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  • b1ackbird (edited 3 years ago)
    +7

    This has been the plan since inception.

    My wife was so excited everyone was getting Win10 for free! I scoffed and said it was a scam. Big surprise that ended up being the case.

    A few months later it's only 'free' for a year then after that... who knows? It's just your operating system! It'll be fine I'm sure. Now to top it all off they are just harvesting everyone's data for every little thing they do. This kind of Big Data stuff is the nightmare. This is so Orwellian it's not even amusing.

    EDIT: Just a shout out to Open-Source Software, OSes & Users! Way to stay ahead of the curve.

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    • Nerdeiro
      +4

      Like /u/TheDreamingMonk said, if you upgrade in the next year, it's yours too keep. I have no intention of actually using it for the time being, but I might upgrade only to ensure my key is upgraded and validated to Win10, then I'll revert back to Win8.1. You can do the same, just in case.

      Oh, and keep in mind that even you buy a brand new Windows 10 key (say, you bought a new laptop and it came with Win10), you can use that key to dowgrade to 8.1 or even 7 for as long as they're supported.

      • b1ackbird
        +2

        Well that's actually awesome. Can you do that with a Win10 free key? I HATE windows 8, but I occasionally have some work related stuff I have to do in Windows. It stinks but its beyond my ability to control. So I'd love to use a Win10 key to downgrade to Win7?

    • Gozzin
      +2

      Now to top it all off they are just harvesting everyone's data for every little thing they do. This kind of Big Data stuff is the nightmare. This is so Orwellian it's not even amusing.

      This is true..I find it very scary. XP was flaky enough...Nice as some features are in W10 (which they borrowed from Linux and Apple), the this acting like a bloodhound and following your every mood stuff is very disturbing.

      I'm so glad I moved to Linux 11 years ago.

      • FamousFellah
        +1

        Having just upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro (need Windows for certain software, sadly), I can say the virtual desktops and window "snapping" (similar to functionality found in tiling window managers) are delightful. Both are features I love in various GNU/Linux (the only OS on my laptop) window managers and desktop environments, and were the main reason I jumped at the chance to upgrade.

  • hereorthere
    +4

    But, but, but, Microsoft promised to turn off the keylogging and such when Windows 10 was released.

    I've tried out Win10 since it was in pre-release beta form in Virtualbox and that is where it'll stay. I'll stick to using Linux as my default OS.

  • eljasaur
    +2

    Does anybody know if these "features" are on by default in the pro and enterprise editions? I'd imagine that there are a lot of companies to who this kind of surveilance is not ok.

    • Zephyrium
      +2

      It's on by default for Pro at least but when you are installing if you pay attention it's easy to turn off.

    • desertjedi85
      +2

      The majority of companies won't go to Windows 10, at least not for a long time. Most companies use XP & Win 7.

    • Nerdeiro
      +2

      At least on the Preview versions, the data collecting was active by default on all editions.

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