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  1. Hi all, long time no see. Anything new regarding Windows 10? I was a bit busy. By the way: Free speech is truly dead. I posted a criticism about a popular video game in a VG forum - post got deleted. I posted it then on reddit, post was made "invisible". A frigging video game! It wasn't even a new one. Amazing how many techniques to censor are available by the way: Shadow banning and the like.
  2. Is that picture for real? Smilies?
  3. Three months ago. About the notebooks: Do Intel core i-6000 CPUs work without a fuss with Windows 8.1, still? I remember Microsoft's fear mongering that they would stop support for newer processors on 7 and 8. I am a bit out of the loop, because the last months I haven't dabbled in all this at all.
  4. So, after a long hiatus, I am back. Missed something important? By the way, need some advice: What new notebook model works with Windows 8.1 without any fuss? Price range is mid tier.
  5. Very fitting though. Ninjas were spies, saboteurs and murderers. Windows 10 spies on you, sabotages your settings and killed the Windows franchise.
  6. I don't know.. Enterprise might be safe, but so was Pro until recently. Who would have thought they would remove group policy settings there to force ads with an forced update?! So anything goes now. Microsoft behaves literally like a villain. I would stay away from Windows 10. It's just too much of an liability. The forced change to the group policy settings was the final evidence. There's just about nothing they stop at. Even I didn't think they would go THIS far. I guess their telemetry showed that more than enough people used gpedit to stop their crap, that's why they have done this. If users find a way to circumvent that, they will patch something in to circumvent the users again. Too crazy of an OS to use.
  7. Woah. And this (together with unkillable Cortana) is coming AFTER the terror of GWX comes to an end, and despite Windows 10 not reaching it's one billion goal. Imagine that! One would think they would go this ultra-agressive after reaching their goals at least and having everyone in the basket - but they are moving into full cyber-bully activity now. Imagine their behavior if they will really reach the one-billion goal! Holy heck! This will be literal cyber-terrorism on the users. You just have to avoid Windows 10. There is no any other way around it. The signs are clear.
  8. W10 is the malware in this case. Just like ransomware encrypting files. It’s amazing that this piece of s*** OS called Windows 10 will apparenty cost real money in every case in August. It must be the first time adware costing real substantial money. All this crap would only be bearable if this POS would be completely free of cost in all cases. Fitting out a whole office/household with Windows for free, with no prior licenses, and getting app recommendations, office ads, crapware resets and privacy issues in return? Worth thinking about. Getting all that AND paying money for each license? F...
  9. Age-ism is the dumbest bias ever. Another evidence that tech-smart doesn't mean wise. Unlike other biases, you WILL experience your own bias too. 100%. It's laying the groundwork for your own demise. Especially crazy when it's about middle agers (40-50). If you're in your 20s or early 30s you're voluntary shortening your own productive life span to a tiny amount. That's just colossally peabrained. Especially given the fact that the average lifespan still increases. Every twentysomething being able to count two and two together should get it how self-harming that is. I did when I was twentysomething. There's just no excuse to be this stupid.
  10. FFS! So I’ve made an ISO, re-installed Windows 10 “clean” (whatever that means given this OS) and removed some of Windows 10’s own crapware (Get Office, Skype Video, some other built-in apps). Then I ran Windows Update. After Windows Update ran, those things which I have de-installed before (right-click on tile, de-install option) reappeared again! WHAT A CRAPWARE POS! I am really angry. Realplayer had more respect for the users than this. Now it seems some crapware icons are stuck as well somehow, because the entry for “Skype Video” won’t go away, despite de-installing it again. Microsoft was grilled in court over Netscape, yet they go scot free with this malware?! WTF? This isn’t an OS, it’s crapware disguising as one. I have a really bad feeling handing out that thing to my acquaintance. What a POS Windows 10 is. The Asus crapware was bad, but at least it won’t re-install itself after Windows Update ran. No amount of shill can excuse this s***. They should be brought to court over this “OS”. It’s worse than Android regarding respect by far, and it isn’t even truly free of cost despite being adware. Not to mention their malware-tactics to spread this garbage. The hate really enflames when you actually have to use it. EDIT: OK, the stuck crapware icons are gone now, I've also wanted to remove Cortana from the start menu completely, but there is no "delete" option in the all-apps menu when you right-click on something! What the hell?! I was able to delete everything in that sub-menu in W7. Again, what a CRAP POS. So Angry.
