[–] WagonBurner 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

If I didn't know better, but I do. Microsoft behaves exactly like a federal government agency.

[–] 9-11 5 points 1 points (+6|-5) ago 

You aren't any more shielded from "the gubmint" on apple, android or linux

[–] 1moar 3 points 4 points (+7|-3) ago 

Don't know why the dv, you're exactly right.

I would bet my left nut on every. single. device being backdoored in one way or another. Routers (Cisco, et al), processors, etc. Hell, I'd bet both of them.

[–] MediumBlargh 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Depends on exactly what you're doing. If you're doing something on the internet, you're more or less right. If you're not, well, you need to make sure you're not.

[–] skidmark-steve 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

"users should spring for Windows 10 pro instead of home."

How 'bout "no". I'm not paying extra to get functionality that used to come as part of the base Windows product; I'm smarter than that. I'll stick to running Debian on all Internet facing machines and only run Windows in an offline environment when I want to run some legacy Win32 software.

[–] Medjay 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Pro doesn't stop this forced update. I had to get creator's to continue to get security updates, load of shit.

[–] i_scream_trucks 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Lol @ spring for it.

I have pro.

I didnt pay a fucking cent for it.

And yes. Its fully activated. Thankyou internets.

[–] B3bomber 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If that's the case just go get a LTSB version (only Enterprise).

[–] BrokenCompass 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 



ohh boy

[–] TremorAcePV 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm not paying

Personally, I just stopped there.

[–] Urist_Joyce 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

GNU/Linux is the way lads. Or Gentoo if you're brave enough.

[–] Baichu 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Going Linux today!!

[–] FortniteBlitzkrieg 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Unlike some of microsoft's cocksuckers in this thread, I bet you will find it extremely liberating.

I'm only upset that I didn't switch sooner.

[–] Jpaul199 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Go for Linux Mint if you're used to Windows. It'll ease the transition on the surface so you can comfortably get familiar with how Linux behaves.

[–] BrokenCompass 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You will find that it is easier to use that windows ;) GL!

[–] thunder-ltu 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This guy knows

[–] classy_nigger 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Or Gentoo if you're insane enough.

You might as well go LFS at that point.

[–] FortniteBlitzkrieg 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Do you even emerge? What a ridiculous statement.

[–] Medjay 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Or Chrome OS. Really though, the only reason these updates are annoying is because we got used to how Windows was, and was in the middle of doing a lot of things that would be a bigger pain on other OS's. So it's kind of a shitty situation.

[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Chrome OS rolls out updates all the time. Chrome is shit for development t now since they force https for local dev work. But muh same system crap — well shit that’s what vagrant or vm like virtual box is for! Fucking NoCal faggets!

[–] burns29 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

It is no longer and "Operating System" it is an "Operating Service".

[–] totes_magotes 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

It's a fucking virus.

[–] Scrooblemeyer 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Win10 is a virus disguised & sold as an operating system.

[–] DaJahn 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Or WaaS

[–] kr1t1kl 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Windows 7 til I die.

[–] MrEvilPirate 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Totally agree. Need a solution for about 4k blu ray HDR playback...

[–] Mortifera 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I rarely use it but doesn't PowerDVD support that? If not, check out FabPlayer. It's on sale right now too.

[–] Tsilent_Tsunami 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Mac OS since '84, and probably likewise. I mean, I can see how some can choose to use the low end OS for the games (I had XP for a bit, and it kept being swarmed with diseases), but users seem more and more to be on the "receiving end".

[–] kr1t1kl 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

7 is very stable, disease free. In my mind, Windows development was finished at that point, but they needed to do something to keep making money, and that's why it got radical.

[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ahh, IIc//IIe days!

Not really Mac OS back then though. Load Apple Dos and run Games off dual floppy drives :) shit was bitchin in a way back then.

7.4 - 8.1 was pure shit. Crash and crash and crash.

Then some really love came :) OSX beta!

[–] Water 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

There are only two options when computing. The user controls the program or the program controls the uer.

[–] albatrosv15 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago 

Uer uer!

[–] Reverse-Flash 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

Uer funny.

[–] Synxsynxsynx 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

I've said it time and time again.

Microsoft windows is an enterprise operating system designed SPECIFICALLY for being managed remotely.

If you aren't part of one of those enterprise domains.. Who's managing your computer?

[–] 1moar 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Majority of users won't/can't grasp this, sadly.

[–] stradian 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

If it feels to unfair to pay for the privelege and not the ownership of your computer, now is the time to jump into other operating systems. You are not a subscriber to your own stuff.

[–] 0110001111 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Technically you also don't "own" your content either. Windows Defender deletes anything it believe to be against it, and anything uploaded to OneDrive,etc are the property of the respective company. Essentially, the goal is to make people pay to access their own content, and then pay again to access the OS, and then pay some more for the basic features

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