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DJofSD
07-01-2015, 08:12 PM
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/30/windows_10_wi_fi_sense/

A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user's contacts.

Wi-Fi Sense (http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp8/connectivity/use-wi-fi-sense-to-get-connected)

If you don't care about having complete control over who can access your Wi-Fi network then never mind. But, OTOH, you should understand the level of control you are giving up by reading the entire article before installing W10 on a laptop.

The thing I don't like is Microsoft expecting me to change the SSID to match some naming convention in order to opt-out. Oh so typical of Microsoft.

Tom
07-01-2015, 10:26 PM
MS will soon put themselves out of the market as new, good companies grow up and understand what customers really want.

XP Forever!

Flysofree
07-02-2015, 04:26 PM
This is why I won't bother doing the download until sometime in 2016. Hopefully they will work out some problems. Microsoft isn't stupid, by GIVING you something.

DJofSD
07-02-2015, 04:40 PM
This is why I won't bother doing the download until sometime in 2016. Hopefully they will work out some problems. Microsoft isn't stupid, by GIVING you something.
It's free for 1 year -- don't wait too long.

XP is the 240Z of the OS world.

johnhannibalsmith
07-02-2015, 08:23 PM
...

XP is the 240Z of the OS world.

If someone had used that line earlier I'd never have skipped it!

DJofSD
07-02-2015, 08:32 PM
If someone had used that line earlier I'd never have skipped it!
Don't panic -- there's still time:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/xp-downloads#2TC=featured

Tom
07-02-2015, 10:24 PM
It's free for 1 year -- don't wait too long.

XP is the 240Z of the OS world.

I bought a W7 computer a year and a few months ago.
Might unpack it and fire it up this weekend.

Bugs probably out of it by now. :D

forced89
07-03-2015, 10:47 AM
I bought a W7 computer a year and a few months ago.
Might unpack it and fire it up this weekend.

Be prepared. When I bought my laptop loaded with W7 about a year ago it took about 6 hours to download all the updates from Microsoft. Once finished it has worked fabulously ever since.