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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2015, 01:30:24 PM »
btw:
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/windows-10-automatically-grants-home-wi-fi-network-access-to-your-outlook-and-skype-contacts-072915.html

> I full expect MS to try some of the xbox subscription service type stuff. That's why this upgrade is free.

yep, waiting to see the real cost/expense show its head.

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2015, 01:48:28 PM »
>>cost/expense

Minor but annoying.  $10 to get rid of video ads on free solitaire.
http://news.yahoo.com/windows-10-free-solitaire-wants-123725945.html;_ylt=AwrC2Q5cKrpVGEcANyzQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--

I think I'll keep Win 7 on my bunker machine and upgrade to Linux when forced.

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2015, 04:33:29 PM »
Windows 10: The first 5 things you need to do immediately after you install it

http://bgr.com/2015/07/30/windows-10-upgrade-installation-settings/

Take a look at scheduling updates. The path is
Settings > Updates & Security > Windows Update >Advanced Options

While there,

> Choose how updates are delivered.
I turned off "Updates from more than one place" --hopefully forcing MS-only delivery.

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2015, 09:09:12 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2015, 11:02:19 PM »
They're Googlesque in their info gathering aren't they.

RE: contacts, they already have access to Twitter/FB contacts/account IDs when you email an @outlook or @hotmail account, you see them in the right pane.

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2015, 08:32:32 AM »
It's a bit like when the BBC make a big deal about redesigning their website, and you find out they've only changed the homepage. Dig a little deeper and there are some pages with five year old creative on them. Windows 10 feel like that; some thrown together hybrid of new and old.

Was Windows 8(.1) like this?

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2015, 11:03:10 AM »
> Googlesque

It's the only way they'll have the slightest chance of success with Bing.

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« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2015, 11:11:10 AM »
>Was Windows 8(.1) like this?

Yeah.  From the UI standpoint, it really didn't take many tweaks (the 8.1 UI fixes, boot to desktop, mainly) to make 8.1 like XP with some (useless, smartphone-ish) eyecandy.

>Bing

Yes, Bing is *really* embedded in this one.  Watch your logs.

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2015, 11:17:05 AM »

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2015, 12:08:44 PM »
Microsoft is using customers' bandwidth to deliver Windows updates

http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-is-using-customersbandwidth-to-deliver-windows-updates

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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2015, 04:31:51 PM »
Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

http://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/

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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2015, 03:56:27 PM »
I have all three PCs I use regularly on Windows 10 now. I've had no problems with drivers or older software (Winamp, Nero Burning ROM 8) running. I'm starting to think Windows 7 looks a bit antiquated now. If anything, Windows 10 runs a little faster for me.

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« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2015, 05:33:28 PM »
I bought a small ultrabook for client meetings, immediately upgraded to win10. After all driver updates this is a really nice machine:
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Acer-Aspire-R-13-R7-371T-59ZK-Signature-Edition-2-in-1-PC/productID.314143300

So I've played with Win10 a few days now and have to admit I'm impressed, I guess I still have that tattoo. Slick though, reminds me of moving to XP and 7. I'll be upgrading my other machines for sure.

Still maddening though that they have figured out to have an option to pop the virtual keyboard when you hit a text input using the touchscreen in desktop mode.