Excellent, well thought out and structured post. I don't agree with a lot of it but I do agree with some.
Nothing wrong with seeing someones negative view of a product. If nothing else, it makes me think a bit when I'm doing things.
I do totally agree with the Settings/Control Panel thoughts. I don't like Settings and find them much less useful than Control Panel was.
I'm sure this will turn into a love/hate thread in a hurry.
How many seconds do you get on a stopwatch if you poke the "restart" button and go through the shutdown and restart process until the last icon is fully loaded on the restarted desktop?
I'm just trying to get an idea of a comparison to Win 7 on the same system, when using an SSD.
I'd love to know what you're smoking.
But by all means, continue using an inferior OS and browser.
Wifi options are when you left click and the menu for wifi networks comes up, not right click that was the same in windows 8.
Aside from that I don't disagree with much of what you are saying either but I don't really mind the changes.
This is the first OS I haven't pre tested and going in on retail shows me I really should keep doing what I did before and pretesting.
But aside from my early woes with windows 10, requiring a new motherboard and subsequently got a new cpu as well I don't really mind it.
The interface is fine, I liked windows 8 but I would like to be able to resize the start menu and make it bigger, I can make it taller but not wider...despite the icon popping up to do so.
I don't mind the new dumb menu's but I think they are trying to appeal to the apple crowd to much with them. We now have about 6 menu's to control the same things....just pointless to be honest. One day I hope they just revert to this is you're display menu to control all aspects of the display, instead of the some display options here..some here and some here and if you click this advanced tab you can even set the resolution because that's for smart advanced type people only...
I think it's time they just assumed everyone was smart like they did before.
For the first time in 6 years the corsair software worked first time...I mean It took them a long time to get it to work on the initial install but damn I was blown away and I can't go back for that reason alone. No more registry editing or live hot swapping usb ports on the motherboard to get it working. It just worked...I was speechless.
Task bar is doing my head in though, It keeps coming up over my games and full screen apps for some reason and I have to change full screen windowed to full screen and back again to get it to just bugger off in the background where it belongs.
In terms of the task bar and it's pop up windows and stuff I really like it, I wouldn't want them to change the visual style of it at all but the icons themselves are crap.
Edge browser...fine for a short while then gets buggy after prolonged use...not ready for release yet.
Gaming is fine no problems yet and everything works as it did before maybe a little better.
Storage section is quite nice and is a nice addition for changing folder locations...like it was challenging before...but a nice addition.
There are a lot of good aspects and I've used cortana more and more, I asked her to find me Jaws the movie online..Just sayin that she took me straight to a version I could watch which was nice of her.
I agree Windows 10 was rushed out and is not finished. Microsoft wanted it out so they can use the user of the computer to make money off of them by targeting adverts at you the computer user. It lasted less than a day on my machines and I went back to 7 Ultimate. This is another big fail for Microsoft. If you thought 8 was bad this is worse. As an insider we knew we were providing data back to M$ but assumed wrongly it would stop. This is not an OS it is a milk the customer dry whilst stealing everything from the customer. EMail, calendar, websites you visit, music you play games you play, and letters you write all phoned back to the M$ mother ship. Welcome to the new era.
The app doesn't show up when you right click the speaker icon and go to Volume Mixer?
Please don't take this comment but- finally another person that can see thru the hype and BS of WIN 10!! I'm 66 and was about to think i was just old and senile. What happened to MS, are people so stupid MS thinks they can sell us anything... Or is MS so stupid they think they really have something?? I tried almost all the released beta win 10 and was appalled at the crap MS sent out for us to test. Do they have wilderbeast in cages hammering out code and can't afford to go to Kmart and by a PC fpr $399 and try that crap for themselves. It would be like GM s1ending out a new Camaro without a key and starter holleing it's beta.. Damn don't GM have someone with a arm?? MS should have sent a blue screen for win 10 beta and tell us to send feed back,WTF.
Yes i am furious wasting my time as an "insider".. Could have been more productive poppin pimples than wasting my time what any 3rd grade class could beta out!!
If Windows ever think they will be even be close to competitive with Android- every employee over janitor should be fired for incompetence!! What a crock!
That's going to depend on what, and how many services start. Also, the POST time of the computer is different for every system (mine is UEFI and posts very quickly).
I time mine from the moment the spinning circle starts to the login prompt, as everything after that will vary from system to system.
Windows 10 isn't finished. That much is true. That's by design, it's intended to evolve over time. They always knew from day one that there would be a lot of functionality that would come later. However, it wasn't "rushed". It took 2 years, which is pretty average when you consider that Vista -> 7 was 2 years, 7 -> 8 was 2 years. 8 -> 8.1 was 2 years.. and 8.1 -> 10 is 2 years.
In reality, 8 was vastly less finished than 10 is. 10 is another step on the migration path from Win32 to WinRT as the primary OS.
Your correct sir, keep your MS stock there will be plenty more to buy as it skyrockets to the bottom. While they are learning how to color and say their ABC's so many customers will be pissed they can never recover. MS is trying to sell the WRIGHT BROS bi plane for a space shuttle and your hollering just give 'em some time. Meanwhile we will be on Mars drinking mint juleps and MS will be touting hey we have just eliminated a wing... yea just give some time to pin the tail on the donkey.