Originally Posted by Liranan
I already regret not installing that beta stage spyware so much I'm going to get an XBox Spy with a Kinect and an Amazon Spy Post.
Don't worry, I'm sure the Windows 8.1 build you are using is 100% spyware free - I mean you know all the backdoors and each service running inside and out right?
Originally Posted by delerious
I've got a few years to become more familiar with Linux until the updates to 7 end. For games I'll move to the playstation.
This one always gets me. Win2000 came out, "I'm going to linux"..... XP came out, "I'm going to linux"... Vista came out, "I'm going to linux".... Win 7 came out, "I'm going to linux"... Win 8/8.1 came out, "I'm going to linux"... Win 10 comes out,... I swear I'm going to learn linux, I swear!
Every. Single. Release.
Originally Posted by SpankyMcFlych
Nothing's free in this world... I don't know why I'm bothering to repeat this since it's obvious by this point that most people are perfectly content to sell themselves.
You don't use google at all than I take it? Nor do you have a smart phone I'd image?
I'm not saying I agree nor like the way technology (has predictably) gone. What I am sick of is people acting as Windows 10 is the devil and that none of their other often unfortunately more personal devices such as their phone are basically carry along tracking devices, with non removable cameras and microphones!
Originally Posted by tpi2007
You are framing it all wrong. People all over the world work with devices that they do not fully understand. Even you. It's a matter of trust between the user and the provider / maker of the device. The trust that Microsoft is eroding with every malware tactic that they employ to try to get their way.
Call me when you can say that you fully understand how the x86 CPU in your computer is working. You have some high-level notions, that's all. The same way you have no idea what kind of trickery goes on in a GPU driver to make a DX 11 game work well with two different supported GPU architectures.
The same thing with an OS. People know, for 20 years now, ever since Windows is a consumer OS (Windows 95), that Microsoft has never used the Windows Update mechanism to deliver, let alone automatically install a new version of Windows, let alone one which isn't the immediate successor (Windows 7 -> Windows 10). It isn't only historical knowledge because it never happened, it's also because it isn't supposed to.
Are you telling me that people are supposed to throw away that common sense and keep up with the news about Microsoft's marketshare decisions at every moment and know why their perfectly adequate for daily usage 2008 era Core 2 Duo / Quad with Windows Vista is having the normal updates applied as usual, whereas the husband / wife / son / daughter's computer from 2009 is having Windows 7 moved to Windows 10 automatically?
That Microsoft decided to push specific updates to Windows Update so that it could do something that it was never originally intended to do?
Of course, and I see what you are getting at. There is just a very big difference between knowing how to build and troubleshoot a computer vs building an actual processor. Much like there is a difference between changing oil & tires and rebuilding a motor part by part. I'm more perplexed that she had no alternative, no back up, no nothing. Hence my power supply failure comparison comment.Edited by SoloCamo - 6/30/16 at 7:44am