Oh yeah, i was just meaning for Windows 7 and 8 users that don’t want telemetry stuff. I do not expect to find i suddenly have Windows 10 due to these bundled updates coming our way, just the spyware stuff that is already part of Windows 10.
Maybe? Reading through some of the latest posts in the sevenforums thread, and ones they link to, it seems the feeling is that it is now much harder, maybe impossible to keep the spyware stuff of your 7 and 8 installs. I don’t think users of those OS yet have tools to help them do that or tools that can monitor and block that? It may well come, and until it does i can’t start to recommend for people with 7 and 8 (that wanted to avoid 10) that Windows Update is safe to use, even after the period for the free Windows 10 offer is over. MS have shifted the goalposts again, and we are all the losers currently, if we don’t want outdated insecure OS or OS full of spyware. That’s not a great choice to find oneself in really, and they did not have to do it for the technical reasons we’ve been given. I don’t know what else to think?
I’m one of those unique Linux users that has loved using MS OS for ages. Probably if MS had not fallen to the Dark Side of the Force™ i would still be a happy MS user. I’m very happy my experiences with Linux Mint have been great so far, and it came at the perfect time in relation to MS going full Dark Side on us, but yeah i do still use XP (for example) and it is a great OS with a near perfect GUI (not using the default obviously!).
Sadly the truth of the matter seems to be if you are a home user (i understand corporate/business users have ways around it) of a current MS OS, you face an increasingly difficult task in keeping your data private and not data-mined. The launch of the Xbone was really the writing on the wall in terms of what MS was interested in, and now they are working to retrofit that vision in all versions of their still supported OS. It sucks, and it has killed my ability to stay a happy MS user. They lost one customer, and for what?