Last edited by Jody Thornton; 02 Jan 2016 at 05:55.
That sounds like I've given the OS a fair shake Bunny. Hey there are people on here that have cited how crappy Vista was based on the first RTM build. They'd have come away with a different opinion using the x64 build with SP2 applied. But you see, not liking Vista is en vogue, so that makes it OK.
In the long run, there will always be diehard XP users. Once Microsoft drops support for Windows 7, lots of folks will still hang onto it, no question about it. However, eventually, Windows 7 will of necessity go the way of Windows XP. If for no other reason that many updated and upgraded programs [and hardware] will no longer work with Windows 7.
I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.0 and if Microsoft hadn't released Windows 8.1, I would surely have gone back to Windows 7! I didn't much like Windows 8.1, but since everything I had booted much faster than 7, and was just faster all around, I got used to it.
As a Windows 10 Insider, I will continue to test; however, for now I'm running 1511 (10586.36) RTM and have no problems at all. During the past year and three months, I did have a few problems adjusting to using "Settings" instead of the Control Panel. For me, Microsoft did itself a favor by feeding us "Settings" in small bites instead of dropping it in and removing the Control Panel. Maybe that's what they're doing with Edge and Cortana, but it's not working all that great for me.
I continue to avoid Cortana and Edge. I will get around to trying Cortana later, and I try Edge with each new update, but so far, it's not working well enough to use full time. My time is valuable and Firefox works much better.
In my humble opinion beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Windows 10 is no beauty but it is a decent os and with time it will probably be the best os ever made. I have had far fewer glitches with 10 then I did on a brand new computer with a fresh install of XP. Windows Vista gave me no issues either and ive had yet to see a complete fail of a OS in my lifetime.
Let's compare some apples to oranges here. Windows 10 was Released to Market/Marketing/Manufacturing on July 29. Initially we were told that there would be "service releases" to Windows 10, but that doesn't seem to have happened, so I'll call it what it would have been called in Windows 7 . . . We have only had Service Pack 1 (SP1) (November Update) released so far. That's very early times for a new OS.
I'm going to jump off into some muddy water here and hazard a guess as to how upgrading to Windows 10 will go:
Of course, all the Insiders will most likely upgrade; it just stands to reason. We're all most likely to be members of forums like TenForums. Then there are those who come to the forums to learn about new things. They will be more inclined to upgrade also. However, those I'm talking about are a mere drop in the bucket compared to the rest of the world.
Small businesses will jump onto the bandwagon, but still aren't a large enough number to make a lot of difference.
That should take care of the freebie copies of Windows 10 Pro and Home.
The business and educational world are what will make or break Windows 10. These use the Enterprise version of Windows and that's not free! Further, those companies, corporations, schools, colleges, etc., tend to wait until at least the second "service release"/SP2 (some four to five months down the line, I'd guess) before even thinking about upgrading. That's when Windows 10 should overtake Windows 8.1 in the market place.
BTW, for those not aware, Microsoft runs Technical Previews with large corporations and has a TAP program that's pretty large too. So, there's no lack of testers in the corporate world.
Its only the first day of 2016 I would like to see where Windows 10 is at once we get to July 29th of this year witch will be the time the free upgrade process stops.