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Why I'm switching back to Windows 7

  1. #11


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    No Proof Required


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    It's not even the stealing of your stuff that is a problem -- what about the SERVER itself from being compromised by someone uploading say a slew of pirated software or tracker torrent links and then FBI stepping in to close the server down (remember that case with megaupload not too long ago).

    The FBI seem to be able to close servers down wherever they are and also whether or not any actual Law in the jurisdiction in which the server is situated has been broken.

    I'm not sure I'd like the access to my data to be controlled by whims of the FBI or dependent on people NOT uploading Pirated / dubious content to the cloud.
    Don't forget that they don't even need any proof, just the allegation!
    They'll sift through all of the data, examine it all and log it all for future use.

    If they find something their "Corporate Masters" don't like, someone will get charged.

    If they don't find anything (after a few months of your data being unavailable, at the very least) they'll just say, "sorry we f*%$#@d up."

    If your data gets corrupted they'll just say, "tough luck pal."

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  2. #12


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    What's been said in the last few posts pretty much says it all. Too many ifs, and likewise, I prefer to be the master of my own destiny.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SnarkyTwit View Post
    Hi all!




    My mouse has been giving me issues too. I've had to reboot a number of times to get it to scroll properly. It will work a short time and then I have to scroll like hell just to move down a couple of lines.

    Reboots are taking forever too. It takes a good minute longer to reboot on Win 8 then it ever did on Win 7. I suspect driver issues, but I'm too lazy to go searching through the mire of interface that Windows 8 has to find an answer.


    Snarks

    I also have occasional scroll issues. Do you all think this is IE10 or another issue with the OS ? I use Chrome as a backup and have not experienced scroll issues. But then I use Chrome only sparingly. Also, have the occasional "freezes."


    Do not normally reboot very often, but today I noticed the same issue. Takes significant more time.

    I also could not reset the system with the new reset feature. Received an error some files are missing and would have to use backup media. Maybe I had a corrupt download ?


    Hopefully these issues will be addressed in the final release. I really like the fast normal start and shutdown. Win 8 also seems to move "smoother" on my 4 year old laptop. Not that much faster than Win 7, but just more smooth and light.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    It's not even the stealing of your stuff that is a problem -- what about the SERVER itself from being compromised by someone uploading say a slew of pirated software or tracker torrent links and then FBI stepping in to close the server down (remember that case with megaupload not too long ago).
    The way that I use a cloud, is to have a copy of the file on my home computer as well as the one in the cloud. Thus, if somebody came in and shut down the server, I would still have the local copies of my files. So, no concerns here.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Remember the Cloud is being pushed as a way to share your content (In US "Consultant-ese" "Collaboration projects) - or in plain English - Basic File sharing so Pirated content and torrent tracker info could certainly be uploaded too with the consequences I outlined in the previous paragraph.
    The cloud is not being pushed on me, I'm electing to use the cloud as it gives me some extra flexibility. offsite duplicates of files, ease of sharing with others, access from any machine in my house or on the Internet where I might need access.

    I use things like the Amazon cloud, which keeps a copy of all of my Amazon MP3 purchases. Now, immediately after a purchase, I elect to download them down to my local computer to keep a copy. But I have 0 need to backup any of this music at home, because it's in a secondary location as well.

    I use gmail for my email. I don't store PST's or anything else now on my local computers. It's one less thing to have to concern myself with when i upgrade or switch computers.

    Quote Originally Posted by besb View Post
    House Fires made me remember one of the more traumatic periods of my life.
    At 3am one morning in 1965 I had a call at home saying "we have a fire but it is OK the brigade are here now."
    A 6M mainframe burnt to the ground, luckily we had files stored-off site and were up and running by begging borrowing time in two days. It took 3 months to get a replacement system up.
    But it caused me to think about ISP's and the cloud in particular; I know the files themselves are all well catered for, but how many duplicate systems do they have available in truly remote locations. One ISP I used boasted twin setups in different buildings but a complete area blackout took them out for two days. Also think about the recent Blackberry situation.
    Therefore like Jimbo I will choose to be the master of my own destiny.
    Well, the same scenario could be applied to a person who keeps their data at home, and even makes backups of their data at home, perhaps on a secondary machine, NAS or external hard drive. I don't think that many home users make backups of their data, and I'd be willing to bet far fewer keep them offsite. I would actually expect in the event of a catastrophic disaster, most cloud offerings and backups would have far more backup systems in place keeping your data safe than the average PC user would have.

    Now, I keep my data backed up, and I keep things offsite. But I do systems admin stuff for a living, I'm not the average joe. Obviously my comments don't universally apply to everybody.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    What's been said in the last few posts pretty much says it all. Too many ifs, and likewise, I prefer to be the master of my own destiny.
    Nothing wrong with that. And just as you like everything in your own control, some of us like the ease of having a duplicate copy elsewhere for a variety of reasons.
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