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Topic/Postby Tormeron » 22 Dec 2015, 17:01

Gergel wrote:If you don't like Windows 10 gathering and transmitting telemetry data (who does, except those people in Microsoft who insisted on implementing it?)

'nough said...
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Topic/Postby Shevron » 22 Dec 2015, 17:08

No. Just got nothing to hide.
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Topic/Postby Tormeron » 22 Dec 2015, 17:29

Why do they need to know that?
They are a private company, why do they need to know what you are doing every day?
Tell me why they need to know all this stuff?


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Topic/Postby Shevron » 22 Dec 2015, 17:42

Not need to know what?

My browsing habits Google already knows?
My video habits YouTube (therefore Google again) already knows?
What games I play and how much time I spend on them? - the one that Steam already knows?

Don't get me wrong. I didn't install Windows 10 with spamming next. I turned off all data collection options, and went through them again after it was done installing, and made sure it doesn't share anything. I'm not gonna leave the door open and scream COME IN!

But I'm definitely not into the paranoia and getting all their panties in a bunch that some people got in with Windows 10.

It's a solid and stable OS, it serves me well, runs all my games, and hell I got it for free. I'm sure as hell not complaining.

And please don't mention Linux to me as an everyday OS.

Call me the day when Linux becomes an OS that runs out of the box, with ALL my hardware, without having to spend a week editing scripts, going though thousands of pages on forums just to get a silly thing working, and all the rest.

I spend all my day fixing people's IT crap. When I get home I want a computer that "just works", and Microsoft has given me that for the past 20 years very nicely, so kudos to them.

If I get to share some browsing habit data along the way, then so be it - it's a small price to pay when you have nothing to hide.
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Topic/Postby Gergel » 22 Dec 2015, 18:27

Eh. If I can use a simple free program to turn off the telemetry stuff - what do I have to lose? And if it for some reason doesn't work, or doesn't block all the telemetry, or it stops working after I install a new build - oh well. I'm certainly not going to stop using Win10. Hell, I've been running the bleeding edge prerelease builds ever since the very first preview came out.
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