re: military application
I doubt it. Microsoft already signed a contract to supply the US Military with 100.000 hololens headsets.
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> it will still be mainly used to download Chome.
Unless you are a heavy Google user, I see absolutely no reason why that that should happen. Why would you do download chrome and use that over EdgeChrome?
EdgeChrome is likely to provide a much better experience for Windows 10 users than Google Chrome.
I do not understand all the negativity in this thread. This cloud recovery option sounds very convenient and since all other recovery options are still there, what exactly is there to complain about? I you prefer one the current recovery options, there is nothing that prevents you from continuing using them.
I live in Thailand. I spend a lot of time outside. In a jungle. There is a significant difference in the number of insects depending on if you use something with a dark theme vs a white theme. Using white theme is like pointing a flash light towards your face and mosquitos love that
I am not that naive King Jack that I don't think they wouldn't hesitate for a second to hand over my details to law enforcement agencies that present to them the correct, legal paper work. That is not a secret that they all do that. Microsoft, Google, Facebook, all of them. There are no secret online. We all know about Snowden.
My world if fairly innocent in this regard. I doubt my data contain information that would be of interest to anyone besides myself .
The trust I have in Microsoft is that they will only hand over my data if presented with the required legal paper and if not, they will fight for my privacy, just like they currently are fighting the US government in the supreme court case where the data is placed outside US. I am fully aware that the US government could just had filed the legal paper work in Ireland instead of the US and they would have had that data they now are court battling about long time ago, because Microsoft would have handed it over ... like they have done thousands of times before.
But this is not me. i am not a drug dealer that has secret information I have to hide from law enforcement agencies. If I was I would stay far away from anything closed source (and stay away from computers in the first place, because computers cannot be trusted), but I am not. I am a regular person with nothing to hide, but the content of my emails, my document, my pictures, my stuff is no body's business what they contain.
I trust Microsoft to try to protect that information from leaking as best as they can and i have choosen Microsoft because it is not part of their business plan to profit from the content of my data.
I like the convenience that comes with storing my data on a cloud service and my options are Microsoft, Google or Apple and out of those three I have most faith that my personal information stay private if I place them on Microsoft Servers.
Then its up to me to live a life that doesn't cause the police to file the paper work and get access to it all.
I have sync'ed my digital life with Microsoft servers since ... well forever almost. Since my first hotmail account 15 - 20 years ago, and I have never felt that info has been used to other activities than what I expected and I trust them in that whatever I tell them stays between me and them.
I still trust them to do that but are aware that there is a pre and post Windows 10 Microsoft as you call it. I have limit Windows 10 in what it transmit to Microsoft. I run with lowest (basic) diagnostic settings, have disabled "the keylogger" (the setting that transmit what i type and say to Microsoft) because that it too creepy for me and adjusted a few other privacy settings.
Yes, i trust that I have an agreement with Microsoft in regards to respecting my privacy and that they will not disclose my information with third parties and / or departments inside Microsoft, that have no relevance to me.
Google, being an advertisement agency, can never gain that trust simply because their business model is what it is.
The difference is that I have trust in that Microsoft doesn't abuse the information they have about me. I don't have that trust in Google.
I am fully aware that Microsoft know pretty much everything about me. I sign into my computer with a Microsoft Account, everything gets sync to OneDrive etc etc etc, and I have no problem with that. I trust Microsoft with my data.
I don't have the same trust in Google and i don't want them near my files and my personal information.
The only reason why Windows Phone failed was that apps written for Windows Phone 7 was not compatible with Windows Phone 8. This caused the entire app industry to leave Microsoft behind. There was a growing number of app on WP 7, all the major apps was there, the industry was happy with having a third ecosystem ... and then Microsoft made the all rewrite their apps ... and everybody said .. f*** you Microsoft ... and left without ever looking back. That is the reason
I once came to one of our office printers while it was in the middle of printing pages and pages of porn. We never checked to print queue to actually see who it was that had fun with the print key on his computer. We just assumed it was some guys sitting at home, connected to the office by VPN, not realizing that his computer was configured to use the office printer :-)
Of course it begs the question: Why print those pictures in the first place. It's not like we are 10 years old and would be running down to our buddies houses shouting "Look boobs"
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