Goodness me, I am miffed with Microsoft. The recent Windows 10 update reset all my privacy settings, customisations and firewall rules – without any notice of intent to do so. And it reinstalled all the crapware tile apps I’d studiously removed previously. I am seriously irked!
@raretrack I really wish they couldn't get away with this behavior, but evidence suggests otherwise. :/
@raretrack Now you see, this is why there's Linux. I like Ubuntu MATE and Manjaro, personally. I hear OpenSUSE is pretty good too.
@raretrack Apple do stuff like this too apparently, heard they turned on cloud backup for iOS with an OS update.
Suck up all that data people didn't want to share.
Use #Linux as the main host OS (or the maturing #Qubes OS which is a hybrid of Xen+Linux) and then run Wine-incompatible software with #virtualization like #Virtualbox . Then you can disable its network/web access and do not need to worry about that bit, which essentially is not part of the software's scope.
Other SW that DO need web access: run those in separate Virtualboxes.
"(...) run those in separate Virtualboxes."
- should read:
"(...) run those in separate #virtualMachine (s) ."
I don't know if you have heard about this already, but a program called OOShutup can help you manage them, and will save your preferred settings so you can revert after an update!
@raretrack I've been using O&O ShutUp10 to manage the privacy settings issue.
Basically: Win10 will almost always reset these settings upon update, so it's worth making it part of your update procedure.
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