Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2018 20:12 UTC
Windows

Microsoft is once again tackling privacy concerns around Windows 10 today. The software giant is releasing a new test build of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders today that includes changes to the privacy controls for the operating system. While most privacy settings have been confined to a single screen with multiple options, Microsoft is testing a variety of ways that will soon change.

There have been some concerns that Windows 10 has a built-in “keylogger,” because the operating system uses typing data to improve autocompletion, next word prediction, and spelling correction. Microsoft’s upcoming spring update for Windows 10 will introduce a separate screen to enable improved inking and typing recognition, and allow users to opt-out of sending inking and typing data to Microsoft.

I doubt any of these changes will reassure people who refuse to use Windows because of privacy concerns.

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by darknexus on Wed 7th Mar 2018 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

No one in their right mind can persuade me that that amount of data is related to bug reporting unless Windows 10 is the buggiest bit of software ever written.

Well, if it's not the buggiest thing ever written, it's certainly up there.

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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by grat on Wed 7th Mar 2018 18:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

Well, if it's not the buggiest thing ever written, it's certainly up there.


For people who've actually *used* Windows 10, it's pretty damned solid, and as a rule, not too difficult to track down what's crashing on the rare occasions something starts misbehaving.

It's certainly less buggy than KDE (akonadi remains a disaster that requires frequent hand-holding).

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RE[5]: Comment by Drumhellar
by darknexus on Fri 9th Mar 2018 14:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I use it every weekday at work, but by all means, continue to be a jackass if it makes you feel superior.

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