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  1. koolnaija's Avatar
    The new start menu is different will take a little adjustment also moving the settings options to the top of the window is good for people on desktops. I still liked the full screen start menu especially on SP3 which will remain untouched for now. The listing of all the apps is still up in the air but i know it's going to be a different experience for everyone.

    Additional review:
    I actually miss the option to restart apps by dragging them to the bottom of the screen. I t seems like closing the windows now actually ends the application that may have replaced that function.
    Last edited by koolnaija; 10-04-2014 at 09:08 AM.
    10-01-2014 04:52 PM
  2. Piedro92's Avatar
    Yes, features will be added gradually over the months :-)
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    10-01-2014 06:40 PM
  3. smoledman's Avatar
    I think people should give MS a break here. Windows 10 is their chance to finally *fix* the GUI on Windows 8 and have a new base to build innovative UX on. Just like Apple with OS X. They nailed the UX early on and have been able to iterate it adding nice user experiences over the years without ever breaking basic functionality people took for granted. It's only too bad that they needed the utter debacle of Windows 8 to create what will end up Windows 10. No doubt Sinofsky will claim that Windows 10 was his vision all along.
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    10-01-2014 10:56 PM
  4. rodan01's Avatar
    I think a pure Modern UI experience is superior than the windowed environment. Windows 10 is a step backwards.

    Apps looks better without chrome, specially content consumption apps.
    Windows don't add much value, but they add friction, the user have to manage them. The most common layouts are an app taking all the space, or two apps, each using 50%.
    10-01-2014 11:40 PM
  5. undulose's Avatar
    I think it's good, especially with keyboard shortcut support for command prompt.

    I don't know why but people seem to forget that there's the Continuum feature for hybrid and I think this will also be featured for touch devices (except for smartphones, I presume).
    10-01-2014 11:58 PM
  6. smoledman's Avatar
    I think a pure Modern UI experience is superior than the windowed environment. Windows 10 is a step backwards.

    Apps looks better without chrome, specially content consumption apps.
    Windows don't add much value, but they add friction, the user have to manage them. The most common layouts are an app taking all the space, or two apps, each using 50%.
    It isn't a superior experience for desktop PC users, not at all. However being able to run those MSN apps in a windows is a big deal along with bringing back the start menu and Task View.
    10-02-2014 12:01 AM
  7. onysi's Avatar
    I'm seriously hating the left swipe glance being gone. It gives us the option to pick one on the screen. I would rather have the option to swipe through apps. It just feels fast and amazingly mesmerizing. I am very disappointed by that.
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    10-02-2014 12:09 AM
  8. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    I finally installed it last night (I was at work when it went live) and I like it. Read complaints about the install process, but I found it just as easy as always. I had a few problems... Like the feedback app crashing and the live tiles on the start menu not responding until I rebooted while the rest of the menu was fine, but issues are to be expected.

    Can't wait to get home from work today to play some more lol.
    10-02-2014 12:22 AM
  9. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Anyone else excited that DirectX 12 in Windows 10 works across all Windows devices including phones and Xbox?
    Brandon Tobias and undulose like this.
    10-02-2014 12:28 AM
  10. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    From a business perspective I can imagine that windows 10 could be a good update to windows 7. The OS seems more refined to adding windows 7 and windows 8 elements to an optimized mouse and keyboard experience. I still think the windows store and option for installing legacy apps respectively programs will be a confusing experience. I think many will still question the added value. It indeed feels like a threshold experience, either a love or hate experience. First impressions for me is a luke-warm impression.

    From a personal pc user perspectieve, I currently see no added value of windows 10 over windows 7 on my desktop. I think I'll stick to windows 7 for a while longer. Windows 7 is a fine OS.

    From a personal surface pro owner perspective, what I'm seeing in windows 10 now is a further degredation of the end user experience and definitely not an OS I'm going to install. I think I'll wait for the next windows version.
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    10-02-2014 12:35 AM
  11. rodan01's Avatar
    It isn't a superior experience for desktop PC users, not at all. However being able to run those MSN apps in a windows is a big deal along with bringing back the start menu and Task View.

    It's uncommon to use a complex layout of windows. A simpler, more constrained environment like the Modern UI is better.
    It needs some improvements, for example, the snap feature and the mechanism to generate a second instance of an app.
    Of course the desktop would have to be removed and productivity apps would have to be ported to Modern UI, optimized for keyboard and mouse.

    What killed Windows 8 was the coexistence of two incompatible environments, the lack of Modern versions of key apps like office, and the resistance to change.

    Although, I'm convinced that it's a better solution for most of the cases, and probably MS hasn't abandoned the idea. A refined Windows RT without desktop should be the OS for most of the people, in PCs, convertibles and tablets.

    Windows 10 is big step backwards, hopefully just a transition.
    10-02-2014 12:47 AM
  12. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    i wouldnt call it a step backwards at all,people are misunderstanding windows 10 already
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    10-02-2014 03:07 AM
  13. Skinnyman9000's Avatar
    It looks good to me. I'm a touchscreen laptop user, but having metro apps open in windows is a good thing, as is the additional desktops, which is one of the best features of OSX.

