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post #11 of 114
Outa curiosity why does no one care about the tracking things like avg safescreen do thumbsupsmiley.png
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post #12 of 114
probobly cus I dont use it
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post #13 of 114
the quote is talking about app´s, so im guessing thats from the marketplace.
if that is correct, then the title is misleading

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qba to read source.
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ah the writer of the article does mean program, why not just use that word then... this isnt a smartphone
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oooh Microsoft how much I love you. You gave me one more reason to not buy your OS.

I'll just add this to my "Reasons not to buy windows 8 " list rolleyes.gif
    
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post #15 of 114
Even just having the option to collect this data goes beyond my comfort zone. Still waiting for Linux to get full support for the games I play, then it's over for Windows.
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post #16 of 114
Why should it matter what they see you install? Not like you are getting your stuff illegally.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post

No Seriously, if you can Disable it , thats atleast a Plus. But I wonder what the overall point to this is. What are they looking to achieve by knowing everything we install?
It's smartscreen. They don't care what you install, it's a feature of Windows 8 to help detect malware.

If Windows 8 (Microsoft) can't determine if an app is safe (by checking against the database they have of filenames and hashes) you get a smart-screen popup warning when you try to run it for the first time. That's basically it.

Media gloom and doom like usual.
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post

Even just having the option to collect this data goes beyond my comfort zone. Still waiting for Linux to get full support for the games I play, then it's over for Windows.
I hope you don't use a package manager... wink.gif
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post #18 of 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ulquiorra View Post

Why shouldnt you use it?
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Just installed deamon tools and there is nothing being sent still ... oh wow another giz fake article yay

Pretty ironic you choose Daemon tools, considering it has a bad rep of monitoring what .iso's you mount.

Doesn't W8 have native .iso mounting now anyway?

Personally I use WinCDEmu on my W7
Edited by .:hybrid:. - 8/24/12 at 2:23pm
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post #19 of 114
isn't this only for the Metro apps and not the tradition programs? Since the Metro part of Windows 8 is like Android and iOS
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post #20 of 114
The option is there to disable it. Not sure what else there is to even argue about. They give you an option.
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