September 4, 2022 Subject:
Microsoft .... leftovers?
Seems that Snip & Sketch is still installed and backgroundTaskHost.exe connected to internet with destination: 126.96.36.199/2.
I've installed only 2 applications, my antivirus and AMD graphics software.
April 18, 2022 Subject:
After reading there was a modified windows 10 with all the spyware removed, I thought wow that sounds great! So I grabbed it and put it on a virtual machine. This is what I've found...
• You are not an administrator, there is a hidden account called administrator. When you remove the administrator accounts password and login under administrator, it logs you off as soon as you log on.
• The account has a username and password right off the bat, that you must find in the description and type in. For what reason, I have no clue!
• Your created account has limitations, you are not a true administrator.
• If you don't want to type in a password at every action, you have to perform CMD edits. You cannot disable UAC.
• The image of windows has pre-installed software like office and VLC. Some people don't want these on there...
This would be nice if all the creator did was remove bloatware and spyware, but they got carried away and changed fundamental aspects of the operating system to where the average user has no idea how to revert the changes IE password, admin privileges, etc.
March 9, 2022 Subject:
These guys are amateurs.
I just tried this and I have to say it absolutely SUCKS. It's so locked down you basically can't do anything.
I needed a fresh install of Windows 10 in Virtualbox for a big Geocities release I'm doing. It required mounting a Linux EXT4 file system hard drive which you can do in powershell. The commands didn't even work. I actually got ERRORS running basic commands in Powershell, even while ran in administrator.
Nope. I knew when I saw the VLC icon I shouldn't have installed it. VLC has blown for years now. MPC-BE x64 with the madVR codec is better by far.
January 6, 2022 Subject:
Not sure why a project with a focus on privacy forces users to register to Telegram, which requires your phone number, in order to download... Hopefully they switch to an Element server soon. I downloaded the ISO from the Torrent (didn't take long with all the seeders). Here's the hashes for the ISO: