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All Your File Are Belong To Us
So. 5:30something this morning, feeding animals, trying to keep the dog from barging in where Emily was sleeping, no caffeine.

Twobor turns on. Asks for my PIN (this is a new-to-10 security Thing they tried to explain as being more secure than a password). Sits with an empty black screen for what seemed to be several minutes.

Then, Words. Looking like 10 when it said "Hi" about a week ago, saying on a grey-black screen, "We've installed updates to your PC."

Mmmkay. But then the screen turns blue on the back and this shows up:


Huh?!?  This is looking more like a spoofed ransom demand (and I'm not the only one who thought that).

Next, this:

Sounds more legit.  And after a few screens of scare, the desktop appears, with relatively few seeming changes.

Yet there were.  It tells me that the start menu now "occasionally" serves up adverts; I find the setting to stop that.  Twobor began asking for PINnage every time I wake him from Sleep; fixed THAT.  At least I didn't lose any actual programs, which, word is, 10 will do to you, along with it changing back some default privacy settings that everyone with a brain opted out of.

I know, First World Problems. And on a $600 computer I basically bought for 20 bucks. But you have to watch these guys like hawks, or they'll control every decision, add every add-on, and delete the Technologically Immoral without you even knowing.
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bill_sheehan From: bill_sheehan Date: January 24th, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
The trouble with Windows is that you need good screens to keep the bugs and pests out...

It's really not your computer. If it were your computer, there wouldn't be any sloppily-affixed stickers telling you it was Made for Windows.
weebleswobble From: weebleswobble Date: January 26th, 2016 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah, i got those same silly messages a while back during an extra long extra annoying update. it seriously took an hour or two to get thru, with multiple restarts. but when it finished everything was great.
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