Windows 10 – transition and overall feeling.
The InstallationThe installation process was 90% great experience. windows 10 was downloaded once, then i was able to create an install USB stick to update all other computers, almost no problem there… The only problem here, was the download itself – Windows has a policy, that when you decide to click the “update” button, it doesn’t necessary start to download the update itself… it schedules it to be downloaded, there’s a good post explaining it more here.
Other than that, the rest was really easy :). Installation took around 15 to 30 minutes (depending on computer setup) and made the transition really easy, no private files removed, all private settings were properly saved.
Virtual desktops – fucking finally! :).Before that, I used Aquasnap for virtual desktops – that software is really cool.
But now (this is something, that I was always bitching about in Windows) – support for virtual desktops… woohoo! :)
StabilityHonestly…I’m the one of the guys, who have seen the Blue screen of death so rarely, that i had more stability problems with linux platforms than Windows… and i stand by it, Windows 10 is really stable, bo BSOD’s, no responsive issues, nothing :)
Command Prompt and Power Shell Upgraded Yup, it’s simply better, nothing more to add here :).
Intergration with AppsI was quite suprised when most of my that has any notifications systems properly integrated with windows notifications – that was really cool :)
The Downside of Windows10As always, nothing ever is without flaw, and most irritating are:
Automatic updatesYeah, really pain in the ass, but no fear, you can disable it, here is more details
(only with Alienware) Fan speed problemI have an Alienware laptop, this was the only equipment that has this problem – after update the fan speed was always 100%, even when system was idle and CPU temperature totally normal, this thread gave me some help
Web server enabled by default (world wide web publishing service)Not sure why, Windows 10 comes with web server enabled by default, which for developers/web developer can be troublesome when wanting to launch anything locally as localhost and 127.0.0.1 will show an empty white page. This is in most common cases a problem with one of two things:
world wide web publishing service – you can read about it (and how to disable it) here
Skype using the port 80 – yeah, skype sucks… but we can make it a little better – here’s how to resolve this issue
ConclusionIt started long time ago and in my opinion – Windows 10 is a great way to go, same for “normal” user and any other guru’s/web devs/devs/artists etc.
Microsoft has changed some of their attitudes against some parts of their system (for example: bash on windows? here you go) and they opened up for the new possibilities, which is awesome :).
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