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New study shows more people love Windows 10 than hate it

We're closing in on a month since the official launch of Windows 10. Millions of people have had a good amount of time to react to it, and it looks like overall impressions are positive. According to a study done by Brandwatch, which measured the response to Windows 10 on social media, the number of people who love Windows 10 far outnumbers those who hate it.

In all, 92% of responses have been positive, but Brandwatch does note that hostility is growing slightly, with 100 people expressing negative reactions for every 500 the profess a positive experience.

Windows 10 Love vs Hate

BrandWatch also took a look at which features were the most popular according to positive and negative mentions. Cortana is in the lead, with just over 80% of people expressing love for the digital assistant. Following behind Cortana (in order) are Edge, Xbox integration, Start Menu, Multiple Desktops, Action Center, and the taskbar.

At the bottom of the list is the Office Suite, with right around 40% of people in the study expressing a positive experience.

Windows 10 Feature rankings

Keep in mind that this study comes from a relatively small sample size of just 7,000 persons, and is by no means definitive given there are many millions of Windows 10 users out in the wild now. However, the study does provide an interesting look at how Windows 10's features are doing, as well as the OS overall.

Source: Brandwatch

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

243 Comments
  • Well that's good then.
  • haha Cortana is most loved by iOS and android users.
  • No.
  • I am an Android user, and I love Cortana. It works better for me than Google Now. I cant wait to get Cortana on my Android phone.
  • I'm really surprised that the start menu isn't the first. Then again, people were ticked about Windows 8 being different, but people were also ticked that Windows 10 is not like 8 because they had just gotten use to it.
  • I'd say 10 is more like 8 than it is like 7. Aside from the crippled OneDrive and the hackneyed start menu, Windows 10 really is just an outgrowth of 8.1.
  • I can agree with that in some aspects. The tablet mode for Windows 10 is pretty much really similar to Windows 8 except you could access the desktop. Which, I really like in Windows 10 that you don't go to the desktop anymore in tablet mode anymore so its better as a tablet environment.
  • Except they stripped just about all of the gestures that made tablet mode easy to use.
  • Well, I for one am glad they stripped down the gestures. Trying to navigate Windows 8 on a little trackpad was an ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE! And that was on a 2-in-1 with touch capability. I When using it like a desktop, those features made things super difficult! Now, I suppose the optimal solution would be to have all the Windows 8 gestures and more be available on 10 when it's in Tablet Mode, but then have them be disabled in Desktop Mode, with no more (or few more) gestures than 7 had. That would be the ideal. Absolutely. But since even on my 2-in-1, I use it as a netbook way more than as a tablet, if it's gotta be all or nothing on the gestures, I say nothing. No question! I will agree that I'm glad they made a stark contrast between desktop and tablet mode in 10. One of my chief complaints with 8 was that "8 desktop" was way too much "tablet", "8 tablet" was way too much "desktop", and there was virtually no perceptible difference between the two. 10 definitely fixes that objection! But features aside, while I have no problem with them changing the orientation of the tablet start screen from horizontal to vertical, I do have a problem with how limited the new start screen is in terms of space for apps. The horizontal scrolling on the 8 start screen was more or less potentially infinite, was it not - limited only by how many apps you had pinned to it, right? It stands to reason then that the vertical scrolling on 10 should likewise be theoretically unlimited. But it's not. Instead, it gives you that three or four cluster setup, and that's it. That's no bueno! So fix the start screen app space, and make it so that gestures will work again in Tablet WITHOUT making them also work in Desktop (or give us ample hamburger menus), and we'll be mostly set! :-) Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • You can resize the start menu both horizontally and vertically if you want more room, i added an extra column of tiles to mine
  • Oh, I know you can resize the start menu. But it doesn't change the total number of tiles you can have, it just changes the amount of scrolling you have to do. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • i loved windows 8.1 too but then again i used clasic shell, but after spending months on 10 desktop i was forced to use 8.1 for 24 hours, going back to 8.1 i absolutly hated my 24 hours with it, so yeh its alot to do with what you get used too.  I just wish theyd stick program files back on the start menu
  • Windows 10 for tablets is a disaster.. It really sucks..
