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originally posted by: paxnatus
a reply to: apoc36
What makes you think Windows 10 will be any different than Chrome and their ability to listen to every conversation you have had and repeat aloud all of your browser searches and those conversations whenever it chooses....That is exactly what was downloaded onto all your electronics if you have installed Chrome and ever used voice search....Oh yes I forgot to say Google announced because you at some point uttered the words "ok google" you gave them permission to do so.....
And its still out there....being discussed here as a matter of fact......
originally posted by: BrianFlanders
Since hearing about W10 I've really been trying more than before to try to start migrating to some form of Linux. It used to be more of a novelty for me to play around with when I really wanted to torture myself and possibly render my PC unusable. It's pretty sad to say that the day may be approaching when we might need to depend on Linux to entirely replace Windows.
I have never liked the way Linux works or the way things are handled by the people who maintain it. They simply don't care about people who are not complete geeks and it doesn't bother them at all if you have to pay for an OS simply because you are not savvy enough to use their free OS. Even the distros that are designed for beginners are nothing to play around with. If you have Windows installed on your PC and you don't know exactly what you're doing you'd better take the cover off and simply disconnect the drive with Windows on it before you even try to run Linux.
All that said, again, I'm trying to acclimate myself to it and I'm hoping they will eventually decide that being a real alternative to Windows is more important than being so different just installing it is torture.
originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
This provides a stark lesson in the damaging effects of MARKET MONOPOLIES. All of the major computer makers bundle their PCs with Windows - whether you want Windows or not. Order a PC and tell them you want Linux installed, and they'll still charge you for Windows - then charge you to uninstall it and install another OS. (reference: Bundling of Microsoft Windows)
Worse, is that Linux must now pass a Microsoft-approved program before it can be installed as an alternate boot OS;
Microsoft tightens Windows 10's Secure Boot screws: Where does that leave Linux?
Linu x’s worst-case scenario: Windows 10 makes Secure Boot mandatory, locks out other operating systems
I think the point is long past that people dump Microsoft - and Google - for good.
originally posted by: apoc36
a reply to: paxnatus
Windows 10 is created by Microsoft. Google really has nothing to do with it. Microsoft also controls cortana .You can easily turn it off if you do not want that feature. I understand that you may think it can still collect all your data and keep learning. But trust me if you turn if off its off. There is plenty of techies out there that will make sure our windows software cannot and will not do what we don't want it to. If Microsoft would try to pull one over on us. It would be found out the very first week windows 10 is released and there would be huge law suits. Techies and hackers will go thru windows 10 with a fine tooth comb.
You dont have to worry.
originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: paxnatus
Mine will keep bugging me with a short phrase: "Sir, do you require more T&A sites to be pulled from the internet for your pleasure today?"
originally posted by: pirhanna
I think the concept of "pre-crime" put into practice is only 15 years out, assuming the ruling elite dont nuke us all into oblivion first. The first stes toward that reality are all being put into place from computing to currwnt police tactics and drones.
We will be arrested for crimes we havent committed because the AI says we will do them.
Okay so that's great! How helpful, thank you Google!!
The "Mega Lords" at Google do!
Master Switch Google is going to be able to say
but what happens when that assistant learns more than you do? Think about that a moment....Your assistant now has your personality traits but has the brain of a computer.....It is learning everything about you and the added benefit of computing information at warp speed! And face it, a humans brain is no match for a compute