I've been around the computer world even before DOS took over the place, before the birth of WIN 3.1; Have witnessed the plots and slow takeover of microsoft, the death of many very good OS (ex; Volstok commander), the alienation of Unix, the rebirth of Linux, etc etc BUT for the first time in all those years: am scared, scared for the freedom of users, for the computer world, for the international network (internet): in short: For the basic rights and liberties of individuals.
By hitting at the two major sensible cords of everyday users ( been "free" of cost and been "userfree" in operations) it garantie the almost complete handover of all devices..to a software and a corporation who has proven for decades, to play according to its own ruthless rules.
Just like Facebook "let you" share all of your personal information with everyone ( while recording them for certain "agencies" to use agaisnt you at later time) Microsoft "free" update and unification of all devices under its unique and very "Social" OS will accomplish more than J. Edgar Hoover never have dreamth of : absolute knowledge and control of all computers, and hence, of everyone...and yes!! that means YOU.
Like a good drug dealer, Microsoft gives you your first "hit" for free..and the second you do, you're trapped and cannot turn back. Imagine how much will the next "upgrade" will cost you? How or what be the "terms of sevices", oups! "services"? and since you're trapped under a single configuration with a unique product, you think you will have ANY choices?
Basically you will be placed in one single position : Accept all terms "as is" - OR - do not use any computer, phones or devices (reminds you of someone else?)
As for the actual "benefices" or "pros" of win 10 (for a user) : there is none really: your computer will still run as fast or as slow as before, it will open your e-mail, messages and skype..basically, it will have the same abilities and limitations that it has before (unless you're a fool who believe that changing the gas octane level in your car give it a new engine and/or transmission!! it might improves it a little and for a little while , as its a new install for exemple, but that's it!). As per for microsoft and their long time partner, the NSA and all other agencies including marketing: its jackpot time!
DO not be naive: like "intelligent phones", deactivating features means only that YOU will not be able to use those features as they will be fully accessible by any agencies, partners (or smart hackers): a door is a door: it can be closed but always remain a way to get in for the ones who knows how.
I will be using Win7 in a module and as emulation within Unix a long as I can and in closed systems; for anything else, like my current phone, "create and construct" a complete alias and accounts using fabricated credentials to secure my true identity and data. Win10, microsoft and all agencies can kiss my virtual arse.
"Knowledge is power and deniying others of knowledges about you is taking back the power they have over you". (Commonsens ~ cica 1999)
Edited by Legio, 30 July 2015 - 01:30 PM.