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After the Win 10 Anniversary Upgrade, there was a brief period when herself's desktop was plagued with sudden freezes. On the web we learnt that this was a common issue on machines with multiple drives installed. However, Microsoft seems to have fixed it with the next update. All Windows 10 machines in our household are now very stable, and I am very pleased with the fact that I did upgrade to 10.
I feel that 10 is now as good as 7 was, and better. I wonder what the experiences of other CPians are with Win 10?
All but one machine I have run Windows 10. I haven't had any real issues other than older software not updating to support Windows 10 and all of the spyware that comes with it. You have to jump through hoops and install more software to slow the bleeding of information on to the net.
When you are dead, you won't even know that you are dead. It's a pain only felt by others.
It's not as good as 7 was - it still doesn't feel "together" with a massive difference between "Metro" and "Actually usable" apps. It's still ugly. It spies on you constantly, does it's damnedest to annoy you into using Bong, and it's forgotten the gentle art of "letting the user decide when to reboot or upgrade the OS".
There are hard stats on usage here: Windows 10 market share growth just barely has a pulse • The Register[^] and the graph makes interesting reading: Win10 is pretty much only used on the monitored sites at weekends. Which means that private users have installed it - because it was free, probably - and businesses have said "no way, Jose".
Interesting that MS couldn't even give it away successfully, even when they tried (and boy! Did they try!) to force it down users throats.
It's stable, yes. But ... so was Win7 on the same machine in my experience. And "Joe Average User" (rather than us technical bods) generally finds it confusing and annoying - especially the apps which come with it.
Do I like it? No. I use it, yes - but mostly so I can provide support to friends who are using it. Not because I think it's better in any realistic way than Win 7.
Sorry, MS. But it's a clunker that's far too much "Windows 8 SP2" than "Windows 7 but better".
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
I vehemently dislike it. Even though they bandaged many of the UI problems I had with 8 they are still obviously pushing for a more "cellphone-style" UI. Easier and safer for your average user yet frustrating and unwieldy for your advanced users. Then you slap on top of that the fact Microsoft is installing even more bloatware than ever even going so far as to install some that measurably impact system performance (I'm looking at you XBox Game DVR). Add to that the fact 10 has been plagued with OS-breaking bugs basically since it came out and I'm fine sticking with 7. I could rant more but that's the gist of it. I like something simple, efficient, and customizable. In that regard even 7 isn't perfect but with a little bit of command-line magic you can beat it into submission. Bye bye Security Center, see you in hell
In proper (what you would call British) English, the verb "to table" has the totally opposite meaning - if we table an amendment, we bring it to the attention of the participants. In wrong (US) English, if you table an amendment you don't discuss it any more. We put it on the table, you hide it under the table.
I'm an optoholic - my glass is always half full of vodka.
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