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    I used to use windows 10

    Until I found out that it was sending all your data to Microsoft and (apparently) you can't disable all of the privacy settings, so now I use Windows 8.1 on that laptop. Has anyone else switch to a different OS because of this?

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    Re: I used to use windows 10

    Windows 10 is a modified version of XP. Nothing has changed in the areas of security and process and service capabilities. From a security standpoint (from a perspective of spending several years developing anti-malware theory and working malware removal stacks) it is the worst ever.

    I use Windows 10 only for testing. I worked UNIX in 1990 and transitioned from there to Windows products. I have been working LINUX since it's inception and currently test ubuntu products , stable and unstable, as my main edge devices.

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    Re: I used to use windows 10

    I initially jumped back to Windows 7, then updates were sent out to Windows 7 and 8 enabling many of the same telemetry data collection used in Windows 10. So I am using Ubuntu.

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    Re: I used to use windows 10

    The last [and probably final] Windows version I bought was 7. I didn't like or see the point in upgrading to 8 and after Xbox One was announced I didn't trust MS with privacy, lesser still since Windows 10 was announced. Cortana concerned me. It was like MS wanted users to have an emotional relationship with their OS to the point where they would divulge everything to it, from needed information to feelings and personal concerns. It's highly worrying.

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    Re: I used to use windows 10

    Microsoft has always been privacy hungry and will continue to do so with every OS they create. There should be a fine line between using our personal information for their own gain

    After about 15-years as a Windows user I'm am a Linux user only and loving it

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    Re: I used to use windows 10

    A very useful tool for any Windows 7 Windows 8 / 8.1 / Windows 10 users.

    https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
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    Re: I used to use windows 10

    I want to remind everyone that there are no brownie points given here for being anti-Microsoft nor do we allow bashing of other OSes or their purveyors. This thread is shaving it pretty close.

    A matter-of-fact discussion of legitimate privacy concerns with Windows 10 is certainly allowable. But there have been some insinuations of ill-intent vis-a-vis Microsoft's motivations. Don't go there. I have too often had to close interesting and important discussions because they start to go over the line.
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    Re: I used to use windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by RobGoss View Post
    Microsoft has always been privacy hungry and will continue to do so with every OS they create. There should be a fine line between using our personal information for their own gain

    After about 15-years as a Windows user I'm am a Linux user only and loving it
    MS will not be releasing another OS in the near future, as far as I understand it, they will just keeping updating W10. Also updates cannot be disabled.

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    Re: I used to use windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by lysander6662 View Post
    MS will not be releasing another OS in the near future, as far as I understand it, they will just keeping updating W10. Also updates cannot be disabled.
    That's great to hear, Windows 10 is in my option one of the best OS's MS has made since XP, if they continue to update Windows 10, I think they may have a great operating system
    Last edited by RobGoss; 14 Hours Ago at 01:49 AM.

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    Re: I used to use windows 10

    My main gripe with Win10 is that it is slow and clunky. The spyware can be disabled with a combination of 3rd party tools and a few rules in your router. So, as usual, Windows is only secure if you hide it behind a Linux machine. Don't plug a Windows machine directly into the internet.

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