windows 10 Really a Free Upgrade?

Insider build of Windows 10 make screenshots and send them to the server Microsoft.
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