Intermission: Windows 10 Edition

I will be sticking with Windows 7 for a few more years. By then most of the software I use will be outdated compared to the opensource alternatives that I can install on Linux. Might try that good old cinnamon challenge again, this time without the fear of a corrupted boot sector... every friggin time, no joke...

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DAMMIT LINUX!!! WHY WON'T YOU LET ME FREAKING DUAL BOOT. WHY IS GRUB SUCH A BUGGY SHIT THAT IT GRADUALLY DEGENERATES UNTIL IT CANNOT BOOT ANYTHING AND THEN HIDES ON ONE OF MY HARDDRIVES IN SUCH A WAY THAT I CANNOT SEE IT BUT IT SCREWS WITH WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER AND CORRUPTS IT BEYOND RECOVERY SO THAT I NEED TO REINSTALL WINDOWS AS I ISOLATE SAID SLIMY GRUB AND FORMAT IT OUT OF EXISTENCE!!!

Ahem, very good.

Yeah, this is why I was not eager to upgrade to Windows 10.

I was eager to jump on the bandwagon, but I'll wait. Both to see what the general reaction is and to ensure I'm not getting a lemon on my laptop and to wait for everyone to finish downloading so that I can do so easily

Loved this little edition of Erin dies alone, funny little instalment.

Honestly, I wouldn't call W10 a lemon, but how it handles it's upgrade is pretty bad.

I have to say though, I'm pretty hungry, because my morning routing of flip the power, boot the PC, and make breakfast was interrupted when I went to grab a shirt and saw that it was already awaiting my password. I'm also shirtless.

Yeah who hasn't been there before...

"Behold! The dark god has been reborn! All life shall end! MwaAHAHAHAHAHAHA...why is the hero just standing there?"

"Don't mind me; I've been holding it in for the past two hours because the save system in this game sucks" Leaves for 20 min

Grey, no! Don't drink the Windows flavored cool-aid! D:

In all seriousness, can't say I'd recommend 'upgrading' to Windows 10, and you guys probably won't be too inclined either once you find out about their new privacy policy. It's like something lifted straight outta 1984.

I actually just made a post about it in another thread, if anyone is intrigued...

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.880367-Poll-Windows-10-thoughts#22160976

Or if you wanna skip straight to the good stuff, have at it:

The source: https://edri.org/microsofts-new-small-print-how-your-personal-data-abused/

Also: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/3f059t/with_all_the_w10_hype_a_privacy_policy_change/

BeerTent:
Honestly, I wouldn't call W10 a lemon

From what I've found out, 10 might just be the most sour lemon Microsoft has yet to release.

Saulkar:
I will be sticking with Windows 7 for a few more years. By then most of the software I use will be outdated compared to the opensource alternatives that I can install on Linux.

canadamus_prime:
Yeah, this is why I was not eager to upgrade to Windows 10.

Renegade-pizza:
I was eager to jump on the bandwagon, but I'll wait. Both to see what the general reaction is and to ensure I'm not getting a lemon

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Damn... it's that time already!

I might wait until Sep when I have a stable internet connection again...

Pause during a cutscene? That doesn't seem right.

As for the Win10, I'll hold off for a few months until most of the issues have been ironed out.

I hate it when that happens. I feel like peeing right during the climax of a movie, TV episode, or video game and I need to find JUST the right point to pause it.

As for upgrading to Windows 10, I'll wait. I've had that little notice to upgrade sitting in the lower right corner of the screen on my Windows 7 running, 4-year-old laptop, so I'm thinking of replacing that for my birthday next month. Feels like a waste to only have W10 on this machine for only a month.

Reminds me of this one moment in Code MENT for some reason:

Other than that, the acting of going to the bathroom and/or eating something have been some of the potential obstacles that could interrupt a never-ending gaming session... Sure, they can be taken care of beforehand, but still...

Mr.Savage:
[On privacy...]

Honestly... This is a hard topic to talk about.

