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I fully agree. In addition, todays IT industry tends to produce devices and softwer not for people who do real work. And that is the gigantic mistake in the case of Windows OS. Microsoft CEOs should take in consideration that what works for Apple and Samsung doesn't work for them.
Bleh. It's really not that bad for developing MVC web apps, console apps, windows services on (I consider this real work). I've been running it as my main development machine for a while now... it's really not the worst. Windows 8 was the worst. Obviously I wish it was all 'lighter' feeling with less garbage though...
I was fighting the urge to comment, but I became overwhelmed with the gnawing feeling that my words just had to be heard (the inner narcissist was speaking to me).
As a developer across multiple platforms (desktop, services for servers, web, etc, etc), I'd state that Windows 10 has been pretty darn good for me. It is faster than the previous iterations, it tends not to get bogged down as much (but Visual Studio 2017 can sometimes be a pig), and if you ignore all those tile things in the start menu (who looks at those?), it is a very productive machine.
Now for something completely different...
Then the gamer in me - my beast of a machine that powers my gaming (sad that this isn't my development PC) is also top notch running Windows 10. Best framerates, no slow downs once again, and of course, compatibility with the wide genre of games is important. I'm a steamhead that occasionally dabbles in the Microsoft Store (to grab GoW), but not really a fan.
The addition of the Linux bash shell to Windows 10, the speed at which it operates, and the ability to "pretty much" have access to anything by just typing a few characters in the start menu is a dream come true.
For the sad panda side:
I upgraded to the Creator's Update. First issue was that on my gaming PC, my 4k monitor became washed out. Frustrating and angering at first, but I found that if you allow NVidia to control your HDR, and turn off the new Windows 10 setting for HDR, inner peace with your machine can be found.
Next, I typed a simple multiplication problem into the search bar (I use Cortana a lot for my go-to calculator), and it asked me if I wanted to search the web... That appears to be fixed this morning, but wasn't yesterday for some reason.
So is it perfect? Not really? Do the tiles do anything for me, other than serve as decorative nonsense on my start menu? Nope. But is it the best environment for my purposes so far? Yup...
Not saying 10 doesn't work or is wrong, [and mentioned elsewhere inevitably will have to go 10], but as you point out there's still some built-in niggles plus work stopping glitches with almost every upgrade.
I prefer the system be more settled, so each day when I start I can go stright to what I want/need to do, not have a highish probability I to fix something first.
It's typical early adopter woes, something I prefer to avoid.
With windows, previous versions just as much, the 'early' phase is up to 2 years.
I can see eventually no choice but to go 10 (11, 12),
Although classic shell does make things 'more familiar' there's more I'd like to see fixed. i.e. complete block on ms data theft, choice on updates, banish metro ...
fixed (adj): give full and proper control of a machine to it's owner.
If ms doesn't provide these then good quality 3rd party utils/hacks are fine. Yeah I know some are already out there, but currently somewhat rusty/leaky/breaky.
(Plus just did fresh 7 clean-install to fix weirdness caused by vs-15/17, enough pain for 1 year.)
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