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Windows 7: Windows 10 worse than windows 8

19 Feb 2015   #111
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post

Arc she's facing the wrong way for peanut butter
Nope! Its the wrong way for Nutella only.
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19 Feb 2015   #112
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
You would need to compile Chromium
I did not have to compile my Chromium. I think I got it from here:

Download Chromium - The Chromium Projects

Mine is a portable version.
Funny "Chromium stable" is Chrome
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19 Feb 2015   #113
gregrocker

 

An example of how wrongheaded the gripes presented here about Windows 10 are is that concerns about privacy and cloud intrusion are bandied about by those who celebrate Chrome which is the worst spyware I've ever seen, that literally tracks your every move then pastes ads all around you - even on the TV!

Yet Chrome is preferred by these to Firefox which bends over backwards to protect consumer privacy and along with IE blocks Google from being able to spy from its search box. I get no banner ads from Firefox or Microsoft, so why is Windows 10 suspect but Chrome gets a pass?

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19 Feb 2015   #114
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I don't believe I've said anything about Onedrive... as far as privacy is concerned
I believe my only gripe is they are installed
But I can see why in a tp that they would be Microsoft wants users to use them,

I would hope all of these utilities would be where they belong in the app store and not installed along with News.....
Especially if anyone used a local account instead of a Microsoft account.

As far as Chrome ? I just don't like it's install and not so clean uninstall
Privacy :/ don't sign in.
Just like all other 10tp service apps.
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19 Feb 2015   #115
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Gregrocker, I see nothing wrong with Google chrome. It is no different then cloud storage. Google Chrome from what I read keeps track of where you visit, what you watch, what add-ons you use. If logged in, you can opt out of Google saved Searches. Unless somehow related to Google it doesn't keep track of secure purchases you may make or any banking transaction you may do. You can bank freely using Google Chrome. Microsoft is doing the same thing with windows 10 preview they are also monitoring everything on your computer.
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19 Feb 2015   #116
gregrocker

 

Installed Google programs (which cannot be removed from Startup) and remaining signed into Google sites relentlessly tracks your searches, shopping habits and even email conversations to paste intrusive interest ads that are only partly mollified by the Consumer Advertising Opt-Out Initiative they supposedly belong to. Consumer Opt-out | NAI: Network Advertising Initiative

I get none of these ads when I uninstall and stay signed out of all Google. The others conform to the Initiative designed to keep legislation at bay. Google is too powerful to worry.

Not only do I get no unsubscribed ads generated by MS or associated with Windows 10 improvements, for the first time I get no more webmail ads from Yahoo by popping it and all others into Windows Mail, which also gives helpful customizable mail preview popups and Start menu Mail updates.
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21 Feb 2015   #117
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Bing tracks you too,
You have to be signed in to adjust settings ie = no different than Google's tracking,

As far as not being able to remove stuff from startup :/ it has been a while but updaters are just that updaters,
If someone unchecks an updater from startup and uninstalls that program everything unchecked will show Unknown not just google stuff

So tip of the day is to recommend rechecking items or switch to Normal startup before uninstalling anything to insure you at least have auto updaters starting up so they are uninstalled properly with the program.
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21 Feb 2015   #118
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

As far as things tracking you, good luck with avoiding that. Seems like everyone is out to grab your data nowadays. I've noticed an upturn in the scripts I need to allow on web pages in order for them to function properly (through NoScript). Not just one or 2 sites, but all over the net.

Others have noticed this too:

Lenovo caught installing adware on new computers

Since Chrome was created by Google, & Google loves user data, it would be logical to assume they have trackers built in, some of which we may not even know about. An article a while back stated using Chrome is like having Google sitting behind you taking notes on where you go/what you do.

Although in all fairness, I'm sure this applies to a wide array of things on the net now. And it's probably going to get worse because with these trackers comes convenience. And most users in the populace don't seem to mind giving up little tidbits of info if it means they can save a click or 2.
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21 Feb 2015   #119
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep browsers are now usually judged only by if a silly game works more than if they track your activity
Microsoft has seen Google get away with it for years and Google is the most popular browser so cookies are now part of Microsoft's drive to even the score,
Visit Microsoft Community I did using Linux and was shocked at all of the recommended cookies you need to allow and java script to run
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21 Feb 2015   #120
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Interesting to see the browser market over time: Browser Statistics
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