I love, I mean love Windows 8.1 with a pure passion. I tell people everywhere that it's the greatest OS released to date. Even better than 7.
It looks as though 33% of members here agree. https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...n-windows.html A much better system overall IMO once one learns it, although 8.1 is indeed better than 8.
Once I organized my superb Modern-looking Start Screen the way I like it with personally titled columns there is simply no problem finding anything. With much quicker efficiency I may add. Live tiles give me information that dead icons or Start Menu simply cannot. Search is much better with categories. If I install an app it's there for me marked as new to be easily found and place on my Start Screen whenever I so choose to put it. Much better than digging into a small cascading Start Menu.
Charms, once learned, is another great feature they added. Too much to post on that to explain it.
Start Screen including titled columns, settings, Store apps, and favorites all automatically installed in the next OS I Install via MS services to boot. What could be better than that? Right out of the box.
Windows 10 looks to be 8.1 with a Start Menu which is nothing but a miniaturized combination of Start Screen and Apps Screen. The other change is that Store apps now open on the desktop with better snapping. Using the combination of Win32 and Store apps still remains. The added virtual desktops looks to be a great added feature.
Looks like I may be leaving one love for another soon. That's if I'm able to boot to the Start Screen and not the cumbersome miniature Start Menu. Didn't know how much I "disliked" it until the Start Screen was introduced. I used to plaster dead icons in an organized manner on my desktop, well, much like a Start Screen so I didn't have to dig into the menu. Windows key > Right arrow > Enter was about all I used it for.