1. brainout commented on the forum thread Win 8.1 Update and Update 2 in the PC World Alumni group
    Frankly, you don't need big data: you need common sense. If you make a washing machine, what do YOU need it to do well, is also what I need it to do well. The differences in our occupation, personality, age don't matter. We all need certain things from the product. We need it to be reliable, we need…
  2. brainout commented on the forum thread Win 8.1 Update and Update 2 in the PC World Alumni group
    MSFT clearly has lost understanding of what constitutes a good OS design. Has no common sense. Common sense would never design tiles, let alone forcibly-grouped tiles you can't move easily or use via some menu, to reorder them in some defined group you create. Common sense would never create something…
  3. brainout commented on the forum thread Win 8.1 Update and Update 2 in the PC World Alumni group
    MSFT is not interested in me. Clearly, they never listen to their customers, only pretend to do it, evidenced by the 'Insiders' being treated like children (oh they get rewards of special and truly childish 'wallpaper' as a 'thank you', and questionnaires which ask about what you like to do in your…
  4. brainout commented on the forum thread Win 8.1 Update and Update 2 in the PC World Alumni group
    I'm gonna accept it, as this machine will never have confidential information, and I will not give them my real birthdate. They can go fish. Others will realize that also over time, and this will turn out to be the biggest lawsuit-generator in history. BETTER OPTION WHICH MSFT SHOULD PICK BUT WON'T:…
  5. brainout commented on the forum thread Win 8.1 Update and Update 2 in the PC World Alumni group
    Among these 'updates' is the infamous KB3035583, which MSFT doesn't tell you is the nag key to update to Windows 10. Its KB article coyly says that the update enables you to get enhancements available to Win7 and 8, not specifying what they are. What will happen (and yes I will do it), is that once…
  6. brainout commented on the forum thread Win 8.1 Update and Update 2 in the PC World Alumni group
    Then looking for updates using the Start Screen, that's a mess beyond belief. You're forced to full-screen window, and when you try to drag it off full screen, it only crabs sideways, and as soon as you stop dragging it goes back to full size. No idea how to stop that. You are bombarded with all kinds…
  7. brainout commented on the forum thread Win 8.1 Update and Update 2 in the PC World Alumni group
    And don't forget to opt out of One Drive. That is an AUTO-BACKUP system which if you opt in, copies everything on your hard drive to the cloud. While you type then, it auto-backs up. So now your stuff is in the cloud whether you like it or not. Worse, if you opted out, it STILL does that, so you…