I don't totally hate it. It's just there's so many problems. Vista was an outright virus, but W10 is really acting like malware.
Hi. I'm new here. I was on Seven forum and Eight forum. Now on Ten.
W10 isn't Vista, but there's other problems with the design that are really frustrating in a similar way that Vista was. It's like Microsoft doesn't seem to want to just get it right. I was fine with W8. People complained about the interface, so MS made some improvements. Great. But then they created way more problems than necessary.
When I first installed W8, I had no idea about the Microsoft Account logon or anything like that. I didn't know how it worked. After lots of messing around, I realized it was like two operating systems in one that gave the user the option to install two different and completely separate types of software. Normal Windows and WinRT. Almost like having regular Windows 7 with like virtual Android OS installed. W8 was like two OS in one.
At first, I didn't understand that, and the interface frustrated me alot. Like I was trying to put shortcuts for WinRT apps onto the main desktop. I didn't realize that they're two completely separate sets of software that don't work with each other. It's as if there really was two separate OS. I could install software for the main Windows OS. And I could install WinRT software for the Start dashboard thing. And I was fine and happy. And enjoyed it.
It didn't take long for me to realize that I should unplug my internet when installing W8, and use an offline user. And during installation, turn all those weird optional settings off. So I ended up having to have 2 users aside from Administrator. One for offline and one for online. That offline user would be the main user. And would not be able to use any of the WinRT apps. The second user logged in with the MSA. And would specifically be used only for WinRT apps. Because when you use your MSA to log in, it's almost like logging in online. Yes you're on your desktop. But it's almost like it's working seamlessly as if you were on some website.
So for Windows 10, the installation had those same weird optional settings. But then took the problem to another level. Once installation is complete, there's more settings that need to be configured before even plugging into the internet. There's still all these privacy settings. I don't even know everything I have to do to configure it so that the OS doesn't do anything unwanted in the background. I just want a simple OS that works without all the extra bloat.
On top of that, I like to do all my updates manually. Which means I don't want Windows to be using my resources, and accessing the internet to randomly check for updates. Yet the settings are so screwed that I'm not even completely sure how to fix it. I completely disabled Windows Update in group policy, and I think it did the trick. Not so sure. And since I prefer third party security, I'm really hoping I'm not going to run into problems with disabling the native security. As well as problems in I've had in the past with W8 with third party security causing updates to screw up.
For the past few years, Apple has been making way more money than MS. I know it's all marketing of overpriced inferior products, and that's mainly why it bugs me a bit how much money Apple is making. But at the same time, Apple has shown time and time again that they just get it. Sure they have their fair share of similar problems, but they're not as bad as MS when it comes to doing really obnoxious crap for no reason that make people hate them.
It's like W8 was fine, but there was no legitimate explanation to humans what that extra dashboard interface was. When they could have left the Start menu as it was, and added a separate dashboard explaining that the apps that ran on it are a completely different api from normal Windows software, and don't work with normal Windows applications. And now all these problems with W10. It's like Vista was a virus. And W10 is malware that uses system resources and accesses the internet.
I'm looking forward to DX12 and seeing how well Cortana works. And hopefully figuring out how to get around all the problems inherent in W10. Most of all, I really hope that MS fixes W10 so that it stops acting like malware.