Windows 10 Info.. I Don't Like This At All

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  1. Gromett

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    just because we are paranoid does not mean they are not spying on us
     
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    By the looks of it I might be safe. Still haven't got the upgrade icon to appear yet on four machines running 7 Home \ Pro.
     
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    What a silly idea, and all to pander to people who can't be bothered to learn to use computers properly. Dumbing down computer systems to the level of people who can understand no more than a TV on/off switch was never a good move.
     
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    I've put in for it, how do you turn off the shared wifi.
     
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    Sounds a bit like BT Fon to me or am I missing something?



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  8. Boycie

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    It is the same principle you share your wifi unless you opt out.
     
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    So why is that not good?

    Seems like a good idea to me!

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  10. GJH

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    Because people will leave it open without realising it and it won't take all that long before crooks manage to crack the measures which restrict sharing to Internet access. That means that they will be able to access files on the local network itself, files which might contain confidential data.
     
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    You need to use a spell checker! Well I for one am not about to share my wife!
    and in answer to Deanroofing " I've put in for it, how do you turn off the shared wifi?" (spelleing again!). I find this only too easy.
    Alan
     
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    I know we are called FUNSTERS but I think sharing your "WIFE" will be on a different forum site.

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    So can they not do the same with BT Fon?


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    I'll stick with XP :)
     
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    If you have any sense you won't touch Windows 10 with a bargepole. Microsoft software is notoriously buggy even when it is reaching the end of it's use and it's had 1000s of updates. The only reason Microsoft is giving away W10 free is because anyone that takes them up on the offer is a Microsoft beta tester. In other words you are taking on a new untested piece of software with a million errors and security flaws in it so that MS don't have to spend millions of $ paying their own people to test it. If you want to spend the next year sorting out Microsoft's problems for them, for no return then feel free. I'll stick with Windows 7 because it's had many of it's worst bugs taken out, and because Window's 8 is a useless pile of poo. I'm not expecting W10 to be any better.
     
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    I like my old XP and 7 and will stick with it at the moment.

    I run my embroidery machine from an XP although it will run from newer software with patches but the XP runs it faster and more smoothly.

    I know I will have to upgrade at some point but am happy as I am at the moment. :)

    I also have a machine running Windows95..... it has a very simple drawing program that is now defunct that does the most accurate drawings I have ever seen. If the screen says a line is x long then it will be x long!!! The best of the newer programs will have the line x plus or minus a smidgeon and the smidgeons add up over a lot of small pieces.
     
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    agree with @Poohbear and won't install on my desktop..

    but will download it onto a spare Dell laptop to try it out ..
     
  19. Gromett

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    It is different. Fon is where you share your Wifi connection. This feature in Windows 10 is sharing your Wifi passwords.... All of them, with everyone in your address book.

    So you give access to your best friend to your wifi network, they automatically share this with their contacts and before you know it your whole neighbourhood has your wifi password.
     
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    Why the hell would anyone think that's a good idea?

    Makes me even more glad I run Macs everywhere.
     
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