  11. UH, just had a first-hand experience how Windows 10 looks like for the costumer. It’s really the LAST CRAP. Using it on a VM is bad enough, but, some acquaintance brought in his newest Asus laptop for me to configure it as lean as possible. It had W10 on it. DANG. Of course, Windows 10 itself bombards you with stupid messages every time: Cortana, “Wi-Fi Optimization”, something about one drive and a whole lot of other crap. Not to mention the forced updgrades (the first shutdown took two hours or so because of them!) That’s bad enough in itself, yet there is also a TON of crapware from Asus installed on it as well! So in addition to the W10 crap messages, you also get a s***ton of BS side-popups from the “Asus cloud”, the Asus product registration McAfee, Avast (yes, it had them both: LiveSafe from McAfee, Secureline from Avast), drop box, some stupid apps and God knows what else. Then suddenly a full screen program called the “Asus Giftbox” popped up, which got stuck or something, because only the task manager was able to remove it (the application itself didn’t react to inputs). Of course, the laptop was crawling. Crapware is nothing new on Windows PCs, but because this time Windows 10 itself behaves like crapware, you have DOUBLE CRAPWARE. I tried the built-in Windows 10 system restorer, it took hours and restored of course the full of crap installation. And of course, there is no Windows 10 DVD or USB stick included for a (semi-) crap-free re-installation. BLERGH. Had to make a ISO myself. The experience was HORRIBLE. Much more so than in the past with W7 crapware. And then they are wondering why PC sales stagnate!
  12. I am still not sure whether the update situation on W7 is malice or incompetence. Breaking Windows Update on 7 could be just another form of “FU” to the userbase for not upgrading to 10, BUT, GWX is delivered through it and that’s something they obviously don’t want to break.
  13. I have some fully updated W7 systems here (including GWX nag, but disabled through registry) and the never-update option is still here. I wouldn't be surprised if NuMS would get this low though.
  14. NuMS freaks helped me to understand the human condition better, no seriously. Freetard fanatism was bad (I am talking about real harcore Linuxers), bad at least there was the whole utopian vision behind it of free software yada yada. With NuMicrosoft though – there is absolutely nothing behind it. No philosophical framework or belief system or politics or ideology or anything. It’s literally just a corporation getting greedy and pretty much criminal using malware tactics. And yet, you can still find cheerleaders for this! How can anyone getting passionate about a small group of billionaires and millionaires (MS board) f****** up their customers with malware? MAN! Seriously. It’s one of the most f***ed up things I’ve ever seen in terms of group-dynamics. The same enablers who are enthusiastic about MS malware are ironically also the ones who are usually on execution mode regarding smalltime hackers, pirates, malware authors etc. I guess malwaring a botnet is a tragedy, malwaring the entire Windows userbase is a statistic. Hypocritical scumtard bootlickers.
  15. Just like they boast about W10 marketshare spikes after forced GWX "accidents".
  16. Wow, Microsoft's downward spiral is unstoppable. After a LONG time I posted a pretty tame GWX-b***h on their C9 forum yesterday. They deleted it today. I asked why and they deleted that question too. That forum was full of shills and stuff but it was very free. During the W8 days far more enflamable stuff was posted there without the admins running amok, despite some of the shills calling for bans. Well, at least their forums are now completely aligned with their protofascist W10 product policy. It's a complete a-hole company from start to finish now.
  17. Spread the word: https://www.change.org/p/the-electonic-frontier-foundation-have-the-eff-investigate-microsoft-for-malicious-practices-regarding-windows-10
  18. Does Microsoft makes any sense to you? The way they handled W10 (GWX) looked as if they get paid by the NSA for every successful installation. They are just asking for such theories (?) with their behavior, it looks like deliberate sabotage inside the company. If they toned down W10 a bit: Make the LTSB available to buy for everyone, even if the price would be higher than the ultimate versions of W7, make updates optional again, scale back GWX etc. it would be accepted far more easily. It's like with IE during the browser wars: Sure, IE was pre-installed, but it was very easy to make it almost invisible if you wanted to: Install another browser, delete the IE shortcut and you wouldn't have noticed it was pre-installed in the first place. If MS behaved back then like it does today, the IE shortcuts would re-appear all the time and IE would open up automatically after booting up, creating bad mood all the time. Most people have the default settings on regarding privacy and updates, so MS would still be able to data-mine a massive amount out of the "willing" default-participants with Windows 10. But in trying to force the remaining reluctants into this (forced updates, forced telemetry, reverting privacy settings on updates etc.), they create MASSIVE negativity. It backfires even more, because the reluctants are also usually the more outspoken ones and tech-savvy and act as negative multipliers ("let me re-install W7/W8 for you again"). Microsoft sabotages Windows out of control-greed. That's the same reason W8 bombed: If it would had an official switch during installation and in the control-panel to revert back to the W7 UI on desktops and laptops, it would have never created the backlash it did. I am pretty sure the windows app store would have been more successful too if it would have been just a link in the start menu with free stuff inside it after pulling the W7 UI switch than the hostile forced UI crapatacular anything "metro" came across. GJ NuMS. Your 100% greed is killing you.