  • Tablet mode is really bad for many who regularly use 8.1 on a tablet. I'm very curious what a purely tablet satisfaction rating would look like
  • Meh its okay on my nextbook
  • I also have it on a Nextbook. I'm rockin the 11, are you on 11 or 10? But I have hardly used tablet mode on it, so I only know it superficially. Maybe I need to spend more time in that mode, eh? I LOVE that tablet mode and desktop mode are so very different from each other in 10, and that desktop is so very desktop while tablet is so very tablet. That was one of my chief complaints about 8: desktop mode was way too tablet, and tablet mode was way too desktop, and while there technically distinct desktop and tablet modes, there was virtually nothing that distinguished them. 10 totally fixes that complaint. But if 10's tablet mode needs some serious work, then rather than staying even closer to desktop, I should probably dig in to tablet, and see for myself, in order to make intelligent contributions in the feedback app. Cheers! p.s. if you're on the 11, I wonder if you are having the same issue I am. Functionally, Win10 works perfect on mine, but there's one cosmetic problem that is a real bummer for me: when you have 10 set to pull a color from the background and then have your background on a slide show, the color of the start menu etc is supposed to change every time the background changes. Mine will pull a color when you first boot up the computer (or when you first enable/re-enable) the setting. But then it'll just stay on that color even as the backgrounds continue to change. I've contacted Nextbook about it, they told me to roll back to 8, make sure I get every update in 8, then upgrade again to 10. I did this and it still didn't fix the problem. Do your colors rotate okay? Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Taskbar still doesn't autohide
  • It does for me
  • Does for me and a bunch of others.
  • Mine does
  • Haters gonna hate
  • It does not hide for a bunch of people. The interesting thing in regards to is if you toggle it on and off and actually look at it. by default the toolbar is black solid and if you turn auto hide on it becomes semi transparent. I'd say MS broke something in regards to that somewhere. I'm not sure if you did an update or a clean install though ( i did an update and see this happen, i dunno if the people having it work did clean installs though) 
  • Its NOT black and non-transparent.  I've not touched a single setting related to it and its darkish and slightly transparent.  Far less intrusive than the bright sparkly bullshit in 7 and 8.
  • Sorry, what? I prefer Windows 7 because it actually works and looks nice. I hate solid colors. They're just solid colors. Nothing more, nothing less.  
  • You can enable it just by pressing right click on the task bar and then press properties and you will see the option to enable it with other cool options
  • That literally doesn't work for a lot of people. A number of my friends have the same exact issue where it just goes semi transparent unless there is 0 stuff active really. Like if skype has ANY notifications it will not auto hide. Any kind of "update" does this . 
  • Trust me, we know how to activate auto hide. It just doesn't work properly. Mine stops hiding once I press the Start button. Then I have to disable and enable autohide again.
    Mind you, I've only done an upgrade from win 7. Not a clean install. Don't know if that will make a difference.
  • I had this problem before I did a clean install. It seems to be 95% fixed after the clean install.
  • Yes, it's intermittent. Disabling then reenable autohide seems to fix it...until it happens again.
  • I did a clean install and I have ZERO problems with this OS.  It is quick and snappy and I could not be happier. Desktop.
  • lot of times it is Cortana - that steals away the "attention focus" - e.g. after sleep - you can try to click on Cortana search bar - and then elsewhere - often works - that's one problem at least I'm having
  • Why would people hate multiple desktops lol, its like the most subtle feature of windows 10 haha Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Tried using it and always crashes the other desktop when I drag and drop an app from the active one to the new one for some reason. This was two updates ago, so it might have been fixed since then.
  • I did upgrade to 10 on top of 8.1 just in case I wanted to roll back wait a while and I did though it's only temporary. I didn't get Cortana to work until I did a reboot and I am thinking the taskbar issue maybe didn't get fully loaded for some reason. Generally when upgrading to a new OS from Microsoft the process reboots about 2-3 times so thinking folks who is still have issues give it another reboot and if continues one more reboot. I say this especially if upgrading on top of another OS. If the problems still exist then there is a problem somewhere but it's not happening to everyone. 
  • Because it doesn't work as you expect it to.... Try this, open an edge on one desktop, then try starting a new one on a second desktop....
  • Not available in tablet mode, which is confusing when you're looking at a desktop.
  • It is not supposed to work that way.
  • It works identically to the OSX multiple desktops.
  • I don't think this is true. It works exactly how OS X multiple desktops USED to work. There aren't multiple desktops on OS X anymore, as far as I can tell. There is only full screening applications and they show on their OWN "desktop" now, except they're full screen so there is no desktop. When you unfullscreen them they go back to the only actual desktop. Basically, its retarded. Multiple desktops is WAY better in Windows 10 than that.
  • Nothing has changed, they're still like that. You can create multiple desktops in OS X just like in Win 10, and a fullscreen app behaves like another "desktop" (with no real desktop, obviously).
  • I've never liked it since the power toy in XP and don't find any advantage over just using one with many applications on it. Monitors are fairly cheap so I added three of them to my setup making 4 desktops on my SP3. When you can spread out real estate it is much more useful.
  • Same here. There were always quirks. The best implementation I ever found was in the Litestep replacement shell, but replacing the shell has become impossible now.