I was like you. I wanted to be Mr.Nobody. The guy that can just disappear and live a life where nobody really knows what's going on with me. Where they don't collect usable data on my habits, and targeted advertising doesn't know what to do with me. (After the bird seed trick, it still doesn't know. Autoclickers, yeah.)

The world is shifting, and it's changing. And it's gotten to the point where stepping outside means you're being watched by three different cameras at all times. (Thanks, US, Thanks, UK...) Where I work? You can't do anything, without being on camera on HHB property. There's one section that's uncovered, and we patrol it heavily. Sure that's public space... But think about your habits.

I have Steam. Who collects data. I have a points card, which collects data. I have a few Google accounts, which I understand is not private at all. I'm on Duolingo, which collects data on me. I have an EA account, a twitch account, and a Sony account. Three of my passwords are floating around on the internet right now. I have a phone, so more personal information is compromised. I have a bank account. If a credit union collects data on me, you can bet the big banks will too. Not all of these cases are so... Liberal with the information they gather, but really, with the terrible state of security these days, it's really no different that the new security policy MS has. (However, they're mainly doing it this time to build Cortana, which IMO is just as useless as Now and Siri) They're just stating that they're doing what we already knew they were doing since Vista. Bear in mind, every time you hear about an attack, It really just means that the attackers have been vocal. I'm willing to bet that there are numerous cases where the hackers don't overstep their bounds.

I'm not on Facebook, but I can access it. People willingly put up information on that all the time. Security settings be damned, Facebook was never designed to be secure. When we went in for our work-term, a man we never met before came to my SO, who still had a FB account and rattled off her name, age, and that she came from a small town nearby. Her settings were set to be secure, and although this individual was a peace-officer, he didn't have the right to subpoena that information. He didn't need to, it was all freely available just like it is on LinkedIn and I don't have faith in the big facebook-like social media website I DO use. I have a different name, but I've still got the same face, and if certain, less open minded individuals saw me on there, my livelihood could be forever ruined.

I get what you want, and I encourage you to be active about it. I want to see if people will actually stand up and do something because you're right about this. To find people willing to fight alongside you in real life. This stuff we're doing on the internet? It's an echo chamber. It doesn't leave the room, and it doesn't get to the people it needs to get to. It sucks, but... The reality is that privacy is an antiquated term.

Yeah, I dunno about anyone else's experience, but my father just tried to upgrade to windows ten and for the whole day I have heard nothing but anger from the living room.

First it wouldn't download, then it crashed and had to re-download, and then it had to install which took forever, and finally when it was ready his graphics card shut off, screens stopped working, his serial code wouldn't be accepted and also apparently Cortana doesn't speak 'Stralian.

I'll continue using Windows 8 spoofed to look like Windows 7.

I upgraded yesterday, and I haven't had any issues....am I just lucky?

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you back up a system image before upgrading your OS. I myself ran the upgrade, had no problems at all and am loving Windows 10.

So I've been out of the loop with Windows due to having a fucking mac. I know Windows 7 was decent and Windows 8 was babey's first operating system and Windows 9 didn't happen for arbitrary reasons, so how is Windows 10?

Fr33Lanc3r.007:
I upgraded yesterday, and I haven't had any issues....am I just lucky?

The only issue I had was that weird nvidia driver issue that got fixed within hours of launch. Other than that, smooth sailing.

I've especially enjoyed the voice features. I can keep my desktop super clean and just have Cortana open up pretty much everything I need. World of Warships? Just ask Cortana to open it and bam, World of Warships is open. Need to check maps? Just ask and maps are opened for you. I'm really enjoying the ability to multitask with Windows 10 due to Cortana. Set appointments while browsing the web? Check. Open email while I'm typing this post without having to do anything other than say words? Awesome.

Now if only I had an Echo for downstairs I'd almost never have to type anything.

Related note, the voice recognition software isn't half bad dependin on your accent. There's a submenu you can go through that makes it more easily recognize your voice and how you say certain words that I've found particularly handy. Not sure how it works for heavily accented voices, but for my SoCal accent it works wonders.

 

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