Originally Posted by OldGeek
Undermoose et al. A couple of sayings come to mind. "What's past is prologue" , and "He who forgets the past is doomed to relive it". Now what could that apply to? Windows ME? Windows Vista? Windows 8.0? I chuckle over your fanboy attitude as you completely ignore the fact that much of what I run has simply not been converted to Windows 10. But that is of no consequence to you, but it is to me.
Having used Windows since version 1.01 it is highly likely I know Microsoft better than you. And I don't really care if you are skilled in Windows 10 and have taken a solemn oath to Satya himself. None of your allegiance means a tinkers damn to me when the ONE application that keeps me tied to Windows is not ready for Windows 10. Don't care to debug an application that I have no control over.
Then there's the matter of privacy. It is just amazing to me how many hoops you must pass through to turn off the "telemetry". I have nothing to hide but whether I do or not, Microsoft has NO business looking at my business. This business model of Windows as a "service" is anything but what a large segment of those with an informed opinion desire The concept of privacy is all too fragile now and it worries me. Heck, China and Russia want to spy on our country, why shouldn't Microsoft spy on me? The crap they continue to pull with tricking you to install Windows 10 is reprehensible. In the 40 years I've been in the IT world I've never seen a reputable company pull such hijinks.
So back to my original question. Has anyone tried what I'm proposing using Windows 7? I'm looking for solutions, not lectures.
And for the record, I am converting to Linux for all my non-flightsim processing.
First off, I didn't delve into a comparison of all OS flavors, so your rant is misdirected, but that said I've got you beat on all accounts. Punch cards are my waking era into DP. I did skip Windows ME but used every other version. I adopted each as soon as they were released. I don't have time for beta, I'm not a developer.
As a suggestion, you can virtualize any OS flavor machine to run any application under Windows 10 you might have issues with, but I get that it's a stretch for some to go there. Hey my friend used to arrange his data by segment on his disk, he was a clipper programmer... I will admit, I don't go that deep into data management, I still remember the freak out when I ran Norton disk doctor and defragmented his clipper data LOL.
What you miss in your rant is the fact that a vendor manufactures the OS, and they become end of life, stop delivering new features (like UEFI raid), and the hold outs scratch their head and curse the maker for not doing more for their beloved OS of the day. Get real, nothing lasts forever, and we simply need to move forward. We're in a better position to do that today than ever. Virtualize it!
One's perspective on privacy is going to change, but for hold outs they can disable the intrusive stuff if they feel they must. Personally I love the interactive nature and feature rich desktop Windows 10 delivers. Cortana is a great tool and if you are isolationist enough to avoid it, go ahead, do that. There are of course other intrusive components, but I'd suggest staying off the Internet as a start.
I've been a Linux wanna be for years, but the market simply doesn't cater to it mass scale yet. It does for many IT tools, so as a corporate solution it's pretty good today.
Oh yes, I own a Windows 10 phone too. Best phone I've ever owned. I recently upgraded from a Nokia 1020 to a Lumia 950. They just announced the Surface Phone today too
Originally Posted by sygnus21
Dude we simply gave you a suggestion to your answer. If you don't want to follow it or feel it's beneath you, that's fine, that's your right. With that, we don't need a rant or to be told you know Windows better than us because you actually don't know what our skill set is.
And with that attitude, and your 40 years of IT experience why are you here???
And lastly... opinions are NOT facts.
Got that right.