  • Multiple desktops are helpful when you need to switch context, even with multiple monitors. For example, a programmer might be coding on one, have build / deployment tools on the other and testing -specific stuff on the third. These are specific tasks that relate to the same thing but might be complicated enough to warrant multiple applications / windows, and presence from user, so it's better to get them out of the way when they are not needed but still quickly accessible. Basically, multiple desktops help in any situation where you have more than one moderately complicated things to do in a relatively short timeframe.
  • Because it is not available in tablet mode, won't come to phones, accessibility is rubbish, and there are no widgets/tiles. The whole UI-implementation of W10 is overly complicated. I'd hopes, that they would turn the desktop into an Android-like environment and simply offer the choice between a full-featured start menu or full screen app drawer. MS luck is, that desktop users will keep "sales" up, while for mobile users it is simply garbage. Maybe, in the end most people will finally upgrade, but wasn't W10 supposed to be MSFTs last chance in the mobile sphere?
  • they have 70 billion of last chances, but as far as im concerned windows 10 nails it, its fantastic and a great comprimise for someone like me that liked my live tiles and metro system and salso wants my phone and desktop to be closer linked.  I love windows 10 so to me and im guessing alot of people we are very happy with windows 10 desktop.
  • For me personally, there is nothing to hate about it for desktop use. I love Windows 10.
  • Same. I love it so much! Much better than Windows 8.1!
  • I'm liking it too, but I'm having several issues with playing videos that I hadn't with 8.1. The movies app crashes 90% of the times and sometimes the system gets slow. I'm assuming it is because I updated instead of fresh installing it and because my laptop is quite old. When I have time I'll do a fresh install to see if things get better.
  • You should use VLC to play video files. And try getting CCleaner and clear all the registry issues, I'm sure you'll get your speed back.
  • i use vlc its free and then kodi and  powerdvd.  I wish theyd included dvd and blue ray suport in their media player.  My movies app doesnt crash and i did a fresh install.  I just dont use it cause it doesnt shouw thumbnails of my movie collection like kodi does and well its just that power dvd and vlc do everything so.
  • Other than the new OneDrive I agree with you =).
  • I hated it designed for tablets! yuk! win 7 the best and well 7 does what i need so no point upgrading. Windows phone on other hand way better. 
  • W-10 Phone will love it or hate it?
  • I love the desktop Windows 10, with some caveats. But Windows 10 mobile is the worst mobile OS I've ever used. It's so inferior to 8.1 I'm astounded they even let it out in the wild.
  • I know right, it's almost like it's not finished or something.
  • It is obviously unfinished dude...you need to understand the meaning of preview first...especially technical preview
  • I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure that is the point Nik was making.
  • Sarcasm is lost on some people Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Duh, it's unfinished, but that's not what's wrong with it. The design is a travesty, especially of things like the mail app, which is in pretty much every way inferior to 8.1. Too, performance is shit, though that may be merely a matter of optimization at the end. Windows 10 mobile as a whole, though, is a step backwards from 8.1, and not for the better in most cases.
  • I don't get it. Why do you say it's a step backwards? What feature(s) does WP8.1 have that W10M doesn't?
  • I like it. I just wish I could have a dark theme for mail. I hear its being considered.
  • I agree, just as Windows 10 is a step backwards for the desktop. It's funny how people complain that Windows was stale, gave them something new, hated it, gave them something old, loved it again. Windows 10 is exactly like the Coke classic phenomenon.
  • Hmmm. That's a pretty lame analogy, to be honest. First, is it laughably reductionist to draw a one to one correlation between 10 and 7, as in "Windows went back to 7". In fact, if anything, there's still more "8" DNA than "7" in the new Start menu, as well as the OS's reliance on apps and the store, not to mention that there even is a tablet mode. 10 is still quite a bit more more like 8 than 7 even if it has brought back many of the 7 trappings that the people pined for. Second, as you appear to be one of those voices that says "8 was better", you kinda shoot yourself in the foot with your own analogy because by necessity, if Windows 10 is "the Coke Classic phenomenon", then Windows 8 is the even bigger "New Coke debacle". Windows 10 strives to be a best of both worlds between 7 and 8. Is it perfect? Absolutely not (though thanks to "waas" we will never have to wait long for updates). Is it even a perfect "best of both worlds"? No. There are good things about 8 that are missing in 10, and good things about 7 missing in 10. But big picture, it's a great best of both worlds compromise, and will only get better from here. Therefore, I think rather than talking Coke, I think the better analogy for 10 is Baby Bear's porridge. Seven was too cold. Eight was too hot (or vice versa, if you prefer), and Ten is [more or less] juuuuuust right! And besides, progress is generally good, of course. But what of progress for progress' own sake when you're heading for a cliff? 10 doesn't abandon progress by any means. In many important ways it's more progressive than anything else out on the market - period. But steering the ship right after you've steered too far left is nothing but a matter of good course correction. p.s. I rather like Coke Classic, thank you! :-) Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • I don't use Windows Phone as my daily driver. I use a Galaxy Note 3 Android phone. However, I do have a little Lumia 520 with no cell service (just WiFi) that I used, initially, to play around with Windows 8.1, and now, to play around with Windows 10 - to see if I might want to make my next phone a Windows Phone (I'd say the chances are pretty good). So take this with the caveat that I haven't really had a chance to TRULY immerse in either 8 mobile or 10 mobile, but I am liking 10 significantly better than 8. The looks, the feels, the store....everything. It's one thing to understand a position that you can't sympathize with, but I'm not even sure I can understand why one would like 8 so much better than 10. I guess I just can't see why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch. :-) Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • And after it's finished, the story will change to "It just came out, of course it's not perfect yet."
