LOVE 'EM OR HATE 'EM WEB DESTINATIONS torrent tracking sites are backing the non-sharing of Windows 10.
Torrent sites tend not to be choosy, but Windows 10 includes features that they find too much to stomach. The features are designed to thwart piracy and see Microsoft making a lot of apparently over-reaching grabs for system and human information.
TorrentFreak (natch) is the source of the information on this and has pulled together the views of a number of providers.
We have already written about some of the controversial parts of Windows 10, which we once thought to be a gift to the internet version of Captain Pugwash, so we aren't particularly unsurprised by the torrent trackers' moves.
TorrentFreak has emails and information, internal and external, that explain the situation, and suggests that the ban is overkill and that some common sense and education would be preferred instead.
The evidence is there, though. The iTS tracking site is redirecting searchers to a YouTube video that paints a piracy piercing picture of the operating system, and offers explanatory material on its website.
That message, which has been republished on Reddit, said that the ban will remain in place until Microsoft makes changes to Windows 10.
"One of those is one of the largest anti-piracy companies called MarkMonitor. Amongst other things Windows 10 sends the contents of your local disks directly to one of their servers. Obviously this goes way too far and is a serious threat to sites like ours which is why we had to take measures."
The Fun Sharing Community (FSC) is also wielding the ban hammer, according to TorrentFreak, and the invitation-only site has told users that it will consider banning people who come to its pages via the Windows 10 route.
"As we all know, Microsoft recently released Windows 10. You as a member should know that we as a site are thinking about banning the OS from FSC," it said. "That would mean you cannot use the site with the OS installed." µ
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