Microsoft have done it again, dished up another pageful of porn to open up on my desktop and seer my eyeballs with things I don't want to see. Seriously Microsoft, I didn't sign up for the latest and greatest operating system (sic) in order to have porn shoved down my throat almost every day.
Is it a virus causing porn on my desktop? No.
Is it a set of pages i have visited pushing porn on my desktop? No.
Is it Microsoft Edge behaving as Microsoft has intended it to behave? Yes!!
I carefully changed all the settings in MS Edge to open a set of pages I want to have open when I start that browser. As ME (remember when ME used to stand for a seriously debilitating viral disease and now it stands for a seriously debilitating viral computer disease) is not and never will be my default browser I use it to open pages that I use regularly, jump backwards and forwards to but are not my main internet browsing.
Now, the latest updates (sic) to ME ( remember Microsoft ME? The crappiest operating system they ever put out that wouldn't work correctly, crashed, failed to save settings and made its users lives miserable? - sound familiar? ME vII) has reset all the settings, I'm getting stupid pages telling me I can:
- view, edit and save (and that's BS as the ability to save is removed)
- starts with My News Feed(sic - it's click bait and porn and gossip and wont even print, little less save)
- and feeding me porn and gossip and click bait
Porn? Yup. I consider photos of half dressed women flashing their bits and pieces and parading around in their under wear or less porn. I consider up-skirt shots of celebrities getting out of their cars porn, I consider cropped half naked pictures and salacious imagery of ever more scantily clad / bikini-ed, fashion manikins, porn. When I was young, images like that only appeared on the front pages of Penthouse and Mayfair and Playboy, were kept on the top shelves of dairy and garages and normally wrapped in paper bags to stop kids being exposed to them.
What is worse than porn is the BS click bait. Brad, met Jen in a hotel room and Angelina is furious. BS!!!! She wouldn't talk to scum raking magazines like the Womens Weekly and let them in on her closest secrets or personal anguish. She's not that dumb or desperate.
And talking of Women's Weakly - what in hades is it doing being included in something called a news feed. It's not news and it certainly doesn't feed the soul, quite the opposite. It's the lobotomy of the gossiping masses. Trivia, rumours, gossip and out right lies told my donkey holes with nothing better to do than perv on other people for a living.
Here's the thing (to coin a modern phrase) Microsoft. My kids use these computers. my kids are young and still impressionable and innocent ( and long may that last). They don't want to be confronted with graphic violence, sex scandals, suicides, animal killings, foul mouthed hacker rants (seriously - you consider that news?) , Isis beheadings, scare mongering terrorist warnings, and worst of all Hikia Parata's latest stupidity on their screen. Their screen was set to show Diamond Minecraft You Tube Channels, People are awesome videos and those parent dementing humour channels designed for the modern child ( I dont think I can stand hearing a duck looking for grapes, ever again.).
Unfortunately you cannot remove Edge from your system and as I have discovered, you cannot stop MS changing the MS advertising and feeds it shows ( isn't that illegal? similar to the anti-trust issues they had?)
So Microsoft, if you choose to show explicit materials, violence, gossip and inappropriate advertising to my kids I will take action. My computer, My kids, my way - not yours.
PS - Minecraft still sucks on windows 10, fails to load, crashes, runs like a dog - but is excellent on windows 7.
PPS - Mint Linux - now being introduced into one school via my help - and they are loving it - their network runs faster too - less crap and 'news' being beamed down all the time.