  • Yeah, its like Marmite here in the UK. You either love it, or you hate it.
  • Lol you just reminded me of a clip from asdf movie saying marmite
  • "Nobody loves marmite" or how it goes. Seems to be the same stance most people on here have about windows phone.
  • i have it on windows 10 phone and wile somethings are very nice it doesnt even come close to 8.1 on the phone, i found that 8.1 phone awsome, unfortunatly the latest version of 10 mobile is even buggyer than any other the other 3-4 builds i have tried.  And im on a flagship 930.  I hope they can bring the great desktop version closer into the phone as its not buggy and very smooth.   just look at the outlook mail and calender on the mbile 10 and youll get a good idea how some things have been ruined.
  • Windows 10 Pro on my Dell XPS 27 desktop is impressive. I bypassed the "phased roll out" and downloaded Windows 10 directly from Microsoft's website.
  • Yes. W10 on my XPS 2720 is slick as hell.
  • What so slick about it?
  • Surprised by % of people who hate multiple desktops!
  • Isn't multiple desktops pretty much every damn Android tablet?
  • Um, no.
  • Android doesnt have a desktop at all.
  • multiple desktops is niether a android or apple thing its actually a linux thing.  I tend to open up all my software and pages in a multi screen envoirnment and have 2used the cont alt tab for years, to me i dont use multiple desktops.  If i was on a single monitor i probably would.
  • I was going to go cynical about the headline ("oh, you mean 51% like it? yeah, that's a high bar"), but then I saw the 92% approval rating and thought "wow, that's pretty good".  
  • I personally hate it on tablet, on desktop its fine.
  • Haven't used it on a tablet.  On the desktop I agree, it's good.  Also like it on my phone.    Hope whatever you think is wrong with the tablet experience gets improved
  • For me it's the damned taskbar.   I want it on in desktop mode but off in tablet. I don't want to have to reconfigure the autohide setting everytime I switch modes.   I also liked the Windows 8 app switcher over the Windows 10 whatevertheycallit
  • I just put the app in full screen via the swipe down on the app. Simple solution. edit: to be fair though, even that isn't an option in all apps.
  • whatevertheycallit is called Task View in Windows 10. ;)
  • Here's a idea. Suggest the idea to MS via the feedback app.
  • It was already there and got a Me Too. Anymore ideas?  
  • do you like having to click on all your seperate email accounds unlike 8.1 where you just saw all your mail in 1 inbox?
  • The tablet method is easily fixable if you go into tablet mode for the most part. Not sure if you tried that or not? It works a lot like android with a metro desktop like setup on a tablet so ehh to each their own. I actually enjoy the idea of it and I may get a windows based tablet to mess with at some point
  • So you've never tried it on an actual tablet, but yet believe it to be the same? How about commenting after you actually try it.
  • Yeah I just updated my HP Stream 7 and so far I'm not liking the exp. as much as 8.1. Not a fan of task bar always being open in tablet mode as well I don't like the layout of power/all application button. Preferred the all app view in 8.1. Overall the tablet feels slower/glitchier as well and I've notice from time to time it doesn't ask me to enter my pin when I go to log back into my account even though I have it set in my settings to always ask for pin. Perhaps if I did a clean install things would run better. That being said I am very much enjoying using it on my 8+ yr old Sony laptop.
  • Yeah, tablet mode needs work. Tablets work better in non tablet mode for me than tablet mode right now.
  • Same here, I use desktop mode on my tablet because it is better than tablet mode although still inferior to 8.1. It's the only thing keeping me from upgrading my SP3 at the moment.
  • Pretty much stopped using my SP 1 after I upgraded to Win 10. I really hope they overhaul tablet mode before the launch of SP 4.
