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https://itvision.altervista.org/why-windows-10-sucks.html

Very detailed and explains everything about why it sucks.

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Re: Why Windows 10 Sucks or Everything Wrong with Microsoft Windows
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 10:18:42 AM »
I have a friend who runs a medical office. She told me that Android and Windows 10 are all deemed to be HIPAA NON-compliant as shipped. You can secure them though with the assistance of specialists and various services. So they use Mac only. She says some other medical offices are switching to Linux. She says most offices run an older version of Windows. She says some switch to Windows 10 without realizing what they are getting into.

For the Android problem, turns out that Google has some sort of special secret service for medical offices specifically where they pay BIG bucks to have a custom version of Android that protects medical privacy. Protects it through the amazing advanced technology of disabling spying on users.

I don't know how accurate this info is since it's secondhand, but I might look into it someday.

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While we're on the subject ... make of these articles what you will
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 03:45:26 PM »


Video:
I switched from Mac to Windows and I'm never going back — here's why

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-windows-10-vs-apple-mac-os-x-2017-3



The final showdown: The 30 day MacBook Pro challenge week 4 - did a Windows user become a Mac convert?

Side by side, I have to come to the conclusion that both Windows and Mac are good at what they need to do. Mac is let down by a rigid build that lacks customisation; Windows is let down by its ongoing  Windows 10 saga and security issues.

Both have ethical murky waters (as has been highlighted in the media recently) and both are massive tech giants.

So have I converted to a Mac lover? Not really. I think I can now navigate between Mac and Windows after years of one-sided exposure; but in the end they’re just operating systems that both allow me to work - and play.

https://netguide.co.nz/story/final-showdown-30-day-macbook-pro-challenge-week-4-did-windows-user-become-mac-convert/




The whole 'Mac vs. PC' thing is so over, and 'Android vs. iPhone' is close behind

Because so much of what we do these days is based in the browser and in the cloud, Mac versus PC is no longer a lifestyle decision like it was back when boxed software ruled all.

It's just a matter of taste. Even Microsoft knows it.

And in the exact same way, because of the rise of the App Store model, iPhone versus Android is barely a thing anymore to most people. That's why analysts now believe that iPhone versus Android is "stable" — nobody cares anymore.

The operating system wars are over.
After many years of being a Mac faithful, I've been using Windows 10 for the past year

They can both win. Windows and Apple have their die-hard fans, sure, but they can happily coexist.

The same goes for the mobile platforms, too.

Apple and Google both won. Apple's iPhone is ridiculously profitable, while Android dominates with something like 87% of the market. Each of them got exactly what it wanted from the smartphone business. Apple is selling a lot of profitable iPhones; Google gets its web services and search engine in front of more people.

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-mac-vs-microsoft-windows-pc-is-over-2016-12



Why I like Windows 10 a lot more than the latest, greatest Apple MacOS

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-macos-sierra-vs-windows-10-2016-11/



FWIW -- I'm a Mac person.

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Re: While we're on the subject ... make of these articles what you will
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 04:00:03 PM »
http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-windows-10-vs-apple-mac-os-x-2017-3

1. "Get ad-lite link access for $1." No want that.
2. Auto-play video with full volume audio still plays even with the "it looks like you're using an ad-blocker ... please pay $1" message. Oh hell no.
3. Massive CPU draining/epilepsy inducing animated things that take up half the screen despite ad blocker. Double hell no.

Dude, you convinced me to block businessinsider.com at the /etc/hosts level on a corporate wide basis.

Never post a link to a malicious crapware site like that again.


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Re: Why Windows 10 Sucks or Everything Wrong with Microsoft Windows
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 05:30:38 PM »
Undoubtedly Windows 10 sucks, but most PCs today ship with it.  Mac was always a choice but it never was easily compatible with Windows.  That is true today on some business networks.  Companies don't want to do the extra work to accommodate Mac on a company network.  Its a PITA to accommodate one or two people that won't go with Windows.

