Interesting reading from the Electronic Frontier Foundation: https://goo.gl/Z2OXwj. And YOU are still using Microsoft Windows??? Share this:Print & PDFTwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreEmailPrintRedditPocketTumblrPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related Edward Snowden Says Privacy is the Most Important Right Secret Service Warns of ‘Periscope’ Skimmers Categories: Software 1 reply › Ducklady September 17, 2016 • 6:04 am “And YOU are still using Microsoft Windows???” Sadly, yes. I’ve been using MS OS’s since MS DOS, but my experience with Win 10 has been so annoying I find myself casting about for a non-MS solution for my next computer. My biggest gripe is the constant resetting of my defaults and the endless bloatware that came with the OS. I have no desire to have MS’s stoopid “apps” in my list of programs. If I wanted that stuff I’d have downloaded it. To have it forced upon my, with no way to delete it… is over the line. As is not being able to be notified and decide which updates to install is also over the line. As are the many, many ways they’re intruding into my personal life. As is the nagging on my Win 7 machines, coupled with the fear they’ll override my wish to remain on that OS. And please, stop with the “you can roll it back.” I have other things to do with my time than undo someone else’s interference with my personal computer. I installed GWX Control Panel Monitor so I could sleep at night. My paying job requires software not supporting Win 10 (Intuit, another little greedfest). Since my big gripe is the lack of an ability to select and use my own defaults (Irfanview and other things I’ve been using happily since the Bronze Age) I’m thinking Apple might not be a good choice. I’m getting older and my memory isn’t the best now so embarking upon Linux might also not be a good choice, partly because I’m not looking for a learning curve and partly because I’ll bet most of the stuff I use won’t work on Linux. Mostly it’s the learning curve challenge, plus the fact I really just want a tool with which to work, not a new hobby. I could go on and on, but I’ll spare you. I have no idea what I’ll do when my Win 7 laptop gives up the ghost, I really don’t. I just know that MS has turned a happy, satisfied customer of 30+ years into an unhappy customer looking to dump the company. That in itself is an impressive feat, I suppose. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.