    Something as simple as hiding the taskbar on the start screen should be an option.
  • Love it
  • That much hate for Office? Really?
  • People hate the 'office' part because its work!!!! It has nothing to do with office suite.
  • I don't get that myself.  I LOVE pumpkin pie but hate lego blocks.  Its basically the same thing as this 'study'.
  • They like it because its free...
  • Free or not I'd would've dropped $120 on it to replace my windows 7
  • Surely people would complain about it regardless of whether it's free or not. Or do you think anyone would post "I hate Windows 10 but it's free so I actually love it"?
  • Its not free, only for some users who are upgrading from a qualified product. Free wont make you like something inferior.
  • The search box is crippled is there a way to search "my staff only"? Windows XP & 7 are kilometers ahead, because they belong to me. The sounds when starting and shutting down....
  • You can set those same sounds on Windows 10.
  • Not quite sure what you mean by my staff only? Do you mean My stuff only? If it is in your stuff it will usually show up in the search, but it will not show a mass string of files on your computer for the reason of trying to confuse less people. You can disable web results from the search and the like though if you do this kind of thing. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2966128/windows/how-to-disable-bing-web-r... Web results are there in case people don't have something atm to give them a nudge for it, but the option is there to disable it. Basically though you are going to be disable most of what makes Cortana helpful for web based stuff as a result. That is up to you though *shrugs* frankly hitting my stuff isn't all that hard, but like i said to each their own
  • No.
  • When you do the search just click on the my stuff button.
  • I don't understand the score for Office Suite? It's not like it's included in Windows 10 like the other features, so it feels like an irrelevant score pulled low simply by the fact that people either run cracked suites or were somehow expecting it to come free with Windows 10...!?
  • Actually, Office 2013 is causing me far more issues than it ever did in Windows 8.1.
    Specifically, emails wouldn't send via EAS on a fresh W10 installation. It required an sfc /scannow fix (took me a couple of days to work that out). Also had sync issues with the error of too many connections being open, so EAS stopped syncing entirely. Microsoft support were an absolute joke - 4 hours and zero solutions. We instead had to wait for 48 hours foe the server to auto resolve the issue.
    Oh, and the Office mobile apps are pretty poor. PowerPoint has a file size limit of less than 100MB, and no thumbnail view to look at the slides en masse. & there was a key thing omitted from Word too...though that has slipped my mind!
    Most importantly though, MS said Office Mobile would be free on devices 10" and below....yet I and many others were asked for Office 365 licence keys - even on 8" tablets!
    Plenty to grumble about with Office.
  • My experience with Office 2013 since W10 is much more positive than before.. Previously Word would frequently hang and sometimes even crash when autosave kicked in.. like, every time autosave, hang for 10-20 seconds. Very annoying. This doesn't happen anymore in W10. Also, saving to Onedrive works much better, also with virtually no hang or crashing. EAS for me also works without any problems. I haven't used the mobile apps of Office, but I would expect them to be more limited, and indeed Microsoft has stated this too that it's not the full suite meant for professional or any kind of heavy use. I don't know about the free deals, but that in itself has nothing to do with Office itself, but probably with some roll-out bugs or syncing. I still feel that Office was an irrelevant metrics in the above list.
  • Well most hated thing should be the battery life... Please fix it MS...
  • Office is the best though. Google Drive is such a hassle. Office Online is free and better imo
  • I use Office Online a lot.
  • I thought Win 8 was a mistake from the moment I tried to use it on my desktop.  Still can't believe MSFT thought that was a good idea.  With WIndows 10 I felt good about it near the end of the preview phase and saw it coming together.  I think this will be a success.   It won't save Windows by itself, but their new efforts to embrace Android and even IOS, combined with the coming Continuum, could turn the death spiral around.   I hope so
  • Windows 8 was the best.
  • Most people that hate Windows 8/8.1 I think is because they don't know how to use it. To me it's a better OS than Windows 7. Windows 10 is my go to OS.  People seem to hate Windows 10 on Amazon.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-ke...
  • I'm glad you liked it.   I got used to it but never truly liked it like I do WIndows 10.  Of course there were probably a lot of people like you who liked it.  But you have to acknowledge now that those people were a small minority and it didn't sell well.  And since selling product is the only thing that matters in business, the OS was clearly a mistake and failure. 
  • An operating system shouldn't require a learning curve. It should just make sense.
    Windows 8 didn't make sense. Too many gestures needed remembering - and the interface between tablet and desktop was far too jarring.
    Good riddance W8/8.1 I say!
