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When are active hours for a thing like a digital sign? All the time, you say?
Well, too bad. Lord Microsoft says you can't set them to 24 hours. They're benevolent enough to allow you some "you" time on your own hardware, but you WILL set aside some Microsoft time too.
Back in the GWX days, a woman was doing a weather forecast on live TV when an "upgrade to Windows 10" message popped up. Her reaction was priceless... she said, "Don't do it!"
Now, five years later, evidently nothing has changed. Microsoft is still making demands of other people's hardware. You see Youtube videos of people doing things with their PCs and "Let's cross this off your list" update nag appears at an inopportune moment. I loathe that pseudo-familiar tone that MS takes these days. Whatever it was you wanted to do with my PC wasn't actually ever ON my list, Microsoft.
Windows 10 needs to be crossed off the list.
MA are on the list of active contributors to Linux. Back in 2011 they were in the top 5 contributors. More recently it's been suggested so many of their employees are involved with and/or contributing to open source, they may actually be the world biggest open source contributor by head count. Saying that does tend to stick in the throat a bit, but it does appear to be factually accurate from a cursory web search.
actually Windows 10 can stay on the list imho, but only if the user deploying it knows what they are doing... which in this case it's obvious they did not know and just used the cheapest plug-and-play thing off the nearest shelf.
1st: NEVER use Win Home in a company - this thing is not even GDPR compliant, it can barely be used in a private home because it relies on the fact that household usage is excepted from GDPR rules. (quote: "by a natural person in the course of a purely personal or household activity;").
Any auditor worth its money will raise a major GDPR compliance stink if they find any Home edition in use by a company.
2nd: do not use Win 10 Pro unless it is for a system that can be easily accessed AND managed. (note the "and" here, it's not an optional "or" !)
3rd: for systems that must be deployed for unattended usage, make sure to use either an IoT or Enterprise edition of Win10 and also to deploy WSUS for proper and coordinated OS patch management. Only push patches to those systems groups when they have a maintenance window scheduled.
No maintenance scheduled? then configure that machine (via gpedit) to never check automatically for updates. Maybe also configure http://127.0.0.1 as a dummy update server to use... this way it will only check for updates when told manually.
you seem to miss the fact that this is a digital window sign, not a plain paint and wood/plastic one.
smart window signs are starting to be equipped with a built-in camera for analytics. They are deploying it for eye tracking, viewer demographics and other such statistics. Also, some of them can even do facial recognition and change what they display based on a central database with informations about what that person likes or dislikes or, as it is in China, data pulled from their official Social Credit System ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Credit_System )
That's pretty much right up the alley of GDPR.
You're still missing the point entirely. If the company already has your PII to recognise you, then they have your consent to store and use that PII, yet it still doesn't need to be held on the display system, which can be a dumb display. The version of Windows is not relevant here, all SKUs can allow for the safe and secure storage of PII if designed properly.
Regardless, the fact that you can imagine a far fetched scenario where a screen could hold PII doesn't alter the fact that this one clearly doesn't, and your GDPR jibber jabber just gets in the way of actual progress for the rest of us. The very idea that we shouldn't create a digital sign right now because some nut can imagine a scenario where in the future digital signage might possibly become subject to GDPR is ludicrous. Let's focus on things that actually are subject to GDPR and the things that aren't, leave them alone.
Windows 10 is an "app" not an operating system and apps crash occasionally, while it makes it easy for people to market signs it's not a professional class of software. I think that there's a potential opportunity here to design a signage system that works reliably and doesn't screw up from time to time - not something that you can do with a Microsoft product.
Has become a linux fan! Not only are they trying to emulate it internally, and make it easy to develop for, but they're obviously
also giving users a not so gentle push to get off it for anything that matters.
Now why you'd want to develop for and run software for a reliable opsys on windows, instead of natively on the reliable one, I dunno. But MS never did make too much sense. WSL seems to be an example of that, at least to me. Hard to see why that even exists except to temporarily keep people on windows enough to collect fees for office licences.
You are delusional.
Microsfoot are desperately trying to increase the chances that on adoption, Linux can be run on top of a Windows Licence.
They have little interest in pushing users onto Linux on a nice stable non-licence paying base that doesn't want to restart a couple of times every time you want to do anything.
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