There is a distinct absence of an exclamation mark behind the post title. For sure Windows 10 is a huge improvement upon Windows 8 but it's not better than Windows 7. Sadly, my Windows 8 computer can't be upgraded yet, sigh.
Anyway, I early unwrapped my Windows 10 on my 4 year old Samsung. The OS offers a new market place. Microsoft has finally joined that bandwagon and it's a feature I've been looking forward to. Apps can offer some very specific solutions for users and then some are just fun. I have several on my phone, which is a lot less than most people.
Anyway, after several failed attempts to log-in, Windows 10 market place welcomed me and then immediately asked me to log in again and again. And then I had to log in to each app. It's definitely not seamless like Google play, iTunes, audible or (insert your favorite here). And as I mentioned before I have a lot fewer apps than most people so the redundancy isn't too bad for me, but I can imagine it will be a huge source of irritation for others in the coming months.
Overall, I think it's what Windows 8 should have been, but in it's attempt to reinvent the wheel (Vista, Windows 8), Microsoft has spent more time at control z, undoing the damage than ironing out wrinkles. Windows 10 is nothing spectacular, but it won't have you cursing Microsoft, though, Microsoft's market place certainly can fill that void for you. However, if Microsoft sticks with this platform, listens to users, and works on perfecting it rather than reinventing it, Windows 10 has the potential to satisfy a lot of users now and in the future.
So, have you upgraded yet?
Mariel R. is an ESL teacher, horse trainer, writer, editor, sporadic blogger, and lover of beer. She lives in South Korea with two cats, three horses, a German Shepherd and 17 chickens.
Bear (Gom in Korean) then (above) now (below)
Geumbi (Goldy in English) R.I.P February, 23, 2018