  • Well, if learning curves were out of the question, nobody would ever do anything new or revolutionary. Companies like Microsoft can afford to take some risks and venture into new things. People look at Win8 as a failure now, but looking back in 10 years, we'll all know that the hybrid revolution all started with Win8, whether it went smoothly or not. Somebody has to start, and companies like Apple and Google have become too comfortable with where they are, which is why we have stagnated for a long time since iPhone came out.
  • The idea was great.  The subtle details of the implementation were bad.  It left the desktop users (which were all their customers) at a disadvantage.   Windows 10 finally gets it right.  Seems the tablet side is still lacking, but that's a tiny tiny tiny bit of their business.   They had to stop the bleeding.  Corporations and even small business were not buying into the Win 8 tile style for their desktop business.   In the next few months I'm sure they will work on getting the tablet and phone versions cleaner
  • Why not? If a small learning curve results in greater productivity or a better experience, its worth it.
  • What death spiral Microsoft makes money hand over fist year over year and people like you just don't get the fact that there in no financial trouble at all and never will be they are number one in the pc market there surface sales are up yoy and there Xbox division is thieving the only thjnk that's having a little bit of a problem catching on at least in America is wp but I think it will pick up with windows 10. And that's not even figuring in hololens or the surface hubs. I expect them both to make some waves in sales. So before you get on you Chromebook the one that's been around longer then wp but still don't have as much market share it's funny google is to computers what a wp is to mobile. Only thing different is that WP is actually usefully. Any way get on your crapbook and spead the false word of the google fan on crack
  • You guys are dreaming.  MSFT hasn't grown in value or their balance sheet in 20 years.  If you bought their stock in 1999 you lost money.  Also, have to look to the future, not today.  Their cash cow is Windows and office.  Both are in jeapordy.  5 years from now, if this effort fails, MSFT will be a shell of itself.   What happens when companies start shrinking is they sell off assets to raise cash and refocus.  So first to go would probably be the Phone initiative.   Then they would sell XBox.  Then who knows what would happen next. But I don't think any of that will happen now.  Nadella is refocusing this company perfectly.  Every decision under his watch has been smart.  Even little things like rebranding XBox Music to Groove Music.  They just seem to be making smarter decisions.   My whole business is based on the success of MSFT, yet I own a lot of AAPL stock and havent owned any MSFT since 1996.   I hope to start buying MSFT again after this market correction in the fall.   I think they are going to be the comeback story of the next decade 
  • Dear spiral. Rofl. You know during windows 8 Microsoft posted their largest ever profit in the history of the company. Right?
  • I gotta say I love win 10. From the looks to the action bar -and beyond B-)
  • Why! You need a study for that? Offcourse it is great and it is only getting better and better
  • There has been some negativity around certain aspects of Windows 10, particularly privacy issues, so this study is certainly appreciated.
  • Perceived privacy issues. They're far less intrusive into your activities than anything apple/google do, but those companies get a pass while MS is reviled.
  • Windows 10 is Free so it's all good. Everyone like Free stuff.
  • Can someone post this wallpaper here? I cannot seem to find it.
  • I love it
  • Great for keyboard and mouse, poor for tablets. Not many people use a Windows tablet, so not many people hate it.
  • I use Tablet mode on my SP3 for touch, keyboard and pen and don't see what's poor! In fact, I love it.
  • Windows tablets are actually the fastest growing in the tablet market yes the iPad is #1 but the iPad is losing sales yoy and android tablet while there number 2 in the tablet field there sales are growing stale Microsoft surface made Microsoft alot of money and sales are going up and up then add in all the other oems that are starting to make more and more windows tablets and now any unsold win 8-8.1 tablet they can slap win 10 on it and sale It for a little bit better profit. It's just looking better and better for windows 10 aa a whole.
  • Well duh. No human can hate 10. Only Linux users.
  • Die hard windows user here who hates 10. On tablet and mobile. but then again, I was the other guy who liked Metro/Modern 1.0.
  • I don't hate 10, but it is grossly unpolished compared to 8.1 on a tablet. Everything used to just work. Now I've got apps that resume as an unresponsive full-screen white rectangle. OneDrive can't sync to an SD Card without hacking the corresponding drive name. And then there's that stupid, needless hamburger menu on what's left of the Start screen. (In the hamburger menu's defense, my finger was getting fat and lazy and the extra exercise is helping with that.) I really do want to like 10 better than 8.x, but damn, the sooner Microsoft releases a polishing update the better. One thing I really like about 10 is the new mail app. It is a *huge* improvement over the 8.x version.
  • The mail app is better than the 8/8.1 version.  But thats faint praise as the 8/8.1 mail app was fucking dreadful. I still use Windows Live Mail as I want this thing thats being swiftly removed from everything these days, control.  Using Mail is like reading a newspaper wearing boxing gloves.  You have so little control its completely worthless to me except as a way to get the notification centre to alert me on message arrivals.
