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    Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    This is a significant milestone for Microsoft's latest OS to reach before we hit 2016.
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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    I'm sure our governments will be happy with those figures given how leaky windows is with consumer data these days. Its hardly surprising it's installed on so many devices though given its a free upgrade for most folks !

    Oh and..
    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2015/12/30/microsoft-encryption-upload/1

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    I wonder how many of those 200 million did so willingly or knowingly?
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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    So despite Microsoft's underhanded tactics as shown in the first screenshot in the article its taken 3 months to gain an extra 90 million? Seems like a big drop in the number of installs from those first two months, although having read DemonHighwayman's linked article it's not surprising that adoption rates have more than halved from those heady early days.

    Makes me curious what Microsoft are going to do if people resoundingly reject Windows 10 despite all their pushing.

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    I have reverted to Windows 8.1 on my Acer tablet after updating to 10. For me on a tablet 8.1 is so much better.

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    It seriously boggles the mind how many people apparently have been lured into upgrading (and I use the term reluctantly) to Windows 10. I didn't think people were this non chalant with their privacy.

    I've read somewhere that: "When you're not paying for the product, you *are* the product." That always springs to mind when I'm thinking of Windows 10.

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    I didn't think people were this non chalant with their privacy.
    You're assuming they know about the privacy implications or even care, it's kind of frightening ain't it.

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    I didn't think people were this non chalant with their privacy.
    You're assuming they know about the privacy implications or even care, it's kind of frightening ain't it.
    To be honest, I am so careless of my privacy that I also use Google products - not Android of course, I have to draw the line somewhere

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    Well I do make up 4 of those numbers and couldn't be happier, just waiting for the update to be released for my phone

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    My father upgraded and didn't enjoy the experience and is now using Ubuntu on his previous, 8 year-old laptop. My brother upgraded unwittingly and regrets it.

    It is not used at my work despite there being 20 Surfaces and a similar number to 70" multi-touch PCs.

    None of my machines run it - desktop dual boots W8.1 (only used for gaming and Sky Go / BT Sport) and Arch Linux, laptop and server both solely run Arch.

    I intend to upgrade the desktop around Easter time but long term I can see Linux fulfilling all my personal needs. Steam/Vulkan/Wayland/GPU driver improvements will hopefully make it a viable gaming platform. Silverlight's days are numbered as a browser plugin and I hope to see Sky and BT follow Netflix's lead with a cross platform solution.

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    It's on my new laptop as it came with it (although I wiped it and installed enterprise while turning off all the data reporting crap) and to be fair it's pretty good.

    That being said it's not going near my main PC as trying it with that results in an iastor.sys BSOD and on reboot it wipes the raid array.
    Luckily a simple partition table rebuild sorted that.

    Sticking with Win 7 pro there.

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    upgraded and waiting on the DX12 games. No major complaints besides having to keep it from " phoning home".

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    Of the PCs i've done the win10 upgrade on, mine/family and friends alike it's been a overwhelmingly positive experience...

    The only two PCs causing an issue have been my own gaming PC (required a clean win7 install, the existing install errored out (with the wonderfully descriptive 'something happened' error)) And my brother's wife's core i3 Laptop, which lacked intel GPU drivers supporting openGL, which was a death sentence for a laptop used primarily for minecraft)

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    I still think it's hilarious that people will throw a wobbler over Windows 10 'stealing mah privacies', and as a dramatic middle finger to Microsoft... continue to use Windows 8 or Windows 7. Which the Microsoft they so vehemently mistrust couldn't possibly also have some degree of the control over the functioning thereof. No siree bob.

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    Re: Windows 10 installed on over 200 million devices, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by edzieba View Post
    I still think it's hilarious that people will throw a wobbler over Windows 10 'stealing mah privacies', and as a dramatic middle finger to Microsoft... continue to use Windows 8 or Windows 7. Which the Microsoft they so vehemently mistrust couldn't possibly also have some degree of the control over the functioning thereof. No siree bob.
    Windows 7's data gathering is worlds apart from 8 & 10's, for starters in 7 it's something like 3-4 telemetry gathering points that can all be opted out of, it doesn't default to collecting everything from what a user types, who they talk to, where they go, and a plethora of other data on people personal lives.

    Yes they can be opted out of but the problem is how Microsoft sets the defaults to the most pernicious settings, it is after all the default settings that count as it plays on human nature to unquestionable accept default settings, there's plenty of studies on how defaults affect decision making.

    To be frank I'm surprised so many people have installed Windows 10 when one would assume they know Microsoft's intentions are anything but benign, it seems to me that their sanctioning such an invasion of privacy, but that's my personal opinion and i dare say some people may strongly disagree with me.

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