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Re: Why Windows 10 Sucks or Everything Wrong with Microsoft Windows
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 07:10:59 PM »
Sorry but the spyware aspect of Windows10 makes it a non starter for business dealing with anything that has to do with having either a competitive advantage, confidential business information, or confidential business secrets. Granted many businesses are me-too or otherwise non-unique ventures with no competitive advantage, no contracts with outside entities, and no confidential customer data. For them it is safe to use Windows 10.

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Re: Why Windows 10 Sucks or Everything Wrong with Microsoft Windows
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 04:45:13 AM »
That's an astute observation . . .  I read through that site, made a few changes.  I still need to get back to Linux full time.
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Re: While we're on the subject ... make of these articles what you will
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 05:06:20 AM »


Video:
I switched from Mac to Windows and I'm never going back — here's why

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-windows-10-vs-apple-mac-os-x-2017-3



The final showdown: The 30 day MacBook Pro challenge week 4 - did a Windows user become a Mac convert?

Side by side, I have to come to the conclusion that both Windows and Mac are good at what they need to do. Mac is let down by a rigid build that lacks customisation; Windows is let down by its ongoing  Windows 10 saga and security issues.

Both have ethical murky waters (as has been highlighted in the media recently) and both are massive tech giants.

So have I converted to a Mac lover? Not really. I think I can now navigate between Mac and Windows after years of one-sided exposure; but in the end they’re just operating systems that both allow me to work - and play.

https://netguide.co.nz/story/final-showdown-30-day-macbook-pro-challenge-week-4-did-windows-user-become-mac-convert/




The whole 'Mac vs. PC' thing is so over, and 'Android vs. iPhone' is close behind

Because so much of what we do these days is based in the browser and in the cloud, Mac versus PC is no longer a lifestyle decision like it was back when boxed software ruled all.

It's just a matter of taste. Even Microsoft knows it.

And in the exact same way, because of the rise of the App Store model, iPhone versus Android is barely a thing anymore to most people. That's why analysts now believe that iPhone versus Android is "stable" — nobody cares anymore.

The operating system wars are over.
After many years of being a Mac faithful, I've been using Windows 10 for the past year

They can both win. Windows and Apple have their die-hard fans, sure, but they can happily coexist.

The same goes for the mobile platforms, too.

Apple and Google both won. Apple's iPhone is ridiculously profitable, while Android dominates with something like 87% of the market. Each of them got exactly what it wanted from the smartphone business. Apple is selling a lot of profitable iPhones; Google gets its web services and search engine in front of more people.

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-mac-vs-microsoft-windows-pc-is-over-2016-12



Why I like Windows 10 a lot more than the latest, greatest Apple MacOS

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-macos-sierra-vs-windows-10-2016-11/



FWIW -- I'm a Mac person.

Interesting articles but frankly I have seen these Windows articles for years talking about how Windows is better than the Mac because they have an inferiority complex. Microsoft has finally gotten around to making good hardware despite saying for decades that their business model is superior to Apple's business model of controlling everything.

I am skilled in Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. I can go between any of them with ease. Despite all these fanboy articles Windows is a lot more work to maintain than either the Mac or Linux. The Windows rot along with the endless patching and tweaking to keep it running. If you make the mistake of turning on the automatic updates you have no idea what the machine is doing usually to your detriment. Stuff just stops working and than you spend enormous amounts of time trying to figure out why it no longer works. Anyone who says they never have these problems is full of crap. Frankly who has time for that.

What it comes down to is this - what is the value of your time?

Do you want to spend your time fiddling with settings, tweaks and other stuff or you do you just want it to work?

I choose the latter, I just want it to work. In my experience the Mac or Linux is far less labor intensive than a comparable Windows machine. They just freaking work - day after day, week after week.

As for those comments about how the OS is irrelevant. I guess that might be true if you are 100% in on Google running everything. Google already knows way to much about everyone, they dont need to know any more.

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Re: Why Windows 10 Sucks or Everything Wrong with Microsoft Windows
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2017, 05:14:35 AM »
I looked into the HIPAA thing a little bit.

