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It’s just incredible how grim Windows is getting. Linux is still terrible on the desktop, and Apple has abandoned macOS to embrace their primary role as a mobile phone company. Even people who stuck with Apple through the near collapse in the 1990s (that’s when I ditched Apple) are now throwing in the towel. And now, with Windows 10, you get ads in the file system and you can’t use the latest chips with older versions of Windows if you want to receive updates!
Sure, you can turn the file system ads off for now. But if you want to see where this is going, try killing the Cortana process in the task manager as a so-called “Administrator” and watch what happens. Hint: It just respawns after a couple of seconds. haha Yes, there are ways to actually kill it, or, more accurately, make it appear to be killed, but is this how I want to spend my day? No.
I don’t believe the task manager. I know I’m not root on Windows machines. I just got over it and moved on.
So, never mind the surveillance on Windows 10. Just bake that in from the start. Trying to fix these issues is an exercise in futility, regardless of platform, anyway.
On the usability side, I’ve lost track of how long I’ve spent hacking Windows 10 to resemble and behave like Windows 7. Windows 10 search is often broken with language packs other than U.S. English (Void Tools Everything makes even properly working Windows 10 search seem broken.) I have to use a 3rd party windows manager to get my most used application windows (Firefox and Thunderbird) to retain their exact sizes and positions on the desktop. I recently tried a system image backup from Windows 10 pro to a network location, and it was failing. I’d never seen this before (in close to two decades), although Windows backups to network locations failing represents a huge genre of content in the Windows-Is-Shit universe. I screwed around for 20 minutes and eventually noticed that the Windows Backup service was set to disabled for some damn reason on my machine…
Windows 10 is a big downgrade from Windows 7 (which was a downgrade from Windows 2000, if you ask me). I refused to use Vista or Windows 8 personally, although those were good for PC support business. That said, I see insane issues on Windows 10 client machines that remind me of dealing with Linux desktop environments now.
It’s a shit sandwich all around in the general purpose computing world. It’s a very serious worry, because I see the least capable computer users (most computer users, in other words) fully embracing swipetard devices and operating systems, which are mainly intended to serve as tamper proof vending machines and surveillance platforms. While someone always figures out how to jailbreak phones and tablets, the whole situation is exhausting.
Ok, that’s enough.
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Via: The Next Web:
At this point in time, it’s safe to say that most copies of Windows 10 are legit, which means Microsoft has already made money off of it. Unfortunately, it looks like the company is thirsting for more, and wants to inject ads into its File Explorer tool.
According to the folks at Thurrott, the ads (starting with promotions for Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service) are easing their way into the upcoming Creators Update, which some people are currently testing in beta. There are also similar notifications in the previously released Anniversary Update. Nobody asked for this, and yet, here we are.
They might just be small pop-ups, but that’s how it starts, folks. Microsoft has many other products it might want to start slinging, including Office 365 subscriptions and Skype credits – and who knows whether the company will eventually want to expand to serving up ads from other businesses?
Thankfully, you can turn them off by following these steps:
Launch File Explorer and the click View > Options > Change folder and search options.
In the Folder Options dialog that pops up, select the View tab.
In the Advanced Settings box, scroll down and uncheck the option labeled “Show sync provider notifications.” Hit OK.
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