Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by MR CHILLED, Jan 15, 2014.
According to The Guardian, and no mention of BitLocker.
I'm using an OEM version of Windows 7 I bought from PC Case Gear for $165. Is that classed as 'enterprise'?
No enterprise agreements are for "enterprises". Businesses that need to roll out 1000's of PC's via image and not mess around with unique keys for each machine.
Which is why they are excluded from the free upgrade, otherwise the entire planet could use the same key to upgrade to windows 10 for free.
There's plenty of discussion about backdoors in BitLocker, but even there wasn't, consumer versions have key escrow to MS accounts (SkyDrive) which is known to be compromised.
The point is Microsoft should shut the hell up about offering privacy to its consumers. They don't.
My very first thought when I saw 'free upgrade to Win10' was "how many Alphabet Agency backdoors have they stuffed this with if they're so desperate for everyone to adopt it ASAP?"
Once upon a time, that would have been tinfoil hat paranoia - you could dismiss it with Microsoft's usual 'Embrace, Extend, Monopolise' business model.
Now it's just what is.
I'll be an 10.1 upgrader, if I do, after better minds than mine have had a chance to figure out what it's really up to, and how to defend against it.
I think it's more of a jab at Apple and the fappening than anything.
If the governments want your boring arse online life they will get it one way or another. Not to say I am for their methods and reasons for collection but until the people who created the black phone make an OS that everyone can use easily it's up to you to make your stuff private.
I wait for W11, if I make it until then.
If you don't want to be backdoored don't use the NET.
That is the sad fact in this world and it isn't going to change.
For optimal protection:
- Use a Linux Distro on a live box (volatile with no HDD - storage),
- Use Tor Borwser, and or use,
- The Paranoid Kit
I hate being monitored but there is very little 98% of society can do about it!
I will be jumping on the free W10 for sure. Installed 8.1 a week ago on a drive and am having no problems with it. Will move to it fully in the next week or so (install all programs etc).
Will have W7 still on another drive though but that is for benching.
I tried the MSDN preview from last year and I like it - definately will upgrade this time from win 7. Only question is did they (or are they) going to include aero? (some of the new screenshots show transparency so I'm guessing yes?)
From my understanding there is no aero.
But yeah I agree, great os, ill definitely be running my stuff on it.
The January Technical Preview (Build 9926) is now available for those who have joined the Insider Program.
More info: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwi...now-available-to-the-windows-insider-program/
The paper clip has evolved........
For those interested:
Windows Update Settings>Preview Builds>Download Now (also you will see a dropdown for Slow/Fast)
Thanks for that.
I update to 9926 earlier this morning, to play with Cortana, but couldn't work out how to get it started.
Pity that a direct download is not available. Or is it?
Edit: Just realize it is.
can/should i put w10 on a surface 3 ?
asking for a mega pita ?
I'd wait a bit. See how it looks on regular machines first.
Updating my laptop now.
thanks , i'll try and wait... but w8.1 is a bit of a goof ball for an old timer like me
Cortana is funny, the bitch is talking to me. Gimmick!
Finally Mediaplayer is supporting .flac.
Continuum is not working at my touch enabled laptop. It should automatically switch from desktop mode to tablet mode when you touch the screen (or go back to desktop mode if you use mouse/keyboard). I can't make it work. Doesn't matter. I don't need this at all. Even when using the laptop as a tablet, I prefer desktop mode.
All the demos showed it offer the option upon the disconnection of the keyboard...
Maybe try disable to keyboard in devices, and see if it offers the choice. I suppose its hard to know when to make the change if you use touch and have a keyboard. And cant offer every time you use touch as would be intrusive. So i'm guessing the disconnection of the keyboard signals the change.
That said, for those on tablets that have Bluetooth keyboards, could be annoying.
OK, I did not know. Not much of use then for hybrid laptops and notebooks.
They also integrated now a new switch under "system settings", for manually switching to "tablet mode." Anyway, it's just a minor (and irrelevant) point for me. I always stay in desktop mode, even I use the touch screen.
Otherwise, the new build looks already quite polished.
I clean installed the new build. The installation goes amazingly fast.