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Rant about Windows 10 Privacy and other stuff

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I have Windows 10 Home but never seen or heard of Cortana.
Maybe it’s because I upgraded from 9?

     
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SoccerDude28 - 14 December 2016 01:09 PM
tsa - 13 December 2016 03:42 PM

I have Win10 on my iMac (I only use it to run games that I can’t run natively in MacOS or using wine) and I don’t even know how to use Cortana. Does it listen to you all the time? Because then I have to find a way to switch off the microphone.

It’s the search field on your taskbar that you can use to search for stuff, either online or on your computer. It also sends you notifications about random things and recommends things to you. If you are not comfortable with Cortana running on your PC, howtogeek has an article about how to disable it:
http://www.howtogeek.com/265027/how-to-disable-cortana-in-windows-10/

but it involves registry editing so be careful.

That is neat, thank you!

     
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Origami - 14 December 2016 02:39 PM

I have Windows 10 Home but never seen or heard of Cortana.
Maybe it’s because I upgraded from 9?

You upgraded from Windows 7 or 8 I assume you meant? I also upgraded from Windows 7, and I have it. It’s like a big text box on your task bar. It looks something like this:

     

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This is so true, there are huge privacy issues with Windows and even more with Mac. That’s why Linux is the way forward right now for personal computers. https://www.1and1.com/digitalguide/server/know-how/linux-the-cost-effective-alternative-to-windows/?linkId=Results_linux this article is a basic intro but the bit about Linux distrubution is interesting and explains why it’s better than corrupt Windows! I have a Windows PC for gaming and a Linux for everything else.

     
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yeehaw - 03 February 2017 11:30 AM

This is so true, there are huge privacy issues with Windows and even more with Mac. That’s why Linux is the way forward right now for personal computers. https://www.1and1.com/digitalguide/server/know-how/linux-the-cost-effective-alternative-to-windows/?linkId=Results_linux this article is a basic intro but the bit about Linux distrubution is interesting and explains why it’s better than corrupt Windows! I have a Windows PC for gaming and a Linux for everything else.

I mainly use pc’s for gaming, so linux is really not an option. Also linux need to take strides to make itself a viable alternative. Unless you are a computer wizz, Linux is just too complicated.

     

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