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  1. instantk's Avatar
    I know ms was kind of forced by the customers to revive the start menu...but I kind of liked the start screen, as it existed in 8.1 (i never liked windows 8 though, with 8.1 especially after gdr1, i had no complaints)

    Now MS has introduced a completely differemt form of navigation.
    The start menu, even when maximized, is not so user friendly because of hidden multiple side menus. I kind of liked the down arrow that existed in 8.1 to view all apps.
    I feel windows 10 to be a step back when it comes to start..

    Also i found it to be very buggy and full of glitches...amall tipes cut out on start and apps crash quite often..

    I liked windowed apps feature though.
    My main reason for upgrade was support for 1280*720 ( in 8.1 i had do downscale 1280*768).
    07-31-2015 01:49 PM
  2. xrko's Avatar
    My monitors are 1920x1200. Does w10 support this?
    07-31-2015 04:07 PM
  3. usman567's Avatar
    I think you should update your graphic driver.
    07-31-2015 04:20 PM
  4. nekkedrunner's Avatar
    I know reviews are trending towards positive but, I believe Windows 10 is gonna come back and bite us in the butts.

    Heavily CLOUD and in a day when cybercrimes are so bad, the whole Cloud phenomenon scares me.
    No control of Updates, forced.
    Contana. Cute and foolish is my best description.
    AD within the O.S. Can't be stopped only interest based option.
    and the list goes on....

    While I see the appeal to linking devices, it should always be a CHOICE. Completely. CLOUD SERVICES (on/off)
    Even I agree I very hesitantly like the idea between my phone and tablet, I by no means want any of my desktops locked into the Cloud.
    Still though. My Smartphone, Tablets have almost every feature GOOGLE installed by default, disabled.

    Apps have been given so much control it would be laughable if not for the Security Issues.

    and....it is still at the very edge of the BIG 3 taking over control of computers.

    I remember years ago saying Television Networks are so financially out of control and the Entertainment Industry so overpaid that commercials
    will become ridiculous. Look at us now. 1/2 hour show with 50%+ in some, commercials.
    Now, commercials on the bottom of the screen while watching shows we all pay monthly and dearly for.
    The MANY millionaires in the industry will not give up squeezing every last dollar.

    The Internet is and has become another source to abuse commercialism and WE pay for the right to be abused.
    Last edited by nekkedrunner; 11-13-2015 at 07:35 AM.
    11-12-2015 08:34 PM
  5. Dewg's Avatar
    There's one solution for you - control your system the way you want to. Cloud - no cloud - totally up to you. Ubuntu
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    11-12-2015 10:15 PM
  6. nekkedrunner's Avatar
    Yes I agree. I only have a couple on Windows. Others are on Ubuntu and Macs.

    Switching O.S. is a solution of sorts but even if a percentage of us switch to Ubuntu it does nothing to stop
    the push in the market by the Big 3 controlling not only the internet but how we use our
    computers, what is installed on them, what can't be uninstalled, forced commercialism, privacy,
    security and the list goes on.
    Quietly doing would mean I accept being forced by the Big 3 to accept what they decided on how the
    internet works and what control they have of computers they do not own.
    Quietly doing so means I become part of the problem in the deterioration of the internet/computer use.
    11-13-2015 07:44 AM
  7. Dewg's Avatar
    Could it just be that the market has decided those features are important? Companies need to make money, and they need customers to do it. Giving the customers what they want is one way of doing that. If no one wants those features, they'd leave for another company that provides for their needs. The glory of a free market.

    That's not true for a monopoly, but in this case we don't have a monopoly.
    11-13-2015 09:07 AM
  8. nekkedrunner's Avatar
    Yup. I understand that and would totally agree when it is CHOICE and SECURE.
    The idea that companies should be permitted to spam and control our computers
    without regard both rubs me the wrong way and more importantly has decided our
    personal privacy means nothing.

    I by no means expect or trust personal information to not be abused or be to secure
    when the reality is the Cloud is just a fancy name for computers outside your
    control storing your personal files, internet use and passwords.
    That is really no different than having a Virus. At least a Virus can be removed. Not so
    when you have built it into the capabilities to the O.S.

    One can argue, don't use this software, don't use that software but the other reality is
    we are headed for a day where the computers will be locked into and be beyond any
    real use without the Cloud.

    Similarly, television has evolved into 1.2 hr. shows consisting of sometimes 50% commercials
    and now the added commercials playing on the bottom of the screen during the show. Not frequently
    I admit but given time you can bet that will be excessively abused. The internet is just following that
    trend. Those in control and making their millions in an far overpaid industry will continue on that path
    rather than give their industry the reality check needed..

    So, having the ability to look at my computer and it having the features to freely connect with my tablets,
    smartphone or another of my computers in my opinion pales when I think security of use.
    Virus's replaced by O.S. built in ads, apps that requires 'ALL' permissions and finally 'trusting'
    the big 3 to keep it all safe simply doesn't cut it and scares me more than any virus out there.

    Norton is storing passwords in their Norton Vault on the Cloud, even when you choose, "Local Vault".
    Same claims when I spoke with them: "Trust Us".

    30+ years in this business and I have never been so concerned of it's direction and how little a large majority
    understand just what the Cloud is. Cybercrime just got a boost.

    I firmly believe, 'Just because you can do something, does not mean it should be done'.
    11-13-2015 02:07 PM
  9. nekkedrunner's Avatar
    Could it just be that the market has decided those features are important? Companies need to make money, and they need customers to do it. Giving the customers what they want is one way of doing that. If no one wants those features, they'd leave for another company that provides for their needs. The glory of a free market.
    That's not true for a monopoly, but in this case we don't have a monopoly.
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    Not much choice when the industry as a whole is so successfully locking down the Internet into the Cloud.
    Truth is, the CLOUD is such a Vast, Complicated and Misunderstood system and incorporated in ways not even visible that I have to wonder what percentage of the public even knows or has a clue to what extent their privacy has been invaded.

    On a regular basis I have clients who while on Windows 10, believe themselves Microsoft Cloud Free
    They believe this simply because they refuse to use OneDrive and that to them is the extent of CLOUD services where Microsoft is concerned.

    Giving the customers what they want with CHOICE is reputable. No individual company requires a monopoly, just need the big ones to steer things in the direction they want.

    Disclaimers of No Responsibility aside.
    Who could afford a legal battle if a company who has unlimited finances and Legal TEAMS has abused any private information or got hacked. Even then the rule of law would make it extremely difficult to prove neglect in the case of hacked.

    New O.S. for example.
    Dangle the FREE carrot and the race is on for a product only a percentage will realize how much of their information is now on outside computers and in the hands of a Companies whose only goal is to make money.
    So why would/should anyone expect that won't be abused.

    I stand by my claim as I have stated in the past:
    Virus's are no longer the biggest danger in computer Security.
    Last edited by nekkedrunner; 11-13-2015 at 06:20 PM.
    11-13-2015 05:00 PM

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