Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Aug 2015 23:18 UTC
Windows This hit the news yesterday.

Microsoft released Windows 10 four weeks ago today, and now the company is providing a fresh update on its upgrade figures. 14 million machines had been upgraded to Windows 10 within 24 hours of the operating system release last month, and that figure has now risen to more than 75 million in just four weeks.

As somebody who uses Windows every day, and who upgraded to Windows 10 a few weeks before it was released, let me make a statement about all the positive Windows 10 reviews that not everyone is going to like. There are only two reasons Windows 10 is getting positive reviews. First, because it's free. This one's a given. Second, and more importantly: Windows 10 is getting positive reviews because none of the reviewers have forced themselves to use nothing but Metro applications.

Here's the cold and harsh truth as I see it: despite all the promises, Metro applications are still complete and utter garbage. Let me explain why.

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RE[5]: Spot on...
by jnemesh on Fri 28th Aug 2015 21:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Spot on..."
jnemesh
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He is not alone, and your tone is arrogant in the extreme.

The privacy issues are NOT minor, nor are the users bothered by this small in number. This is a SERIOUS concern, and Microsoft has stepped FAR over the line...in SEVERAL areas, with regards to how they are treating their users and their data!

Just because YOU are a sheep does not give you some kind of moral high ground to call others out for being concerned about these issues!

Oh, and configuring the settings, as you suggest, DOES NOT, I repeat, DOES NOT solve the problem! Even if you turn everything off, Windows 10 still continues to send data to MS servers!

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-tol...

Edited 2015-08-28 21:59 UTC

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