With all due respect to Mr. Thurrott, W7 users hold the largest, desktop OS market share. The figures I've seen run at approx 60% for W7. XP is at approx 12%, Vista 2% and W8 + 8.1 combined at approx 16%. His perspective that much of the privacy "nuts'" concerns previously existed and have already been experienced in W8 therefore there's nothing to see here, has no logic. He excluded other privacy concerns from his article, like telemetry etc. He also didn't include this example from the MSFT Privacy Statement : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/default.aspx If you have any reason whatsoever to mistrust MSFT and/or question its ability to protect your data from hackers, there's plenty to be wary of in W10. That doesn't make me or anyone else, ipso facto, a nut or tinfoil hat wearer.