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[–] Scine 6 points 79 points (+85|-6) ago 

Linux. Seriously. It's time for people to stop with this kind of bullshit, and face real consequences.

I'd be VERY curious how this stands in the face of laws like HIPPA.

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[–] psioniq 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

I see this thrown around a lot. And while I agree that we should all move to an open source OS - it is not as easy or simple as it sounds.

Sure, if all you do is spreadsheets and youtube - by all means, move to Linux. But some of us are _very dependent on the MS platform to do our work.

There are alternative applications on Linux, yes - but if you ever did any serious work on a pc, you know how much of a pain in the ass it is to switch applications after a 10+ year workflow.

I feel like I'm being held ransom at the moment :(

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[–] Scine 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

That's because you ARE being held at ransom. There's a whole lot of applications out there that can do the work that you do (for the most part), it just might take a bit of research, or finagling to get working.

Your privacy is crucial, and if you're using programs that gather information about people such as healthcare offices, I could easily see this being a major lawsuit/fight.

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[–] Upvoats_McGoats 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I've been impressed with my testing of Zorin OS and Linux Mint as Windows alternatives. You'll need a Windows boot for games still but other than that you'd not have that hard of a time.

but if you ever did any serious work on a pc

Like what?

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

but if you ever did any serious work on a pc

If you are developing applications for Windows, or gaming, then yes. However, for everything else, its just as easy on Linux after you get used to the ecosystem.

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[–] Kaizervonmaanen ago 

At some point, criminals are going to find out how to hack Microsoft and access your information. They could use your credit card or blackmail you with your porn habits or search habits. Maybe you looked at Documentaries or wiki articles about serial killers or something and they could list all the times you did that and scare your wife and present you like some creep. She might check search history and see that it is correct. Or whatever people might do for lulz and profit.

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[–] Chance 1 point 33 points (+34|-1) ago 

So true. You can only "remove/disable" this shit for so long before MS just keeps trying to force it down your throat and eventually nabs you. It's a downhill fight; at best you can use Win7 for another 5 years or so before it begins to become depreciated.

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[–] Scine 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Exactly. I think the problem is that sooner or later, Microsoft will win if you want to use their OS. If you want to punish them, then stop using their OS. The problem is that there are a lot of programs that simply don't run on anything else. Honestly, if Linux had something similar to Active Directory, and would run all my games at home, I'd be off Windows in 2 seconds.

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

deprecated. Depreciated is what's happening on a daily basis.

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

It's been documented that the telemetry is hard coded in the OS, it bypasses the hosts file and can even bypass intervention at the router. So even if you explicitly tell the OS you don't want to share your data, it doesn't care and does so anyway. I can't even understand how this is legal?

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

Yeah, I really love the audacity of the people claiming "But I unclicked the issue!"

Fuck no you didn't, you're still running tainted code on your system.

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

I'll switch the day Adobe suite gets ported to Linux.

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[–] bilog78 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'll switch the day Adobe suite gets ported to Linux.

Pester them to do it. They're not magically going to consider it unless people let them know.

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

Excellent question! Do you suppose that's ever a possibility? If they run on a Mac, you'd think it wouldn't be too terribly difficult to run it on Linux.

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

In how many fields is Adobe software the industry standard, or an essential among several rivals?

edit. Actually software in general, that only runs on windows and osx.

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

So far Microsoft has avoided answering any questions about Win10 and HIPPA.

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[–] guppy-warrior 0 points 50 points (+50|-0) ago 

I wasn't happy with Windows 10.. but I had 7..so no worries.. Fuck this shit.

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[–] 654456 1 point 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Or move to Linux.

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

Won't you still have to upgrade to a new version of Windows four years from now?

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

Just turn off automatic updates.

If it is the Windows 10 ¨ro, you can only delay updates for 7 days if you keep your computer running. The moment you power off the updates gets installed.

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

Linux mint. I just got started with it and I'm not looking back. You can always keep windows on a separate drive or partition if you are a hardcore gamer.

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

I checked and none of those updates are installed on my system, they were in the queue as optional updates but they didn't install automatically.

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

Two installed on mine. .. 2 didn't... no idea how auto updates were turned on...

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[–] Aginor [S] 1 point 20 points (+21|-1) ago 

Just in case you were unhappy that Windows used to be too privacy focused

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Honestly, these notices are great, but we need to start telling friends. Post that video with Microsoft phoning home when you open photos to Facebook. Or text it to friends or something. We need people outside Voat to see this stuff.

As for me, XP in a VM for when I need software there, or maybe an unupdated 7 with snapshots.

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

One would need a Facebook to post to Facebook, right? Because I don't have one, hence I can't post to Facebook.

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[–] tomlinas ago 

Um, if you're using facebook you already sold every single scrap of privacy you had to the internet. Who cares at that point?

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[–] BillMeeks ago 

Facebook isn't your operating system.

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 ago 

I guess you didn't see my above post, it was a reply to someone else. I don't have a Facebook, hence my asking others to post said link.

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

What I'm telling people is to set updates to download and notify before installing and to right-click/hide anything that isn't a security update.

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[–] ninjai ago 

For the update notification I just did the Gwx registry key thing and I never saw it again

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[–] ao 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

"Duct tape on a sinking ship"
Copyright (c) 2015 moliver <https://voat.co/v/technology/comments/465013/2164427>

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

I thought windows updates were supposed to help PROTECT privacy.

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

They were supposed to bring balance to the Windows!

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

Jumping to Linux isn't all too hard, I just did as a result of this Windows hub bub, used it as an excuse to finally get into Linux, which I've been neglecting for quite a while.

Currently typing this from Arch Linux, which I set up earlier this week, just yesterday I reformatted and partitioned my two hard drives I used for all my storage, so now I have an SSD with Windows, an SSD with Linux, a hard drive for Windows, and a hard drive for Linux and use by any non-Windows only files.

All it is is some extra work to put in, a few hours from your your week, and it can be done much more easily than what I've done. And the end result is some education, and freedom from Windows' snooping.

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[–] Aginor [S] ago 

Arch++

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

I see far more domestic spying in the future.

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[–] lasercow ago 

we all do

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