RE: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT) - Laptop

Subject: RE: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT) - Laptop
From: "Steve Hudson" <sh1448291904 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "'Stuart Burnfield'" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>, "'Techwr-l'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:26:27 +0700

Yeah, I gave up on removing Cortana. The most common gripe seems to be Win 10 having P2P on by default to speed installation / update downloads. That can be switched off, albeit a lil fiddly. Then there was unpinning all MSâ smart tilesâ etc ad nauseum



From: Stuart Burnfield [mailto:slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au]
Sent: Thursday, 24 March 2016 10:41
To: Steve Hudson <sh1448291904 -at- gmail -dot- com>; Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT) - Laptop



True, pre-installed systems have long included plenty of junk. The newer thing, to me, Steve, is that Microsoft is now packaging some of the junk in with the OS in a way that makes it difficult to avoid:

* You have to accept the McAfee licence agreement before Windows 10 will install. Having installed Windows, it's awkward (deliberately so) to uninstall McAfee.
* I followed the recommended configuration steps to disable the high-profile spyware such as Cortana. What a surprise then to see a Cortana process listed in Task Manager.

--- Stuart


----- Original Message -----

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"Steve Hudson" <sh1448291904 -at- gmail -dot- com <mailto:sh1448291904 -at- gmail -dot- com> >



Unfortunately this is a delightful feature of most pre-installed systems, so doesn't really factor into the decision. The Aussie company that sold me the ASUS had a bunch of malware on it that I had to hunt down and remove. Further note on the ASUS lappies - they run quite warm, but are slim and light. I had mine on my lap for a few hours, it was noticeably very warm on my legs, but not so bad I had to put anything between it and me.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Burnfield
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The main annoyance is all the the phone-home spyware and junk (McAfee). It's like an aggressive, persistent pickpocket who insists that you to buy back your wallet and car keys.



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RE: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT) - Laptop: From: Steve Hudson
RE: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT) - Laptop: From: Stuart Burnfield

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