My thoughts on Windows 10

I’ve used Windows 10 for quite a while, and today a new ‘Insider Build’ was released, which finally re-introduces coloured title bars.  Windows 10 has really made me dislike pure white screens, because there are far too many of those in the OS.  Sure I could have used one of the ‘High Contrast’ themes to get the look that I wanted, but doing that causes other issues in the appearance of the Operating System.

Windows 10 is many times faster than windows 7, and the new task manager, which was introduced in Windows 8, is many times better and more informative than the older one which Windows 7 uses.  The start menu has more features than it did in Windows 7 or 8.1, I’ve managed to pin some document folders to the Windows 10 start menu, which can be very useful.  Cortana appears to be fairly useful too, though I haven’t made much use of that feature.

On the other end, some of the new ‘Universal App’ stuff has made the operating system feel a bit more unstable.  Things like the start menu not appearing when you click on it can be very aggravating.  Also for some reason I’ve had the sound system fail on two different Windows 10 machines in one day.  In the end both times it appears to have been a larger issue at hand, as not too long after the loss of the sound system, other applications began to have errors, requiring a forced restart on both machines.

In the end, Windows 10 is a good operating system, it’s good enough for most people, though it just feels that the new ‘Universal Apps’ can be buggy at times.  I still prefer Linux (Even though I haven’t been posting much about Linux recently…), but I’ll use Windows 10 without any major complaints.