Well, I've been using Windows 10 since October as part of the insider program and it's been performing pretty well.
As far as Sparta/Edge (or whatever fancy name they're giving it) none of my customers use it so I honestly don't care.
Just for the sake of if I've tested the sites, they work flawlessly so I'm happy that M$ is not reinventing anything.
My version stopped working when a update hung and I had to force it to shut down.
I should have put it on some old hardware laying around and seen what it would o there instead of the VM.
The RTM version would not even load into the VM.
So I have not messed with it since.
I have no time-facts of how much 10 faster than 7 (I know it is faster), but sometimes to upgrade a full system (with all the applications) takes so much time that you can't gain back in 10 years...
You need drivers if you use new hardware - which is the case of must-have (and I told 'if you have no reason')...
As for support...Windows 7 have it till 2020, and until that alone we will see 2 brand-new versions of Windows...
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.
Same here. I write WinForms applications and a few ASP.Net ones. I've played with the previews and seen that all my code runs fine on the platform. My main development box is on 8.1 and all the rest are on 7. There isn't a single feature in 10 that compels me to go through another round of upgrades so I've "locked down" and blocked the update.
My wife has a tablet/top thingy (Lenovo Yoga) with 8.1 and it's nearly unusable for old dogs like me.
I tried a CTP of 10 a few months back (on a regular laptop) and it was much better.
But I won't jump to anything new. The next time I need to build a system, I'll install what I think best at that time. So I'll stick with seven for now.
Actually I would like to thank Microsoft for Windows 8. Apart from the odd foray into embedded OS's and Unix, I been a MS-DOS then Windows man since the late 80's.
When my home computer died the replacement inevitably came with 8.1; I found it so awkward to use, and the pastel desktop so naff, that I was finally forced to put some effort into learning and switching to Linux.
So thank you Microsoft for getting me going with Linux.
I am a Windows fan, always will be. But saying that it is an excellent news is wrong; or false to an extent. Although, there are many great news along with Windows 10, Cortana integration with other applications, Universal Application Platform and many more. I cannot wait to get my hands dirty for Cortana! Even though, when I asked her "Cortana, would you date me", she answered, "A circle may be infinite but my answers are not". *broke my heart*.
But, I cannot say it is an excellent news for me. There are many APIs that Microsoft has been teaching for years and which are still not implemented. They're simply creating new steps on a broken staircase. Listen, a good product or framework is which is resilient and is robust from ground up, built on a solid establishment from bottom to top. Many things are missing, or at least ambiguous which provide a tough time for developers.
If a solution to a problem (for you) is to search on Google, look for the first article, copy/paste the source code in your own application and run it to get the results. Then, Voila! Windows 10 is an excellent news for you.
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