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Re: 12,000 pages and all your personal data too
  • 8/29/2016 10:44:54 PM
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@Joe I'm clear of the nag screens, finally. I didn't upgrade to Windows 10 even though Microsoft nagged me for months and months...

Re: Windows 10 or else
  • 8/23/2016 10:30:19 AM
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Honestly, as frustrated as I get with Microsoft, Apple, Google, and other tech companies at times, I would absolutely hate to see it regulated by anything other than the free market.

Otherwise, I'd be frustrated with all tools and platforms equally because instead of getting to pick and choose as to whose whims to whom I am subject, I'm instead subjected to the whims of the regulators wherever I go.

Re: Windows 10 or else
  • 8/22/2016 9:52:08 PM
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..

Joe writes


Even actual problems with Windows 10 itself aside, Microsoft does not generally have a good track record when it comes to delighting its customers when it releases new operating systems.


 

When it comes to mammoth corporations so large they provide the operating base and set the standards that most people must use, in my view this system needs to be managed by some kind of agency or board at least subject to public input and some form of decisionmaking process. One model would be the federal highway system, whereby highways and their design are subject to review by elected bodies, and standards are set by the Federal Highway Administration.

In the case of Microsoft and Apple, company executives are in charge of everything and standards are set at their own whim.

 

Re: 12,000 pages and all your personal data too
  • 8/22/2016 9:40:12 PM
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Well, we're well into August now, and so far so good!  Anybody still getting nagged?

Re: Windows 10 or else
  • 8/9/2016 6:30:07 AM
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@Lyndon: Even actual problems with Windows 10 itself aside, Microsoft does not generally have a good track record when it comes to delighting its customers when it releases new operating systems.

Re: 12,000 pages and all your personal data too
  • 8/9/2016 6:28:47 AM
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@Louis: Are you happy with your HP device?  I've heard a lot of negative things, but only indirectly.  Considering from whom I should buy next.

Re: 12,000 pages and all your personal data too
  • 8/5/2016 1:11:55 AM
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@Joe        I use android for most of my devices, but I do have a Split that accounts for one of my two Windows 10 machines/devices.   I agree it does seem to work better for devices as opposed to a full force computer. Even though HP does consider the Split to be a powerful tablet based computer.

I used it for travel but quickly replaced it with a larger traditional laptop which was also pre-loaded with Windows 10.

This of course is how MSFT does it, forced adoption through hardware upgrades.

Re: Windows 10 or else
  • 8/5/2016 1:06:10 AM
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@Lyndon_Henry    Thanks for the links - lot's of good information here. I have yet to read them all but one of the articles references the amount of control Windows 10 inflicts upon their users.

Do I really need to have a hotmail email to use my computer ? What is this Cloud service popup ? I don't recall needing that from my OS after boot up.

The article went on to say Apple and Google do the same things with their service offerings. So What ? That is the road they have chosen from the beginning as opposed to MSFT's evolution.

In the end, I am happy I still have Windows 7 machines.

Re: 12,000 pages and all your personal data too
  • 8/4/2016 5:56:54 PM
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@Maryam: Hopefully it doesn't brick your computer like it did with that woman who successfully sued them over the upgrade!

Re: 12,000 pages and all your personal data too
  • 8/4/2016 5:56:07 PM
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@Louis: Personally, I'm more keen on having Windows 10 on my (Microsoft) mobile devices than using it on the laptop it's on.

What's your impression?

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