After the initial fuzz about the new greatest version of Windows, the mighty big Ten with it’s many userspace improvements (there are rumors on the Internet about the new UI being a fork of Plasma 5), the hard moments of truth are finally here. The W10 has been released! And with it many jokes about it’s new brilliant error announcement dialog windows and various bugs. Of course, it would be unusual if everything went absolutely without errors, guys from Redmond will sure get everything important in order very soon. But there are other issues at hand. Very serious ones, actually. What I am talking about are those various gaping security holes and actual Microsoft spyware, built-in in plain sight.
The following illustration depicts some of those issues in a pretty way:
(note: the automatic actualization can be turned off now)
I’m not exactly sure if all these “features” are present in the released final versions of W10 because I don’t run it on any computer (and probably won’t). It is somehow difficult to comprehend all the people being OK with something like this. Is it really fine with today’s people to have developer-sanctioned keyloggers installed? And spyware? Well, could be.. an average BFU doesn’t care about all his data being analyzed and sent to unknown locations..
But! I can’t see this new feature being accepted without major office mayhem: ads in Solitaire! There will be video ads in solitaire applications and the program will ask you for monthly subscription fee. Insane? No, it’s the future!