Over 60% of Windows users would switch to MacOS for more privacy

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

There are many users who are considering ditching their Windows PCs, mostly because of reports suggesting that Microsoft is collecting a large amount of data from devices running Windows 10.

Because of this, current Windows 10 users might become Mac users sometime in the near future. Actually, according to a study made by OnePoll, over 60% of the US public who regularly use Windows would consider switching to MacOS.

The same study says that in the UK, around 67% Windows users are currently considering the switch to MacOS, and 15% of them say they will definitely ditch Windows 10 in favor MacOS. However, around 39% users from the US and 33% from the US will not dump Windows OS and move to MacOS, no matter how much data Microsoft is gathering from their computers.

The poll results come after the French National Data Protection Commission ordered Microsoft to fix multiple privacy failings in Windows 10. The commission pointed out three specific cases where it found that Windows 10 collects too much data from a computer.In addition, the Windows 10 installs an advertising identifier by default, which is allowing Microsoft to monitor browsing activity. In other words, it can use this information to target those users with specific advertises.

In addition, the Windows 10 installs an advertising identifier by default, which allows Microsoft to monitor browsing activity. In other words, it can use this information to target those users with targeted ads.

On the other hand, we can clearly say that Windows 10 is way better than the Windows 8. However, Microsoft will have to show that the company cares about user privacy or it will quickly notice how many of them decide to switch to MacOS.

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