Can anyone point me to a good thread covering the pro's and con's of upgrading to Windows 10?
I've hesitated on posting this question, because I recognize and appreciate that the seven-&-ten forums are rightfully focused on more technically specific how-to questions, etc. However, the clock is ticking and I guess I need to make a decision soon if I don't want to miss out on the free upgrade.
The context of my question is this:
• I'm running Win7 64-bit Pro on a good laptop — without a touch screen, so touch support is a non-issue;
• I'm kind of picky about being able to customize the appearance of the UI and although I've only had very limited opportunity to explore Win10's UI, I have a preliminary impression that it's not as customizable as Win7. Specifically, I couldn't find how to customize things like: Icon (size & font attributes) and Icon Spacing (horizontal & vertical);
• I'm not a big fan of the newer start menu — particularly the expanded tiles section.
On the other hand, I've gotten the impression that a lot of the base code has been rewritten to be more efficient, with a significantly smaller footprint and improved security.
Back on the first hand . . . I've been more than happy with Win7 and staying put dovetails nicely with my belief that the old adage, “If it ain't broke, don't fix it” is often the wisest course to follow. But then again, upgrading at some point in time is probably inevitable. But if that doesn't have to happen anytime soon, perhaps it's something I should put off. By the way, I heard that Microsoft has stated it will continue to support Win7 through the year, 2023. Does anyone know, is that accurate?
Again, I hope I haven't tried anyone's patience by posting this here and if I have, then my apologies. Basically, I'm just trying to gather information to assist me in making an informed decision.
Okay, then . . . thanks.