Press "Enter" to skip to content

Windows 10 and a cup of coffee…

imagesYesterday after a long walk with Boza, I came home and found a cute little window open on my computer, it gave me words of wisdom about how Windows 10 was already downloaded and ready to install???

3 gigs of my precious data used up without my permission. Interesting, who said Windows could do this?

My computer did…

The laptop that I bought last year was a version of Russian laptop that had no OS installed when I bought it. It had a version of Windows 8.1 that was not official. To keep that version, I had to buy it. Well I installed my Windows 7 and was happy about what I had to work with. Then yesterday, Microsoft decided to install Windows 10 and it was perfectly legal because my computer has a special spot in the boot sector that tells MS to go ahead…

It said, “Hey this guy needs a free OS and MS is the one to do it!”

Lucky for me it did not install, but just downloaded. Now with all that data wasted, I decided to install it and see what the hoopla is all about. But first, I backed everything up and saved all files to my external hard drive, then I burned a ISO of my original OS so that when everything crashes and dies, I still have my photos and such and I can reinstall back to original and be happy. Plus as the holy grail of protection, I have a flash drive with Windows 7 to start fresh if need be…

I did some more reading about the Windows 10, which I have been reading about for many months. For you see I am a developer with the Windows programs and have been for many years, but I never saw the collaboration at this level between a Russian/Chinese made laptop and a future MS OS release before and just now, I am seeing issues about this. Sneaky little crappolas if you ask me…

Nevertheless, I am game for any and all comeuppance and I jumped on the bandwagon, with keyboard in one hand and mouse in the other…

* * * * * * * * * *

Hours later: I had tamed Windows 10 and changed everything to suit my needs. I turned off all the obvious privacy issues and all the hidden privacy issues that I know about, due to Insider Developer status. But obvious after what happened earlier, we in the Insider Program are not told everything!

Therefore, I am reasonably happy with what I see;  anyone who worked with the beta versions of Windows 10, are seeing some changes with the final issuance of the OS. The one complaint that I had was the color white and no options to get rid of 95% white screen, on everything, white, white and more white, or light grey at times. Going blind white… (It can be changed, to black, but that is beyond most peoples realm. I changed mine…)

I was ready for this ignored suggestion of mine (give us some color) and I have a hacked theme that overrides the original themes and tells Windows 10 to become purple borders and other whatnot’s, with a flare of the basic Aero design…

Then I hacked the start menu and told it to be good and get rid of all the Metro crap. I brought back the Windows 7 menu and became happy at that point. Not ecstatic, but happy…

* * * * * * * * * *

coffeematicI am on my second cup of coffee as I think about Windows 10. As you see I am functioning and everything is working good. I still have a few things to work the bugs out of, such as the Windows 10 Explorer File manager. The new one just sucks. I will have the old one in its original format back and I had to hack the calculator to even get a link to use it. Now that is sad when the simple wonderful, used everyday calculator is removed and a trashy piece of huge junk Metro Style is implemented in place of it… Uggggrrrr!

MS gives us 30 days to think about how much we love Windows 10, if we fall out of love within 30 days of installation, there is a simple click button to revert. After 30 days, Sorry Charley…

* * * * * * * * * *

Will I keep it?

Most likely, since I already spent many hours working with a virtual version of the same OS. I like it, but it has to be tamed. It will tell on you, it will invade your privacy and it will try to do everything for you. Now that part I do not like, but, 95% of people installing this new Windows 10 will love it to death till they part. It is taking the work out of computing and allowing the humans to go brain dead, as everything is being set up to make decisions based on your past excursions on the web and within your own computer system. Soon you will just become a data blip in the masses who are online. No thinking and no imagination. You will be told what to do and you will do it…

Now that is the serious issue at hand…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

PS: I told Sveta not to install it! I told her to leave updates turned off at home. What works works and at home she is happy. If this is allowed to install at our home in Moscow, Sveta will be a grouchy girl…

That I do not want…

3 Comments

  1. […] Windows 10… Beta-Blocker be gone… Short Days and coffee thoughts… Gonna Paint Today… Bear’s Borscht… Johann Pachelbel it is a German Baroque… Ouch… Still here… Do not work… It is Saturday… Potato or Potata… How do you know? Garden harvest Starts… Vova says HI! Trip to Big Village… Russian Youth… Life is a water bucket… Always Coffee and Thoughts… Thoughts of Coffee… New Hawks… Coffee Thoughts… Raven Brigade… Sisoy… Tuesday and Village Thoughts Old Images… Always something… Life Flows… Orthodox Party Time… Walk your way… We walk the old road or try to… Side Yard… Morning of friends… Coffee is good… Berry Time… Boza, Russian families and healthy… Bestest friends… Big Village Day… Huge Storm Last Night… Feed Me… Just a guy… Bell Ringing Coffee Thoughts… It is never too late… The Moon… What do you do? Garden doing great… Park Bench… Building Again… Hungry little devils… Blessed Water… Bird Sanctuary… Fix those windows… Power power is so nice… Sunrise to Freedom and the monastery… The Russia I Live In (Part Two) Gully Washer… Coffee Pot in heaven… Another Big Village Thought Trip… Drying Wild Strawberries… It was in the dark… Mr. Hawk… Garden is growing… Yummy Tummy Time… The weather is a mixed blessing… Lunch Today… The Water Source… The Little Things Matter… My what a day… Wild Strawberries and thoughts… Sunday thoughts… George the Bird… Avto Magazine… The Garden… The Russia I Live In (Part One) Old Kodak Camera… Windows of Russia… Grocery Day Big Village… Catch that shot… Madhouse… More lazy Sunday… Lazy Saturday… Roof survived the storm… Old Village Photos Outhouse roofing… Life Is… Moth… June and cold… Sunday Market… Boza wants to fly like bird… The past is being unearthed… Another Boza Walk… Talk about windows… Mosquitoes… Water Buckets; mine and yours and tidbits Sunday and Hotdog… The Bell… In the woods… Saturday and lazy Orthodox Holiday Over Did It… This Morning… Coffee Time in the Russian Village Our Village (заря свободы) Boza the great hunter… Broken Finger… The village homes… The gates are up… Nightingale Photo Day May 13th, 2015 Laundry Day 4:38 A.M. and Boza and I out walking… Boza and Bear the bachelors… Victory Day 2015 – Good Times… The Bumble Bee Dance… Supper Time… Can you find the lizard? Just some village photos… Washed away but never gone… Sunrise to freedom the village in Russia… Almost Cried When I Finally Made it Back to Heaven Next Few Days… Coffee Village Thought Time of the Year… Winter is still strong in Russia… Time to think about the Village… (2015) Start 2015… * * * * * * * * * * End 2014… […]

  2. Arvind Ramanujam August 7, 2015

    I don’t trust Microsoft after Bill Gates left. I don’t trust any of the big software companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo etc. These are totally under the control of the American government and are absolutely corrupt. I still use those services for whatever worth they are at a cost that I can bear. It is better to use open source software — they may have a zillion security holes but that is the same for everyone.

  3. Russian_Village Post author | August 7, 2015

    Arvind Ramanujam: I agree and I use Linux for many things. Windows is one of those evils that the world has embraced and only some programs are available on Windows. If Linux was able to do everything Windows can, I would never look at Windows again. I am a Linux nut and love Puppy Linux the most of all. I am also a big fan of Linux Mint, but Ubuntu has become another Windows wannabe; just Linux based…

Comments are closed.

Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.