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  1. Joined : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64
       22 Dec 2015 #21

    Kari said: View Post
    An excellent post, worth not only two cents but quite a substantial amount of dollars
    Oh thanks! Shall I forward my PayPal address then? Love ya Kari!!!
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
    Posts : 413
    7 and 10 on various machines
       22 Dec 2015 #22

    Email is like sending a postcard in the mail, as opposed to a letter in a sealed envelope. When an email is sent to someone, it travels with many "hops" to its ultimate destination (from tens to hundreds of hops). These hops are servers when the message stops and is then directed on. All these servers are managed by people. All these "server management people" have access to everything on their servers. Do they access everything? No. Can they? Yes.
    Thanks for sharing the wisdom simrick I have an answer that comes fairly close to what I asked in the first instance. I can see where you are coming from and I suppose as I think I mentioned earlier (or somewhere else) that anything is "seeable".

    In hindsight I should have just accepted that this is how it is going to be from now on I just feel some of my rights have been taken away insomuch as what I choose to use on my machines.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64
       22 Dec 2015 #23

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Thanks for sharing the wisdom simrick I have an answer that comes fairly close to what I asked in the first instance. I can see where you are coming from and I suppose as I think I mentioned earlier (or somewhere else) that anything is "seeable".

    In hindsight I should have just accepted that this is how it is going to be from now on I just feel some of my rights have been taken away insomuch as what I choose to use on my machines.
    Yes, you're welcome. So are you as worried about your browser habits as your email? Because many people can be personally identified just by their browsing habits. And this would be a problem, no matter what operating system you use.

    Panopticlick

    You can read more about it here:
    How much information can websites get about your browser/PC? - Super User

    I also have to mention one thing: I recently saw an article entitled "Windows shares your files with the internet". Really? Not! Yes, there's an option for a type of P2P sharing of Windows Updates. Can you disable it? Yes. Are they your files? No.

    Honestly, I would be more worried about all the information other places have on me and their servers being hacked, like my bank, my doctor, the government, etc., all of which I have no control over. Even people who don't own a computer, tablet or smart phone and have never used the internet, have their information breached by hackers all the time, because of all these entities that keep our information on their insecure servers.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,788
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       22 Dec 2015 #24

    John, when reading up on this subject, I realized that, for the most part, it is not that I have less privacy now than I did before, it's that I never had as much privacy as I once thought I did.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
    Posts : 413
    7 and 10 on various machines
       22 Dec 2015 #25

    Thank you again simrick and Steve perhaps I have been a tad overly sensitive or even paranoid. Again I suppose I have to accept that anything I or anyone else does on the net is fair game to the unscrupulous.

    Now the short time I had the 10 upgrade on the desktop again I suppose I didn't have enough time to get used to the GUI which I really found not as easy and simple as the 7 version. Anyway I shall be staying with 7 until it is unsupported - a shame because it has all of the simple qualities about it - still not keen on the app panel look.
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  6. Joined : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64
       22 Dec 2015 #26

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Thank you again simrick and Steve perhaps I have been a tad overly sensitive or even paranoid. Again I suppose I have to accept that anything I or anyone else does on the net is fair game to the unscrupulous.

    Now the short time I had the 10 upgrade on the desktop again I suppose I didn't have enough time to get used to the GUI which I really found not as easy and simple as the 7 version. Anyway I shall be staying with 7 until it is unsupported - a shame because it has all of the simple qualities about it - still not keen on the app panel look.
    Classic Shell (free) on W10 will give you the "W7-style" start button+application listings/search function. Some people prefer that, and I don't blame them either!
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
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    7 and 10 on various machines
       22 Dec 2015 #27

    Seems like I have a bit of catching up to do before I go back to using 10 though the 7 style is a real nice option - I used that while I ran 8 for a while.
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  8. Joined : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64
       22 Dec 2015 #28

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Seems like I have a bit of catching up to do before I go back to using 10 though the 7 style is a real nice option - I used that while I ran 8 for a while.
    Oh yeah - every computer I set up for anyone with W8 had to have Classic Shell on it, because no one could find their way around otherwise!
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,788
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       22 Dec 2015 #29

    John, if it is any encouragement, I was the same way about finding my way around in 10. But, I had to make myself use it because it was something I needed to do. I've been using 10 exclusively for several months now. I also have 7 installed. When I go back to 7 now, I have to think about what I am doing in 7. Kind of the way I was when I first started with 10. If you want to use 10, just make yourself use it and find your way around for a while. It isn't that different than 7 as far as file and folder structure. And you still have the start menu and the all apps, just like in 7. I just thought it may be a lot harder to learn once 7 runs out of support. Who knows how 10 will look by then?
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
    Posts : 413
    7 and 10 on various machines
       22 Dec 2015 #30

    Ok Steve am in the market for a new travel laptop and what I think I might do is set one drive up as 7 and swap out drive for 10 and as always words of wisdom from you re it being harder to learn later on
    By that I mean I shall buy the machine with 7 clone it and use the second drive for an upgrade to 10 I know that means swapping whenever I wanted to use either but it isn't such a big deal if I can find a good laptop for starters as I have been looking at the i7 5th gen 14nm CPU's in them. I really don't like messing with dual boots on past experience.

    Thanks also to simrick you have also made my mind a little easier - I am a fairly private person at heart and it did look to me I would be making a mistake by going with 10.
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