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    I’ve been using Windows 10 for a while now and I had no idea that people felt this way about it. It’s vastly improved from Windows 8.1 (start menu is back, yay!).

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      I’ve been out of the Windows ecosystem since I retired my XP workstation, thank goodness, but it’s kind of funny to see that bringing the Start Menu back counts as a step forward. One wonders where the platform went in the meantime.

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        I’m not saying it’s a step forward, just that:

        Microsoft has irreversibly ruined the Windows name with Windows 10. Most of the customer’s trust has pretty much eroded.

        Is a tad bit hyperbolic.

        If anything, Microsoft has irreversible ruined the Windows name with Windows {Vista,8}.

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        To be frank, I don’t really have a hate on Windows 8+. I actually kinda like them. I do believe 8 was a mess, but it was a mess I can still get through. 8.1 fixed some of what’s wrong with 8, but it was still not quite a lot fixed. At the end, I’m not resistent for change, so I can quite easily adapt to it quite easily, and slowly develop my acceptance overtime.

        As for 10, I was really enthusiastic on watching the new features take shape during the early Insider builds, but when I got ahold of it on release day, it was… kinda underwhelming. At the end of the day it’s still a computer, and it’s still just another iteration of an operating system.

        Sure, the whole Windows Insider thing has generated quite a lot of hype, seeing new builds pop out just sort of got me all hyped and stuff, and when I acually got ahold of it I was all like “yeah, have seen this before, moving on”.

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          At least by now there are enough tools to disable the phoning home of everything.

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          It seems to me that Microsoft is experimenting with its OS. The future is clearly mobile, but there are still people who buy computers just to run Facebook and such.

          We’ve relived this many times: DOS to Windows, 3.1 to 95, and such. The difference now is that we’re in the “long tail” of desktop operating systems; what’s released in the next few years may be the last UI that’s developer for computers, and maybe even the last computers (as we understand them now) that are produced.

          Trying to converge the OS of a phone/tablet and a desktop computer is a difficult task. As a developer, I personally prefer the OSX approach, where everything is “like in old times” with a few improvements that I don’t use (dashboard, launchpad, etc). I also found that OSX is a bit easier to use for regular users, like moms and old uncles, precisely because its UI is super stable.

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            For me, 10 is very buggy - lots of bugs with virtual desktops and Edge. I should have stuck with 8.1, probably the most stable and fastest release that I’ve seen come out of MS.