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ilconsiglliere

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Windows 10: Five reasons to avoid Microsoft's flagship OS
« on: August 01, 2017, 09:13:03 AM »
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-five-reasons-to-avoid-microsofts-flagship-os/

Thanks Microshaft but I will stick with Apple and Ubuntu.

I went through an Apple hate phase but am over it. The alternative of Windows is much worse. Yes you pay the Apple tax but who needs this kind of nonsense.

I made the mistake of turning on automatic updates and it jammed up my pc. They can eat it.

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Re: Windows 10: Five reasons to avoid Microsoft's flagship OS
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 06:00:49 AM »
A relative of mine was happily running Windows 7 and it suddenly updated to Windows 10.

He was given no notice of this forced update.

The Windows 10 update failed because his hardware would not support it.  (You'd think a forced update would check this beforehand but it did not).

He lost 3 days from his business to fix this, and the rollback required him to re-install Office and much of his software.

Needless to say, he is very anti-Windows after that experience.

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Re: Windows 10: Five reasons to avoid Microsoft's flagship OS
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 09:52:39 AM »
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He was given no notice of this forced update. The Windows 10 update failed because his hardware would not support it.

Dang man, that's some real amateur hour stuff from Microsoft.

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Yes you pay the Apple tax but who needs this kind of nonsense.

Well this month I've gone from hating Apple and being Windows 10 curious to not wanting to have anything to do with Windows 10 and also finding Ubuntu really does install fairly painlessly and works fine for general computing stuff. (Once I went into BIOS, disabled the firmware security thing that only allows Windows to install, and configured the Boot Manager thingy to go in order 1. USB stick if present 2. Boot Manager if right key is pressed 3. Ubuntu otherwise, ie the normal default.) So I can do Windows if I need to, but for general stuff where I'm typing on code and documents and emails and internetting and maybe talking in the same room the computer is in I don't want to be running any of this Windows 10 stuff since obviously Enterprise edition is the only one that even has the technical possibility of being secure for privacy.

At work right now we mostly use terminals and old IBM mainframes, but there's also a lot of Windows NT. I noticed though in reading about HIPAA stuff today that if you are running an older unpatched OS to handle patient data, you can get massively fined (typically a million bucks) as that's negligence.