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zzipitydodaa  ·  3150 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where were you when you lost confidence in Windows 7?

I have all Win 7 updates turned off. Always have had.

You said it well:

    ...to police MS from delivering 'security updates' that violate the privacy of myself and my family at home.

Right. The security updates that aren't. A complete contradiction in terms.

Win 7 will be the last windoze I use.





rob05c  ·  3150 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I have all Win 7 updates turned off

Erm. That's really dangerous. Yes, updates often come with privacy violations. They also come with security fixes. Hackers actually look at those fixes, and retroactively write viruses exploiting them. Because of how many people don't stay updated. I'm not a Windows fan. All my personal machines run Linux. But not keeping up-to-date with security patches, on any operating system, is exceedingly dangerous.

Cedar  ·  3150 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They are still security updates, it's just Microsoft has a different definition of who they consider a bad actor than you do :)

We rob said, that's a dangerous practice and you should definitely consider switching to Linux sooner rather than later.

Killerhurtz  ·  3150 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll be watching you. And I'm going to laugh if, in five years when/if the next Windows come out (IIRC they planned on making Windows 11 just "Windows" and have rolling updates maybe?), you go and say "Win 10 will be the last windoze I use".

I've seen it happen for every single OS since Windows 98. "Oh, Win2000 sucks, Windoze 98 will be the last windows I use". "Oh, Vista sucks, WinXP will be the last Windows I use." "Oh, I don't like 8.1, Win7 will be the last Windows I use."

user-inactivated  ·  3150 days ago  ·  link  ·  

To be fair, I said "Windows XP will be the last Windows I use" and I stuck with that. I may be a toddler wearing floaties in the pool that is Linux, but I haven't gotten back out.

Killerhurtz  ·  3150 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That IS entirely fair. But I'd dare to say that you're a minority of people who legitimately stuck to their words. It sounds like "I'm not using this ever again" is more of a complaint than a statement nowadays.

user-inactivated  ·  3150 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    It sounds like "I'm not using this ever again" is more of a complaint than a statement nowadays.

Kind of like saying "If so and so becomes president, I'm leaving the country!"

Killerhurtz  ·  3150 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Exactly.