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(PS: I'm not using it, since I have no W10, but others might be interested...)
Microsoft reports that over 400,000,000 copies of Windows 10 have been downloaded. Their source so I don't know the accuracy, but I don't know how anyone else could possibly know that information.
My point is, with this many copies of anything, how could a corporation or huge group of people go through the information generated by this many users in a multitude of languages to find any one piece of information about a user? It's a serious question because I honestly don't know and can't fathom that much data from that many users.
I have my Windows 10 machines locked down as much as the OS will allow short of pulling the plug on the internet altogether. So far, I have not heard of any stories of user's problems of Microsoft, Federal agencies, or other nefarious entities using any data generated through the use of Windows 10 to worry very much anymore about it. I still have that little shred of doubt in the back of my mind though that my computer is constantly communicating, or trying to communicate with the Mother Ship.
So is the threat of any sort of damage from anyone in an official capacity that might have access to this data still as viable a threat as we first thought it was after we found out about MS's shenanigans?
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)
T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/500GB 7200 Drive, 1600x900, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard, media card, FPR, Win7 Pro64, whitelist BIOS, N 6300 AGN, German KB, BT 4.0.
For this same reason, we will be using Win7 until support ends in 2020...
Current Thinkpads: X1E1 | X1C4 | X1C3 | X250 | X230 | T410
Retired Thinkpads: T42 | 560 (circa 1996)
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For me it will probably be beyond that depending on "Zero Day" exploits and performance.w0qj wrote:For this same reason, we will be using Win7 until support ends in 2020...
X301 SU9400 IDA Mod - W 7 / X201 540M - W 7 / X220 2520 - W7
X61 T7500 / T41 T42 T43 / A31
Rogue daily driver - Samsung RV511 15.6 " Screen - W 7
Here's a list of programs that purportedly defeat intrusion:
https://chefkochblog.wordpress.com/2018 ... ion-tools/
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