Microsoft to make Windows 10 an automatic upgrade

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  1. P-B

    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    Check your Windows Update settings, kids

    Fuck off, Applefags

    http://www.computerworld.com/articl...-get-pushy-about-upgrading-to-windows-10.html


    Come the beginning of 2016, Microsoft will get much more assertive in distributing Windows 10 upgrades to consumers and small businesses, the company's top OS executive said Thursday.

    Rather than wait for customers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to request a copy of the new OS -- the practice since June -- Microsoft will instead begin to automatically send the upgrade to PCs via Windows Update, the default security maintenance service.

    The push -- which some will see as too pushy by far -- will be a two-step process, with the first kicking in this year, the second in early 2016.

    "We will soon be publishing Windows 10 as an 'Optional Update' in Windows Update for all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers," said Terry Myerson, who leads the Windows and devices group at Microsoft, in a post to a company blog. "Adding Windows 10 here is another way we will make it easy for you to find your upgrade."

    In Windows Update, an optional item is just that, or it's supposed to be. The item appears under a list that can be examined by users who have Windows Update set to not automatically download and install updates, letting them choose -- or not -- the update. Traditionally, optional updates are unchecked, meaning that the user has to explicitly mark the item for it to download and install.
     
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    Pity bump.
     
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    Yeah I got a work email that said DON'T DO IT, CHECK YOUR UPDATES.
     
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    This isn't about your sex life :coffee:
     
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    I think it's pretty smart of them. They are angling to only have to support one version. If they get most people switched over, they will probably announce that they will cut off support for 7 and 8. Just a guess.
     
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    Windows 10 SUX... HERE'S WHY:

    • Windows 10 spies on you and even more so on your children aka phones home (welcome NSA/CIA/thoughtcrime/1984)! Microsoft added spying features to Windows 7/8 as well (more general list).
    • From comments: Windows 10 features an EULA which grants Microsoft the rights to use any content found on your PC: "you grant to Microsoft a worldwide and royalty-free intellectual property license to use Your Content". You can read Microsoft's response here which paints everything in a positive light however after Snowden's leaks it's hard if not impossible to take them seriously.
    http://linuxfonts.narod.ru/why-windows-10-sucks.html
     
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    Tom Hardy was so good in Bronson
     
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    ANARCHY!!!!!!! :nooo:
     
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    God forbid u should learn how to turn off updates.
     
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    Those e-holes are tenacious. Every morning I get the alert from MS, Fuck off....windows 7 is my joint.