Windows 10 is the latest iteration of the Microsoft operating systems and has been optimized for home PC performance in a wide variety of applications from serious work to after-hours gaming.
- Several multi-factor authentication options such as Windows Hello
- Redesigned start menu is much more user friendly and streamlined than previous iterations
- Included security suite has a firewall for security and can even offer full disk encryption
- Faster boot up times than previous operating systems on many computers
- Compatable with almost any software you could want to use
- Wide spread adoption means that most users are already familiar with the Windows 10 interface
- User friendly interface with ample customization
- Microsoft has already announced plans for very long term (10+ years) suppport for the Winows 10 operating system
- Expensive Licenses
- Windows 10 sends some information back to Microsoft
Microsoft's Windows 10 was released in mid-2015 and was intended to usurp the preceding Windows 8. Operating systems are designed as something of a middleman that can take the binary gibberish that computers understand and convert it into something easy on the eyes and user-friendly. As far as operating systems go Windows has for a long time now held a vast majority share of the market which allows them to continue to position themselves as the most broadly compatible operating system out there. Almost any software you can think of will run on Windows, which is harder to say for Apple's operating systems and if you don't know how to write in code then don't expect to have any program reliably running on most Linux based operating systems. Windows has gone beyond simply creating a pleasing and streamlined user interface with the Windows 10 OS, but includes a wide variety of additional features. For one, most Windows installations come with the windows office suite which includes several productivity softwares such as Microsoft Word and Excel. This allows you to use your computer for writing documents, making spreadsheets, or even slideshow presentations. Windows also includes a number of security features in Windows 10. The operating system comes with an option to activate multi-factor authentication, including the new Windows hello feature which uses IR sensors in some webcams to recognize a user's face and only unlock the computer when the appropriate user is in front of it. Windows 10 also includes a firewall to help secure your internet connection. Finally, some versions of Windows 10 even have a software called BitLocker which can encrypt your entire hard drive so nobody will be able to decipher files or personal information they take off of your computer. Many users have complained that Windows sends user information back to Microsoft, and this is true, but the information being reported can be changed in the settings to only report critical information such as crash reports. Despite its drawbacks Windows continues to dominate the market for operating systems, and for good reason. It is by far the most full-featured and widely compatible software out there and makes use simple and even fun.
In 2 words it sucks!! I have 10 computers in my office the newest and most powerful Dell machines have windows 10 the others are windows 7...Windows 7 is 100 times faster about doing anything. I always get a knot in my stomach if a windows 10 machine needs to reboot it wont be ready until tomorrow to do anything...I am currently evaluating Linux based OS's as a future alternative...Frankly as a business I can not afford the waste of time windows 10 is. My business is a engineering business and everyone is very tech savvy, having tried all of the tricks to windows 10, frankly it is a horrible excuse for software. I am done with this crap...and by the way gave this crap 1 star because I could not give it negative infinity.
Windows 10 is horrible! I hate it with a burning passion! (Thanksfully, I Googled how to disable GWX long before it malware-hijacked my computer like so many other pour souls who can't afford to have Windows 7 reinstalled.) Apparently, Microsoft doesn't care about giving desktop users an experience that is good for them. We don't want windowless apps (I always had to restart my PC any time a window-less app started, often without even my consent, because I couldn't figure out how to turn those gosh-aweful things off back during the year I tried to endure Windows 8.1 on my laptop - thankfully never my main PC!). We don't want your flat, lifeless GUI that looks like it was designed by a 3-year old. We don't want Windows going full-on tyrant and taking away our ability to control updates. We don't want to have our PC turned into a brick when the internet goes down. We don't want to pay a yearly subscription to play solitare and minesweeper. We don't want live icons (blocky icons that look terrible) slowing down our start menu. Practically no one like Cortana. Need I go on? I know customer service dies a LONG time ago, but this is just plain ridiculous! It's MY computer, not Microsoft's. When will they realize this?
If Windows Vista was purgatory, Windows 10 is Hell. Windows Vista was widely considered to be the worst version since Windows ME, but the suffering was only temporary and ended when Windows 7 was released. Shortly after Windows 10 was released, MS announced that they planned to release a newer version of Windows NEVER. So far they have been true to their word. What they have released is a series of forced updates that have caused unimaginable grief for it's users. Most users have been forced to just suck it up and keep using this piece of rubbish. I am hiding out in Windows 8.1 until either Linux gets commercial software support or MS comes to their senses and releases something better.
Windows 10 is a cobbled together mess. Features of Windows 7 & 8 have been downgraded or removed, customization options have been curtailed, settings are spread between UIs, replacement apps have fewer features or are combined with others to create convoluted messes, changing default apps is a pain and nags you to switch back to MS programs, fresh installs are loaded with bloatware, MS tracks tons of info about users that isn't needed for the OS to run... I could go on, but I think that's enough to justify a 1 star rating.
I have not upgraded to Windows 10 for several reasons the most important being I believe it to be inaduquate to my expectations from all the reviews I have read it just does not work well. I have windows 7 which is extremely efficient and even XP before that now there is NO benefit to any users by these upgrades they are wolves in sheeps clothing saying they ware looking after their customer base and provide them with the latest blah blah blah. You know the story it is ALWAYS in our best interest they do the upgrades but I have a view that says it is in THEIR best interest to get us using their new systems for a variety of reasons monetary and spyware being up there IMO so I am actively seeking anything rather than another microsoft software because there arrogance sickens me and angers me. I think they believe the world cannot survive without them but then so did IBM and they became a minor player in the industry for their arrogance and dismissing mannerisms. I encourage everyone to learn more and use other systmes and give Microsoft the funeral they deserve by banning them and their software. They get away with it because of inaction and of course it will probably stay the same because people just want steady supply and they tolerate steady even if it sucks. I have had it with all these big companies and am just about to the point of saying to hell with it I will go back to outdoor activities again and give it all the ASS
Keeps giving App conflicts which makes my laptop hang. Hard shut down to solve it. Loses sound for no reason. It just does not work like it should. Looking at Linux or going back to Windows 7. Windows 10 does not work like it should. Always a problem somewhere specially after the recent update.
It is absolute rubbish, I am sick fed up of Microsoft trying to control everything I want to do. There is no pleasure in using it.I used to enjoy Publisher,my photo's etc, you can not even find them now or you find them by chance in three separate places, or three of the same as LG together.Dinkie
Windows 10 totally messed up my laptop after it upgraded to windows 10 v1903, my half of the keyboard does not work, the audio is like hell i have to manually put it audio to mute, i have to figure it out now how to get my other half keyboard working ,i would prefer Windows 7 is the best & windows 8.1 are better for kids games