I have been using Windows 10 off and on since October of 2014, and as the operating system on my main computer since January 22nd of this year. I honestly could not see me moving back to an older version ever. The improvements to Windows 10 are both dramatic and subtle, and the improvements keep occurring even this shortly after launch. Better for the desktop, better for the tablet, and a platform than runs on practically any computer system. Windows 10 is here, and Microsoft has made a bold statement with it. It is the return of the old, plus the addition of the new, all in a package that works very well on a huge variety of devices.
Just be sure to ignore all the crappy Metro applications, and you’ll be fine with Windows 10.
“Just be sure to ignore all the crappy Metro applications, and you’ll be fine with Windows 10.”
Avoiding Metro applications is actually a very easy thing to do with Windows 10 considering that nobody is forcing you to use them. Traditional desktop applications work just fine on Windows 10, so I’m not sure why you feel the need to continue to complain about “Metro” applications every time Windows 10 gets mentioned.
Even Microsoft has obviously acknowledged that they aren’t the be all, end all. (See Skype deprecating their “Metro” app in favor of their desktop version.)
Not to mention the fact that they’re not all crappy. The Windows 10 calculator is frankly awesome, and I dare you to find a better stock calculator app anywhere. The calendar and mail apps need to bake for a bit longer, but they are usable, and it’s not like there aren’t literally dozens of alternatives available. Edge is actually shaping up very nicely.
Also, for devices like the Surface Pro 3, some of the “Metro” apps are a godsend when you want to ditch the keyboard for some couch surfing and light productivity work. This is what makes Windows 10 awesome. Full blown desktop and gaming capabilities when you need it, and simple, lightweight touch screen tablet functionality when you want it. Let me know when Apple and Google catch up to Microsoft on this one.
Windows 10 isn’t perfect, but I honestly think it’s miles ahead of its competition.
Edited 2015-08-31 17:25 UTC