  19. From what I've read, you can only postpone the update from the pull-down menu for a few days. There is no "never" option or a far date. Anyone trusting MS is nuts after their W10 behavior. I would expect anything from them now. Stealing code through phone home in Visual Studio, slowing down competitor products on Windows, selling your data to the highest bidder, no matter how shady. You name it. Any of these behaviors can be explained away by them when caught with “telemetry” or “patch gone wrong”.
  20. WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOoooooooooooooooooooooWWWWWWWWWW: It’s not possible to opt-out Windows 10 anymore! http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/01/windows_10_nagware_no_way_out/ You can only postpone the date and that’s all! HOW THE f*** IS THAT LEGAL? I guess the EU and US bodies don't give a f*** becuase MS supplies them with the W10 phone-home data. f*** this company. Seriously, f*** IT. Sure, most companies see their customers just as walking wallets/ad receivers, but I have never seen a company treating it’s existing users so openly as cattle as NuMS does with W10. Anyone have a Windows exit strategy ready? Somewhere you have just draw the f****** line. I would rather use a mid 90s Linux distro and eat something out of Stallman’s foot than using Windows 10 after that. W8 was bad, but this completely sinks it. Sorry for the swearing, but dang! Even during the worst of the W8 times I didn't expect they would sink SO low. I truly miss Ballmer nowadays. The W8 era was full of stupid, but Ballmer never came across as truly malicious, more like desperate, or “throw s*** at wall, see what sticks”. Nadella though seems to be a genuine as***** with conviction and heartfelt f***-you attitude. I can’ stand this scammy, scrawny, slimey wannabe hipster.
  21. Quote of the day: Businesses and users are going to use technology only if they can trust it. -Satya Nadella
  22. Anyone else feeling sick when they have to buy something from MS? Despite my many rants about Microsoft in the past, I was never disgusted enough to start a consumer boycott, but the GWX updater, and all their behavior assiocated with it, really did it for me. That thing is malware, actually it is worse than malware from an sociological point of view. When eastern european hackers want to scam you for a living it's bad, but a 50 billion dollar company doing these stunts makes it a lot more disgusting (and there's nothing free about W10: It is to the brim filled with spyware and phone home functions, and you lose your W7/W8 license in the process). There are some purchases (Office licenses) that probably have to be made but I try postpone them as much as I can (LibreOffice is unfortunately still not an viable alternative in lots of cases). Whenever I have to shell out for MS stuff I truly feel uncomfortable nowadays. Even for non tarded stuff like W7 licenses and MS keyboards: Every cent helps MS fund stuff like GWX after all, it affects me directly. I lost more than enough time fighting this thing. Goob job MS.
  23. I read the IPS Forum thread: So the situation is the literal NuMicrosoft scenario? Company went crazy, destroys own product, forces you to upgrade to it, and you can't get away due the many custom stuff that depends on the thing. The tweaks the admins had to do to retain functionality reminds me of installing Classic Shell on W8 and the like. LOL! It's a shitty situation, but you gotta admit it's funny given the topics on this forum.
  24. I actually wonder why there was a saving grace for W10 naggers in the first place. I am talking about the nice phase of the GWX nag, where it would just display something without installing it outright. I am pretty sure they planned to go bonkers all along at the end of the campagin, so they might as well started it with a bang and being done with it.
  25. Have they missed how bad W8 was doing? or the xbone backlash? Why would it be that much different with W10, especially given that it made negative headlines before launch already. They should have expected a business as usual "NuMicrosoft" reception. Marketing and "bla bla" speak is one thing, but they seem to be genuinely baffled why their approaches since 2012 fail so bad. I guess they still think W8 bombed because it was badmouthed and if only people used it for themselves then they all would have bought Surfaces the next day.
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