  • Seconded, though hate is a strong word. I loved Windows 8 and 8.1. I think Win10 has some moves in the right direction but the cons outweigh the pros in its current status. I do remain optimistic that they will fix it up eventually but in its current state, I am not a Win10 fan.
  • Microsoft Windows 10 - More people love it than hate it. What a great tagline!
  • Like on desktop and hate on my encore 2 tablet
  • The more people hate it, the more MS will make it better. Feedback. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • The statistic is kind of funny because I can't imagine many people saying "I LOVE the taskbar!" vs people having a specific complaint, e.g. small symbols. :P I think Windows 10 is going to be the new XP in the long term but we'll see in a few years from now.  
  • It will probably outlast XP as everyone will now be updated for the forseeable future ;). They have a new model now and it seems to be catching on quickly. =)
  • XP is far been lagging already ever since from Vista, Windows7, Windows 8 and now is Windows 10. XP users are long been left in the wilderness they didn't witness how the Windows been developed:))
  • Overall good results but not that resounding at the details level.. Start Menu for example. Allowing pinning live tiles to the desktop would be my request to make W10 more appealing to ne (should note I haven't received the update yet).
  • Not sure how pinning live tiles to the desktop could possibly work without turning ther whole thing into a discontinuious messy Fisher Price looking disaster.  You know, like 8 was.
  • You do realize it would not be mandatory to use the option? :)Second, it could be a curated option, eg. a strip on the right like gadgets were. Third, live tiles are supposed to be live, not hidden. Fourth, W8 was neither a disaster nor fisher price looking - IMO. ;)
  • No Start or app sync, no thanks. Windows 10 is such an appalling regression and insult to every person who ever bought a Windows 8 tablet or phone, that I will be purchasing my first Apple products ever. Never thought the day would come that Windows would become so awful that I'd have to turn to Apple.
  • I've got both a Windows 8 phone and tablet, installed 10 on both and very happy with both. Definitely not feeling insulted. So, like, speak for yourself. But hey, have fun with Apple.
  • Apple, a company that can't even make its own stable OS and had to steal someone elses and stick a crap UI layer on it.  Sort of like android... 10 is very flakey on my phone, but thats to be expected with these alpha/beta builds and I wasan't stupid enough to put it on my main phone.
  • I put it on my main phone because it was working great on my old 920 I dont use any more. Its terrible on my main 1020 :( Ready for a new build...
  • Apple is so.. just-the-same-as-always nowadays that I would never even consider it. Apple's insisting on that they're the only ones with any kind of futuristic vision is getting staid.. eversince I got my SP3, I can't look at any other device the same way without wondering why you'd be such a dimwit and buy many separate devices for almost the same tasks.
  • iPad sales are continuously falling whilst Surface sales are increasing. People are catching on....
  • Apple's innovation died with Steve Jobs. Honestly, the only good things to ever come out of that company were a result of Steve. He really knew what people want to buy. With Tim Cook at the helm its been very stagnate. Apple will likely be gone in a decade or so if they dont figure something out soon.  I would argue they will never have another revolutionary product like the iPod or iPhone were ever again.  They will continue to call everything they do revolutionary though.  Thats for sure.
  • On desktop I find it a decent upgrade. On tablet? Could use some work still to be a bit more touch friendly and I really wanted Apps to SD..
  • "Love it" and "hate it" are kind of extreme.... If that was actually how the survey was worded, then I'm not sure how accurate it would be. Where would everyone with no strong feelings either way put their votes?
  • I absolutely LOVE it. Most advanced OS since Windows 8. Decades ahead.
  • Except for people who bought 16/32 GB tablets. If you've got a lot stored in OneDrive and think you'll have ready access to it all... Well, let's just say that someone needs to be fired.
  • I agree. Google drive is a million times better than OneDrive, and this is an area that Microsoft really needs to improve. If it werent for my office 365 account I wouldnt even be using OneDrive.
  • How can I hate OS that I helped developed?
  • Well you seem to hate the english language...
  • The stability of Edge is really bad. I am using it but its yet to become my default browser as the poor stability is prohibitive especially when making online payments.
  • No mention of people hating the tablet mode?
  • They weren't able to use it to report their dissatisfaction. I kid.
    Sorta.
  • I like it on my Surface 3. I have it set it to auto switch when I attach or remove the keyboard. The haters are mostly those that don't want to accept change, Mac or Google fanboys, or people who whinge just for the sake of it. It's good to have real users too that don't like some things, that's how we all get improvements over time. If a user reports something not working right, it gets sorted out. Someone just saying it's shit isn't helping anything.  
