It's like others saying "If you don't like W10, why don't you use W7???!!".Originally Posted by Jimbo45
I believe that at some point one have to update/upgrade to a more recent version because everything evoluates independantly, and one day an upgrade is necessary because things are not worling together anymore.
For example, I was running my old PC very fine with W98SE on it up to last year. I was very happy with it but it became increasingly difficult to navigate the internet, enjoye software updates and install new hardware.
If a company or an organisation chose to keep using 20 years old programs, without trying to find better, more modern replacements, IT'S THEIR FAULT!
Of course that they are running into trouble sooner or later, either with XP, W8 or W10...
Those who stay on W7 because they don't like W8 Modern style or because a 16 bit, W95 era software won't run anymore even in comp mode, will find themselves with an obsolete OS in a few years. It's not a solution.
So you have to keep up to date with things. You have no choice.
Just for enjoying your new 64 bit hardware you need to give up old softs!
Yes, that has been the main disapointment since XP and at every new build, this feeling worsens.Originally Posted by fredc
I think that there is a bit of paranoia about MS reads from your computer, upload your datas, doesn;t let you control your own machine etc...
I found that there was a slight (I say "slight") improvement on the control over the machine in W10 and that privacy concerns are exagerated.
The problem is more WHY do we feel like this?
It's more to do with increased security making us feel less secure and less empowered - if there are more locks in evidence, and we have to go through hoops to exit and enter our own space, we ourselves are less free.
It's strange how the additional OS security features (which are loudly trumpeted) go hand-in-hand with increased OS (and other) surveillance "features" (which are rarely mentioned).
A few years ago, you were considered to be a "nut job" if you believed that the "Acronym Agencies" were monitoring and collecting all of your communications. Any accusations against these groups resulted in official blanket denials.
The weird thing is that corporations and politicians now regularly complain that the public see them as corrupt, lying, self-serving scumbags.
Last edited by lehnerus2000; 19 Sep 2015 at 20:31. Reason: Title
How many people would even comprehend the full explanation of the internals contained in the update in the first place. Would you really want to second guess the MS developers? Are you that smart. If so, what is your operating system offering. Might want to try it. Maybe. Let me think about it. Thread closed.
I rarely read the descriptions before applying the maintenance, but I also never apply the maintenance as soon as it is released. (Even security patches.)
To all the naysayers, that say not everyone wants update information, I ask the simple question.
Given a choice of getting update information, or not getting update information, what would you chose?
I for one, say, yes indeed give me the information.