Microsoft says it's a "myth" that Windows 10 is not HIPAA compliant. All you have to do is buy "Windows 10 Enterprise" edition, lock it down, and disable many of its services.

http://www.hipaaone.com/whitepaper-hipaa-microsoft-windows/
http://www.hipaaone.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/HIPAA-and-Win-10-FINAL-Updated-Appendix.pdf

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If a medical facility utilizes voice-to-text technology (e.g. by saying “Hey Cortana”, “Siri” “OK Google”, or “Alexa”) to dictate notes about a patient, that information is automatically exchanged with the cloud. Without a business associate agreement, that medical facility could face a HIPAA violation.

This is phrased so it's misleading. That medical facility could face a HIPAA violation sure, but the fact is they have committed a separate HIPAA violation every single time they talk about patients near a computer with Cortana active (and even if think you disabled it it's often still running). Furthermore, these are clearly cases of willful neglect so the fine is $50,000 per violation with an annual maximum of $1.5 million.

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A common misconception in the industry is that using Windows 10 opens an organization to HIPAA violations. The truth is Windows 10 can be easily configured to support HIPAA security and privacy requirements. This whitepaper outlines such configurations...

Based on hearing it from the horse's mouth, it sounds to me like Windows 10 is not HIPAA compliant at all out of the box, and therefore that's not a myth. Further, based on what I understand of it, Windows Home, bundled with most cheap computers, definitely can not be made compliant either since you're not allowed to turn a bunch of the stuff off in Home edition. The site and white paper talk about Windows 10 in a generic sense but when they get specific about changes needed they start talking about this "Windows Enterprise Edition" thing. They carefully avoid claims about Home and Pro editions, whether those can be made compliant at all.


edit: "Cortana management" is only available in the Enterprise Edition. So Home or Pro, and Enterprise default settings, are not acceptable for use in a facility that handles medical data.

Also of interest, only the top of the line Enterprise E5 Edition has "Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection" (ATP).

It appears that Enterprise requires either a negotiated volume licensing contract for an agency, as with US government agencies, or a signed contract and a monthly subscription fee. In other words, if you don't have the personal phone number of the "Microsoft Partner" assigned to handle your account, a guy who lives in your region and makes on site license compliance visits, then you're the product and Microsoft is harvesting your privacy for profit.

There's also an Education edition, which appears to be totally identical to the Enterprise one but has a different pricing structure and is only available to schools. Because of laws regarding the privacy of minors it seems it was also necessary to be able to disable Cortana (and related features such as where everything you type is analyzed and send to Microsoft for use in a "personal dictionary", claimed to be necessary for Cortana to work right) in order to use Windows 10 legally in a school.

Enterprise E3 costs $199 for a Pro license plus $300 for the E3 upgrade = $499 per computer, then (or is it or) $84 per user per year. Or maybe it costs something different. Here's an estimator app that attempts to tell you how much it will cost: http://mla.microsoft.com/
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Re: Why Windows 10 Sucks or Everything Wrong with Microsoft Windows
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2017, 05:54:17 AM »
I use Linux because I want to control my computer (rather than be subject to control by Microsoft or Apple). 

I can --

-- select the desktop interface I prefer
-- perform updates/upgrades when I want
-- have more privacy
-- protect my data via backups and recoveries in the manner I choose
-- etc.

Closed systems deny you flexibility because they control your use of the computer you bought.

I'm not anti-Windows or anti-Mac (though I wish more people understood the benefits of open systems). People who choose Windows or Mac have different selection criteria than I do. All operating systems have their strengths and weaknesses.

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Actually, Microsoft fixed Windows 10 just fine.....
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 07:20:01 PM »
Actually, Microsoft fixed Windows 10 just fine.....







It's part of a long, successful evolution of the Windows brand .....







Just kidding, Microsoft! I know you're big enough to take a joke.

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Re: Why Windows 10 Sucks or Everything Wrong with Microsoft Windows
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2017, 03:42:45 AM »
I saw that. Funny. *sigh*

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