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Windows 10 goes live this week. As a developer, is this good news or bad news?

Survey period: 27 Jul 2015 to 3 Aug 2015

Your app will run on phone, PCs,the XBox, but you'll have to learn new APIs, but you get new features, but now you have Yet Another Platform to test on... How does it balance out for you?

Windows 10 is excellent news for me30315.65
Windows 10 is a positive development56529.18
It means nothing to me either way51526.60
It's not good news for me673.46
Windows 10 will make my life a living Hell48625.10

GeneralI'm waiting Pin
RomTibi1-Aug-15 9:12
RomTibi1-Aug-15 9:12 
GeneralWindows 10 is a positive development Pin
Dharmesh .S. Patil30-Jul-15 22:26
professionalDharmesh .S. Patil30-Jul-15 22:26 
GeneralDon't care so much Pin
Nelek28-Jul-15 11:13
protectorNelek28-Jul-15 11:13 
GeneralBit Premature Pin
Wastedtalent28-Jul-15 0:51
professionalWastedtalent28-Jul-15 0:51 
GeneralPositive Eventually Pin
cjb11027-Jul-15 21:35
cjb11027-Jul-15 21:35 
GeneralCouldn't care less... Pin
Oshtri Deka27-Jul-15 11:38
professionalOshtri Deka27-Jul-15 11:38 
General10 is the last version? Pin
jkirkerx27-Jul-15 7:57
professionaljkirkerx27-Jul-15 7:57 
GeneralMaybe After SP3 Pin
W Balboos, GHB27-Jul-15 6:36
W Balboos, GHB27-Jul-15 6:36 
GeneralYour app will run on phone, PCs,the XBox Pin
Rob Philpott27-Jul-15 4:22
Rob Philpott27-Jul-15 4:22 
GeneralOh here it comes... Pin
Ron Anders27-Jul-15 3:51
Ron Anders27-Jul-15 3:51 
GeneralPros and Cons PinPopular
FIorian Schneidereit27-Jul-15 3:13
FIorian Schneidereit27-Jul-15 3:13 
With the RTM release of VS 2015 a few days ago, I decided to go mad and set up an old new development PC based on Windows 10 Pro (Build 10240) for testing purposes. Now here are some Pros and Cons so far...

Pro: It's better than 8/8.1, obviously, but only if you were using Store apps and hated the fact that they are forced full-screen, and if you were missing your Start menu. Performance-wise, I don't feel much of a difference compared to 8/8.1, but it seems to be more memory efficient than 7 was.

Pro: Task View (virtual desktops). Available via Sysinternals for ages, but the now built-in ability to run multiple desktops on a single monitor side-by-side is a very welcome addition.

Pro: Improved console (Strg-V! and some other welcome features).

Con: Start menu. For every Windows 7 user, this is definitely a downgrade. It looks nice, but it lacks so many features of the old one that I don't even know where to start. Pinning traditional Win32 applications with static icons as tiles doesn't make any sense if you don't use any or just a few apps. The All Programs (now All Apps) view is an alphabetical ordered list, without any kind of modification options (no context menus).

Con: Design. There are so many inconsistencies in font sizes and layout (especially when it comes to grid alignment) across the system and built-in apps, and at least six different styles of context menus. Plus, the worst visual theme since XP with enforced white title bars (fortunately, there is a hack to bring colorization back, but not without bugs).

After all, what I really don't like is the phone-ization (or mobile-ization) of the OS. I still struggle to find a reason why I need apps with hamburger menus instead of rich traditional menu bars, live tiles, or a notification center on my laptop. It's great on the phone without a question, I really like it there, but on a traditional PC it just feels out of place, too simplified, at least in my opinion.

Then there is the dumb-ification on every other corner of the system. The Settings app is no sufficient replacement for the still more powerful Control Panel, but because some stuff has already been removed from the latter, I now have to do some extra clicks just to find myself back at Control Panel for the more advanced stuff. For example, try a task as simple as changing the power plan - it no longer works by a simple click on the battery icon, you now have to go to the Settings app first, just to be redirected to the old Control Panel page where you can make the selection like back in the Vista days. The same goes for date/time and network settings. I'd like to have one place for all settings, and not one for simple and one for advanced.

Last but not least, the cloud-ification. I don't like it, simply because of the fact that the stuff is being forced on everybody, without an option to fully disable or uninstall it (OneDrive and Cortana, for example). At least OneDrive can be disabled and hidden via Group Policy, but Cortana is required to run in the background even if you disabled the personal assistant feature as it powers normal Search as well.
GeneralRe: Pros and Cons Pin
Nish Nishant27-Jul-15 7:07
sitebuilderNish Nishant27-Jul-15 7:07 
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User 418025428-Jul-15 6:33
User 418025428-Jul-15 6:33 
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Nelek28-Jul-15 11:11
protectorNelek28-Jul-15 11:11 
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Marc Clifton29-Jul-15 1:39
mvaMarc Clifton29-Jul-15 1:39 
GeneralRe: Pros and Cons Pin
Erik Burd29-Jul-15 9:28
professionalErik Burd29-Jul-15 9:28 
GeneralWait and see Pin
Mike Hankey27-Jul-15 1:30
mveMike Hankey27-Jul-15 1:30 
GeneralI don't honestly know. PinPopular
OriginalGriff27-Jul-15 0:21
mveOriginalGriff27-Jul-15 0:21 
GeneralRe: I don't honestly know. Pin
Slacker00727-Jul-15 0:51
professionalSlacker00727-Jul-15 0:51 
GeneralOh, Vienna Pin
chriselst26-Jul-15 22:40
professionalchriselst26-Jul-15 22:40 
GeneralI will need to test Windows 10 first... Pin
Johnny J.26-Jul-15 22:21
professionalJohnny J.26-Jul-15 22:21 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
27-Jul-15 9:54
professionalN_tro_P27-Jul-15 9:54 
GeneralI have an eye on Sparta Pin
AlexCode26-Jul-15 21:48
professionalAlexCode26-Jul-15 21:48 
GeneralRe: I have an eye on Sparta Pin
KarstenK26-Jul-15 22:07
mveKarstenK26-Jul-15 22:07 
GeneralRe: I have an eye on Sparta Pin
AlexCode27-Jul-15 11:21
professionalAlexCode27-Jul-15 11:21 

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