I am a Microsoft fan boy. This, I gladly admit. But one thing is for sure, the guys from Redmond are only humans after all. And I don’t have time nor patience for beta tests.
This week I upgraded my three PCs to Windows 10. All of my computers were running Windows 8.1 installed from the same image, and I used all three roughly for the same stuff. So, I was rather impressed how different the results and installation experiences were, especially, since I used the same downloaded image on all three computers:
My computer at work decided to forget most icons of most installed programs after the upgrade. This was because I moved the useless installation cache from my tiny SSD onto a normal hard disk and relinked it back. This works find in every aspect, but the windows installation decided to throw away the link before doing anything. Smart move.
On my Surface Pro 3 Windows 10 welcomed me after the upgrade with some information on functions I could use if I would have had touch input. … Wut? Well, after two additional reboots the surface remembered its core feature touch screen and pen. Just, the quick-note button on the pen itself, however, cannot be persuaded to use OneNote. Instead it stubbornly insist on using the useless OneNote imposter app. Annoying.
And, finally, one my private Desktop, almost everything worked fine. Only exception was that the setup de-installed my antivirus. It was fine with the same antivirus software on the other two computers, so I guess it was about time to stumble now.
So much for that. Until now Windows 10 leaves and Ok impression. Only some things sucks, only some things seems improved, only some things got worse. It’ll be fine. However, I haven’t seen any real killer feature.
P.S.: Microsoft cannot count! cf. Visual Studio 14