Thoughts on Windows 10

Did Microsoft finally pull it off with Windows 10?! YES they did! Is it really better then our beloved Windows 7? YES I believe it is. I have a PC running 7, should I upgrade? Yes. Running 8.1? YES, get that junk out of the way! So, yes, I’m not joking when I say this: Microsoft is again the exciting company I once enjoyed. Surely, thanks to their new CEO, Satya Nadella.

Now their vision has become reality: One OS to rule them all. PC, tablet and smartphone. Will it be enough to return Microsoft to the forefront of profitability? I don’t know, only time will tell. But I will tell you what I do know based on my experience with Windows 10, so far.

Last weekend, I’ve upgraded my boring PC down in the basement, from Windows 7 Home Premium. I liked what I saw. But more importantly, liked how it felt. Windows 10 is not like 8.1 at all. It is finally tuned for all devices, so obviously feels great on my old PC. No more of that tablet’ish GUI crap. It’s a PC desktop at last. Back, is the Start button but with a twist of freshness, with live tiles. Also, an all new Control Panel – A much refreshed change. Now it’s more clear where to locate stuff. Very slick and modern. Oh and that new browser called Edge that replaces IE,  it’s beautiful, fast and feels light. Easily, a browser that matches the prowess of Chrome and Firefox. IE is still there though, for the nostalgic I guess.

But, for me, here’s the real kicker. Because, who cares for a stupid old PC sitting there like a brick, right? The kicker is when I installed it on my recently purchased Asus tablet. It came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. And for a budget tablet, it was a very shitty experience too. I was about to return it for a refund because it was just bad…until I thought, let’s upgrade this sucker to Windows 10. Upgrading is free anyways, right? Well, great decision. My crappy tablet suddenly feels good, thanks to Windows 10. Switched to Tablet Mode it’s a thing of beauty. And a keeper. It’s no iOS or Android but Microsoft is definitely on the right path. Any full grown PC apps work. It’s a tablet experience but more powerful. Love it. They did it their own way combining the best of the two most popular OS’s and adding their best too.

So, stop reading this. Go get Windows 10 now.