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If they're getting ad money from the data, why won't they disable all the botnet stuff it you buy an OEM or retail copy?

More money.
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The logical step would be to KEEP your old Windows 7 install because it doesn't provide ANY mobile phone fallacy, so enjoyed by the young these days.


Main reason why we oldies still have our PC's running XP, Win2000, Win 7 is because they are all from an era when mobile phone connectivity played no part in operation at all. So instead of being worried that your being spied upon hang onto your older system installs and enjoy a little more privacy, for that little bit longer.


The only ones pushing Windows 10 is the massive Propaganda Machine from Redmond, mainly because they have Billions of Dollars to toss away and they get every cent back from tax refunds, in promoting their latest P.O.S. devil-smiley-019.gif

So, you "oldies" would rather be using XP and Windows 2000, both of which have more holes in them than anything Microsoft even came out with in their recent OS's? The ironic part of that logic is that those older operating systems are significantly less secure than more recent operating systems, and instead of just MS/Government taking your data, you have random people that are taking your data for significantly more nefarious actions.

Oh, and you'd be pleased to know that even Windows 7 has a nice gaping hole in it, just like Windows 8/8.1/10, which is something that Lenovo has taken advantage of recently with their systems. Known as the Windows Platform Binary Table.

So, if you want the miniscule idea of privacy in this day and age, then maybe go with a random obscure Linux distro, one of which doesn't have privacy interfering TOS's of using it (because ironically enough, the popular Linux distros have that in their TOS). And enjoy more targeted invasions of your privacy. Because if there is one thing that people who like to invade your privacy like more than anything, is a challenge. Security through obscurity isn't good security.

Or go learn and program your OS, which most likely won't be compatible with anything except what you create for it.




Or just live in the dark ages without any technology because you are so unbelievable paranoid and are too lazy to take the time to shore up your network security. Which isn't hard at all to do.

Change happens. Get over it.

The point is the older OSes are safer than Win 10.

Yes, change happens but that doesn't mean it's always good. And if isn't good, I'm NOT going to "get over it". "Getting over it" (i.e. apathetic acquiescence) by sheeple is why so many of our freedoms, including a reasonable expectation of privacy, have been abrogated.
     
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The point is the older OSes are safer than Win 10.

Yes, change happens but that doesn't mean it's always good. And if isn't good, I'm NOT going to "get over it". "Getting over it" (i.e. apathetic acquiescence) by sheeple is why so many of our freedoms, including a reasonable expectation of privacy, have been abrogated.

It feels safer to you.
For the vast majority of people the inverse is true because of long un-patched security holes.


You could "get over it" by leaving the MS platform, just saying.
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The point is the older OSes are safer than Win 10.

Yes, change happens but that doesn't mean it's always good. And if isn't good, I'm NOT going to "get over it". "Getting over it" (i.e. apathetic acquiescence) by sheeple is why so many of our freedoms, including a reasonable expectation of privacy, have been abrogated.

It feels safer to you.
For the vast majority of people the inverse is true because of long un-patched security holes.


You could "get over it" by leaving the MS platform, just saying.

That is one of the options I have considered if MS doesn't clean up its act by 1/14/2020. Just saying.
     
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Lol you just have to love the 'don't use windows then' attitude.
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Lol you just have to love the 'don't use windows then' attitude.

Its not like they have a massive stranglehold on much anymore.

Oh, I have legacy apps, let me setup a virtualized XP environment to run them. That is pretty much all MS has left.
This is actually what MANY businesses do now.
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