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Re: Evening Tech Bits
May 6, 2016, 19:56
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Re: Evening Tech Bits May 6, 2016, 19:56
May 6, 2016, 19:56
 
descender wrote on May 6, 2016, 15:19:
Well... DX12 isn't actually "far away" by any means (less than a year, 2-3 years for games to drop dx11 entirely) and a lot of people are going to be feeling pretty stupid for not saving themselves $120 over something they don't even remotely understand.

This. 100X this.
I am getting tired of having to explain to customers that the majority of internet "Win 10 whingers" are clueless numbnuts.
The Lame Stream Media in the USA these days is nothing more than a Democrat Party protection racket.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
May 6, 2016, 15:19
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Re: Evening Tech Bits May 6, 2016, 15:19
May 6, 2016, 15:19
 
Well... DX12 isn't actually "far away" by any means (less than a year, 2-3 years for games to drop dx11 entirely) and a lot of people are going to be feeling pretty stupid for not saving themselves $120 over something they don't even remotely understand.

Anecdotal posts like that are exactly why they have attempted to remove this upgrade decision from as many users as possible. You think you know better because you've been lucky in the past, but you have no clue what kind of risk you are actually putting your data in.

It's classic confirmation bias. This is the same stupid argument people make about not installing A/V software on their computers.
"I've never been infected" How the fuck do you know?! Not all infections are of the "popups and crashing programs" variety (and haven't been since the 90's).

A little "phone home" for telemetry (or data processing in Cortana's case) VS. a massive security risk by using an unpatched OS... yeah... nice decision you made there. Rolleyes I mean... How stupid do you have to be to actually think that your data is somehow safer on an unpatched computer?!
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
May 6, 2016, 14:51
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Re: Evening Tech Bits May 6, 2016, 14:51
May 6, 2016, 14:51
 
It`s called a roadmap, not a conspiracy. Doesn`t make it any less douchey.

And I couldn`t care less about lack of updates. I was on XP up to early last year, somehow it didn`t cause some twisted continuum syndrome, not even a major virus situation.

The only reason for eventual upgrade would be some new AAA games requiring the new OS. In that case (very far off) I will sandbox it to hell and back though, seeing as it likes to call mum and dad.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
May 6, 2016, 10:59
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Re: Evening Tech Bits May 6, 2016, 10:59
May 6, 2016, 10:59
 
descender wrote on May 6, 2016, 09:58:
All they will have to do to force you to upgrade is stop patching your old OS. Don't look for conspiracies where there is no need for one.

It was 1/2 joke and 1/2 worry. If they stop patching it's not a force upgrade. It's just with all the crap they pulled on win10 it's not hard to expect something like this.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
May 6, 2016, 09:58
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Re: Evening Tech Bits May 6, 2016, 09:58
May 6, 2016, 09:58
 
All they will have to do to force you to upgrade is stop patching your old OS. Don't look for conspiracies where there is no need for one.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
May 6, 2016, 08:59
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Re: Evening Tech Bits May 6, 2016, 08:59
May 6, 2016, 08:59
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Luke wrote on May 6, 2016, 05:07:
Linksil wrote on May 6, 2016, 02:43:
Does this mean It will finally remove that damn box from the corner of the screen without hacking your own ini's. Oh wait it means they're just going to force upgrade everyone that hasn't.

Houston we got a problem forced upgrade
No problem from MS's view. They will force the upgrade then after upgrade will prompt you to pay or else it will go into limited time trial, then expired mode.

They've done all sorts of other douche moves around win 10, I'm expecting them to do a few more.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
May 6, 2016, 05:07
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Re: Evening Tech Bits May 6, 2016, 05:07
May 6, 2016, 05:07
 
Linksil wrote on May 6, 2016, 02:43:
Does this mean It will finally remove that damn box from the corner of the screen without hacking your own ini's. Oh wait it means they're just going to force upgrade everyone that hasn't.

Houston we got a problem forced upgrade
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
May 6, 2016, 02:43
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Re: Evening Tech Bits May 6, 2016, 02:43
May 6, 2016, 02:43
 
Does this mean It will finally remove that damn box from the corner of the screen without hacking your own ini's. Oh wait it means they're just going to force upgrade everyone that hasn't.
Munching On: FF14 storyline, SAO PS4, Horizon.
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May 6, 2016, 00:37
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May 6, 2016, 00:37
 
Would be hard to gain 700 million more users to reach their billion target at $120 a pop.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
May 5, 2016, 20:07
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Re: Evening Tech Bits May 5, 2016, 20:07
May 5, 2016, 20:07
 
I would be surprised if the Windows 10 free beta period actually ends.
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