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Yeah Linux is based off Unix...one of oldest OS there is....and its modular to an extent...it does have shell and old Unix scripts that can be back doors to hackers.

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Yeah Linux is based off Unix...one of oldest OS there is....and its modular to an extent...it does have shell and old Unix scripts that can be back doors to hackers.

Tell me one of the large OS that isn't based on Unix.

This has nothing to do with backdoors, code is OpenSource and will be reviewed every day, compared to Windows with over 9000 holes each month, with some huge ones still not fixed after 10 years... I have more hope for Linux Derivates

"modular to an extent", modular to the most extent, you can write your own kernel.

This is the definition of "your own OS".

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That's called exploit and happens on Windows a lot more frequently, looking at the statistics.

How many times do they patch the Internet Explorer per year only to stop it from executing admin-priviliged system-code injections?

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lolz. has anyone yet said "none" yet?

 

we can only hope the Penguin and the Python can save us all.

 

ontopic tho: win 7 64 was/is pretty good. now im on win 10 64 - not sure yet, too early.

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Windows 7 was a damn good operating system for its time, but I'm afraid it's going to be like XP where it was like pulling teeth trying to get some people to upgrade their software long after it was way too old and insecure to be worth hanging on to. 

 

You would be terrified if you knew how much sensitive personal data still flows through ancient XP boxes that haven't had a real security update since support ended because the boss is too cheap to buy a few new computers and "the ones we have still work just fine." 

 

A friend who provides third party tech support for a major (we're talking thousands of patients) provider of dental services across the Midwestern US was processing payments and storing patient data on XP machines as late as October of last year when his company spent a good deal of time finally upgrading their systems. 

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You can keep using Windows 7 if that is what you're rocking now, but you should always buy the latest Windows with a new build. Windows 7 doesn't have much support life left and 10 is way faster and leaner than 7 anyhow. Every bit as stable too.

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Just because you got latest OS doesnt mean its 100 percent secure....they always find exploits new or not. :) And besides the processes the OS has to inform MS what software you install on your machine.

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Just because you got latest OS doesnt mean its 100 percent secure....they always find exploits new or not. :) And besides the processes the OS has to inform MS what software you install on your machine.

then don't install any nuke codes I guess,

Microsoft doesn't care what porn your watching.

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Apple does it right which is the issue. Microsoft is operating on its "we know best scenario". Unfortunately when your consumer base consists of probably billions of  device combinations that have to play nice with each other. You can't do a "we know best". I know best because I am actually using the system, so I know what works better for me. 

 

Apple does it right because they control the hardware and the software. They don't sell Mac OS X for PCs, because if they are trying to operate on that business model, they need to operate on a limited scope. The result works. You end up with a stable system. I installed Windows 10 Pro post retail release and blue screened twice while I was doing work. Lost a few hours of work the first time. Never again. 

 

I would honestly drop Windows for Linux (I really like Arch atm) in a heartbeat it I could use my day to day programs on it as well as a LOT more game support

I for one really enjoy Arch Linux with i3-wm it's fast and efficient. Unfortunately I can only play civ 5 on it and it seems slower. The lack of official hardware drivers for GPU and chipset manufacturers is pretty ridiculous.

 

Windows XP Pro FTW..(Stop laughing,still using the OldGirl)...Only problem with this,nowt(nothing) works with it anylonger!.  :(

 

So i'd go for Windows7...Just because it close to XP functionality.

 

But,I/You might have to go for Windows Crap10 for the reasons of having DX12!?.  ;)

Windows XP is best for PR:BF2 since the audio architecture is made for it (ie you'll have proper positional sound.) It's also great for Far Cry and many other games. My issue is it's limited to 4 GB of Ram as x64 is nearly a myth among users.

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Explain "locked down", there is no actual way to disable certain tracking mechanisms. Let alone the Diagnostic Tracking service was updated by Micro$chuft just to turn it on for those people who "deactivated" it through certain programs.

 

The whole OS is built around tracking and sending user behaviour for no valid reason, so for me it falls through "the best OS" criteria.

 

https://www.privacytools.io/has some info regarding privacy and win10. scroll down main page

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Why does Win 10 need to know what programs I install on my machine? Its none of their business. It wasnt their business before Win10 so why is it now?

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https://www.privacytools.io/has some info regarding privacy and win10. scroll down main page

Thank you very much for this interesting link, kenny!

"If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say."

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​Thank you very much for this interesting link, kenny!

"If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say."

 

 

I can't recall where i found that link but it def seems like great information to have. 

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Damn it the government discovered my plans of revolution on my win 10 machine! I must now go into hiding

Make sure you install a Linux OS on your computer and turn off your phone so they can't find you. Unfortunately you'll have to give up decent gaming until the gaming world wakes up and bursts the Microsoft bubble.

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Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10 is great (not sure if placebo or not) but your e-mail app and Skype won't run properly if you aren't careful and were to apply all of them.

I use this ;) Gotta try anything i spose... Not that i have anything 2 hide.. :P

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Why does Win 10 need to know what programs I install on my machine? Its none of their business. It wasnt their business before Win10 so why is it now?

 

1st part of your sentence : the answer is : "because Microsoft". The more things they know about you, the more powerfull they are (and the richer...). Data traffic is sooo profitable... Same thing with Apple, FB and so on.

2nd part : it was, but not as obvious as it is in Win10. Win10 is something like "lets see how far we can go in breaking privacy without anybody saying anything".

 

"If you think privacy is unimportant for you because you have nothing to hide, you might as well say free speech is unimportant for you because you have nothing useful to say."

 

+100

 

Make sure you install a Linux OS on your computer and turn off your phone so they can't find you. Unfortunately you'll have to give up decent gaming until the gaming world wakes up and bursts the Microsoft bubble.

 

"Turn off your phone", do you really think its enough ? (and this is only 1 (old) link among many others you can find). No, just get rid of it.

Few more links to scare oneself =>

http://www.cnet.com/news/fbi-taps-cell-phone-mic-as-eavesdropping-tool/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-monitoring-of-our-phone-calls-government-spooks-may-be-listening/5338103

http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/06/technology/security/nsa-turn-on-phone/

https://gcn.com/articles/2011/10/18/smart-phone-sensors-steal-keystrokes.aspx (+ another one much more scary but couldnt find it)

 

iPhone owner ? (Nobody's perfect :P :P  kidding ;) )

 

 

 

Fortunately the title only mentions "Best version of Windows" or all that stuff would still be off-topic... :D

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I bought 2 weeks ago Windows 10 64bit straight from the Microsoft webpage - ISO-->USB pendrive, I'm very happy with it. No problems at all.

Edited by zelazny

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From a support standpoint for private customer support, Windows 10 is just the best. If you need to find something you don´t have to navigate through a few windows you just have to right click the start menu and find almost everything you need (or rather I need for giving our customer´s a guide on what they have to do)

 

AND YOU CAN FREAKING COPY PAST IN THE COMMAND PROMPT, HELL YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

 

As I also give support to our older generation it´s sometimes very hard to navigate them to the system settings, HDD settings and so on in Windows 7, more then 2 click´s is often to much for them.

 

I also use Windows 10 on my private system and like it better then Windows 7. (maybe just because I got used to it pretty fast)

 

MS is hugging every customer now as you also can´t really choose which update to install on Windows 7 and 8.1 anymore.

 

Microsoft also messes up updates for every current Windows version more often then one would think....

 

So pick your poison I guess :P

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