    Also, if they can truely unify the OS and have one app store it might be enough to finally push me over to WP. I've dabbled in the past, but it's never quite felt finished. Hopefully this will tie everything together. And if my WP works with Windows 10 desktop as well as the iPhone and macs then I think I'll be going all in.
    10-02-2014 03:43 AM
  14. lordbebech's Avatar
    Well i would be maybe impressed but actually i am pissed off instead. I was hoping that upgrade installation will recover at least my metro app from W8.1 but not kind a thing: No apps, no programs only shortcuts on desktop have remained from old windows installation and files in folders.
    10-02-2014 04:29 AM
  15. Andrew Kerr2's Avatar
    1st impressions are that I actuallt miss metro!, haven't played about with it much as yet but it feels very windows 7'ey
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    10-02-2014 05:53 AM
  16. boltman2013's Avatar
    I'm happy OFFICE REMOTE fianally works with my Nokia 520...been trying to get it to work for months in 7 with tech support.

    In general...

    This is the best of both 7 and 8.1...with an updated 7 UI..... if you switch back to Start Screen its basically an upgraded 8.1. The added features will be nice too.

    So in all its what I was waiting for.... when I want 7 I get 7ish, when I want 8 I get 8ish and I don't have to compromise features at all.

    Its a very smooth polished OS and will be amazing in RTM in 8-9 months. Way ahead of Windows 8 or 7 beta programs already.

    After all they did not have to re-invent the wheel just take the best of everything and make Windows 10.
    10-02-2014 10:41 AM
  17. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    It's uncommon to use a complex layout of windows. A simpler, more constrained environment like the Modern UI is better.
    It needs some improvements, for example, the snap feature and the mechanism to generate a second instance of an app.
    Of course the desktop would have to be removed and productivity apps would have to be ported to Modern UI, optimized for keyboard and mouse.

    What killed Windows 8 was the coexistence of two incompatible environments, the lack of Modern versions of key apps like office, and the resistance to change.

    Although, I'm convinced that it's a better solution for most of the cases, and probably MS hasn't abandoned the idea. A refined Windows RT without desktop should be the OS for most of the people, in PCs, convertibles and tablets.

    Windows 10 is big step backwards, hopefully just a transition.
    Desktop apps cannot be ported over to Modern stop trying to change windows .... you way just ignores millions of business and people who use windows to get things done productively that the point im trying to make.

    you cant just throw people under a bus just because u want something your way.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    10-02-2014 10:52 AM
  18. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    I accidentally went all in and replaced my primary Windows 7 with Windows 10. Oops.

    Been using it for a few hours, and everything seems to be working fine, games are playing, files are there, and no crashes or BSODs!
    Windows has come a long way the Core of W8 was very stable and they built on that core further improving it for W10 my system flies boot times and responsiveness are worlds better than W8 for me but i do hate the drop shadow they have on active windows its big and rough looking they need a smaller more pronounced shadow.
    Jazmac and Karthik Naik like this.
    10-02-2014 10:59 AM
  19. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    actually psoham777 is right because when skydrive was forcibly renamed a year ago to onedrive,android one never even existed
    so they did take the one name away from microsoft
    anyways this is going off topic
    even if thats true MS said one is done already ... so i doubt they would have used it even if android did not take it ...
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    10-02-2014 11:04 AM
  20. Rodrigo Pereira Teixeira's Avatar
    I erased my windows 8.1 and installed Windows 10 on my main computer, 'cause I trust MSFT. And boy... I LOVE IT! Really fast! Install from USB to my SSD HD was flawless, took only 10 minutes to put the whole thing up and running. Had two small issues:

    1) Screen resolution stuck on 1024
    2) Lenovo's trackpad went crazy

    Just downloaded drivers from Lenovo and it is running fine now.

    Love how now you can choose the size of every window... Multiple desktops... Just awesome!

    MSFT, you never fail to amuse me!

    I give 10 a solid 10!
    10-02-2014 11:53 AM
  21. smoledman's Avatar
    It's uncommon to use a complex layout of windows. A simpler, more constrained environment like the Modern UI is better.
    It needs some improvements, for example, the snap feature and the mechanism to generate a second instance of an app.
    Of course the desktop would have to be removed and productivity apps would have to be ported to Modern UI, optimized for keyboard and mouse.

    What killed Windows 8 was the coexistence of two incompatible environments, the lack of Modern versions of key apps like office, and the resistance to change.

    Although, I'm convinced that it's a better solution for most of the cases, and probably MS hasn't abandoned the idea. A refined Windows RT without desktop should be the OS for most of the people, in PCs, convertibles and tablets.

    Windows 10 is big step backwards, hopefully just a transition.
    Desktop users will never see the Modern Start Screen unless they deliberately choose it. Same with with Charms Bar. Windows 10 will be friendly again and cause Windows 7 users to upgrade which is part of the plan.
    10-02-2014 12:14 PM
  22. Julek's Avatar
    I have just installed it so I need to spend a little bit more time playing with it, however I have a question.

    Do you have only 2 levels of brightness? Because I do. It is either completely dark or moderately bright.
    10-02-2014 04:17 PM
  23. Skinnyman9000's Avatar
    Boot times faster than 8.1? I get from start button to desktop in 8secs on my HP Spectre 13.

    My mac owning brother isn't jealous at all......
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    10-02-2014 04:50 PM
  24. Jazmac's Avatar
    I installed it last night and went to bed and I'm tearing into this OS now. Wow, WOSX is nice.
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    10-02-2014 08:05 PM
  25. orangeman34's Avatar
    Have had it installed for about an hour, so far so good. Really like the UI changes so far and am interested to see what other changes we see from now until release. I thought I would kind of miss the start screen, but the combination of live tiles with the new start menu actually looks much nicer in practice than it did in the screenshots IMO.

    One thing I haven't quite figured out yet, is if I can run IE in modern/metro mode, because one feature I really like in IE for Win8.1 is the reader mode in the browser. I'm sure it's probably in here somewhere I just haven't found how to do it yet.
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    10-03-2014 01:14 AM
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