The much anticipated windows 10 is here. We bring you the experts early reviews & opinions on the latest OS by Microsoft.
Windows 10 is all about balancing the demands of different users. It’s not just business users with desktop PCs and keyboards, versus tablet users. Windows is for sensors and data centres and Windows Phone and Xbox One as well as tablets and laptops and desktop PCs and giant wall screens and all the devices in between (at least in Microsoft’s ambitions).
What we have, at present, is a fast, functional OS that that is equally at home on a beefy gaming rig as it is on a Surface tablet. It does everything you expect it to, and bakes in all of the improvements Windows 8 brought to bear. Both Cortana and Edge have a long road ahead of them before they’ll supplant Google’s vicelike grip on my digital life, but the novelty of dictating emails and requests to my PC is not lost on me. And then there’s the price: free, for those upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8.
The bottom line is that Windows 10 is a great operating system. Indeed it’s fair to say even at this early stage that it’s the best Windows yet. It’s not perfect, of course, and there will undoubtedly be bugs that need fixing, so expect patches and updates very soon.
What I can confidently say about Windows 10 is that it makes sense. These days, technology should be intuitive enough that you can just pick it up and use it without any instructions or guidance, and Windows 10 just about achieves that, which – given the carcrash that was Windows 8 – is high praise indeed.
Windows 10 delivers the most refined desktop experience ever from Microsoft, and yet it’s so much more than that. It’s also a decent tablet OS, and it’s ready for a world filled with hybrid devices. And, barring another baffling screwup, it looks like a significant step forward for mobile. Heck, it makes the Xbox One a more useful machine.
Windows 10 is a huge improvement over Windows 8, particularly for ordinary PC and laptop users. It doesn’t improve the tablet experience as emphatically, but there are enough good new features and improved design elements to make it a significant upgrade.