  • You make no sense. The haters are users that accepted change with Windows 8 and find tablet mode in 10 a regression in usability. Also we're not only just whining, we're insiders that used the feedback app and we're ignored.
  • I think the most important is there are ways to make it better with feedback.
  • Task bar shouldn't auto hide, it should be there at all times!
  • Typo: 7000 people!
    Not "persons"
  • It's correct. Either work. Go back to school.
  • Is because Windows 8 was terrible for normal computers, now Windows 10 just the start menu reborn, but already I miss things like put an. App in the desktop with the right click over the app in start menu for put in my desktop .
  • Also remember, that these non-random surveys self-select for pissed off users. The few that complain the loudest are way more likely to search out and fill in surveys than those that have had a good experience where everything just works and is an improvement on their previous OS. I'm not sure how the Office Suite is anything to do with Win10 though.  Its a totally separate product and completely irrelevant to the Windows 10 experience.
  • Office is more touch friendly in W10 I believe and the connection to the new OneDrive with lack of placeholders would make Office totally relevant to Windows 10.
  • But this is social media mentions, not a survey.  It probably selects more on Windows fanboy early adopters than anything else.
  • I take your point but in this case the survey was not structured, it was compiled by analysing tweets and forum posts searching for key words across the net, ergo folk praising and moaning by their own volition.
  • I don't get this. When Windows 8/8.1 was out people complained and hated it and praised Windows 7. Now some people complain about Windows 10 and praise Windows 8/8.1. What the f*** is wrong with some people? If you are missing a feature, or discovered a bug, go go damit report it to MS via the feedback app. B***** here in comment's won't help improve the OS!!!
  • The people complaining today were known as the "Windows 8 aplogists". Redstone will appease us, as we've already done as you've suggested.
  • Nice explanation :D
  • i LOVE windows 10. Best OS Microsoft has ever released. 
  • I am glad to see this positive reaction regardless of the sample size. It shows what I have been thinking all along is normal..lol.  I think Windows 10 is a great OS. It is what Windows 8 should have been from the begining. It blends the mouse and touch UX better than ever before, and the start menu making a return is a huge plus. Windows finally has the fit and finish that it has been lacking for....ever.
  • I wonder why do people 'hate' the office suite?
  • Then there is 8% sick.
  • If they end there bugs and crashes! And edge gets some support for extension! And the whole os gets smoother and faster! Then people gonna love it Posted via the Windows Central App for Nexus
  • isheep and Lagroid users will always hate Windows no matter what...So chill and enjoy Windows 10 
  • Window 10 RTM worked great for me lately but build 10525 has periodically stopped and restarted on my Desktop computer but apart from that it is working great. I wish however Microsoft would put the Desktop tile back on the start screen in tablet mode so desktop and laptop users who do not have a touch screen could easily switch back and forth between desktop mode and tablet mode like you can in Windows 8.1. Windows 10 will be a hit and it's being updated to worked better
  • I find this rather amazing. For me Windows 10 is the most disappointing Windows release ever. On a tablet it is a big step down from Windows 8.1. It is buggy, it is unfinished and it is a mess as far as I am concerned. And I used to be a big Windows fan!
  • I'm actually indifferent to it. It did not give a moment of delight unlike Windows 8.
  • @Dan T-L: Second para, change to "500 that."
  • I hate it Posted via the Windows Central App
  • I hate the fact that the cortana team is bringing her to multiple platforms instead of the rest of the windows users
  • I only hate the cumpolsary update part in home editions. But still solved it though (But it was difficult). Other than that I love windows 10. Kind of $uck$ when the company decides what i want and miss some obvious features (Especially microsoft).
  • I think 10 is great, but I miss the effect of having the same wallpaper on 8.1 and the desktop. It made for a smooth transition from one to the other. Maybe adding the wallpaper image to the start menu background would be a good idea.
  • Love
  • An American study, cuz no one else can use cortana. I am very surprised though, cyz the MS facebook is on fire with complaints and i don't know a single person who loves it.
  • U might be on mars!
  • I know I'm probably going to catch a lot of flak over saying this, but I don't believe this 92% figure ONE BIT. What I'm seeing, all over the Internet, posted YouTube videos, FB comments, etc....is that most people do NOT love Windows 10, are telling their friends and family (along with anyone else who'll listen) to NOT "upgrade" to the biggest privacy-invader in history! Now I know that sites like Windows Central are mostly frequented by die-hard Windows fans, and that surely accounts for most of the praise and applaud I see in most of the comments here...but not all of it. I suspect that at least some of the positive comments, some of the "Yay! I love 10!" ones, are posted by MS trolls. In fact, the entire "New Study Shows More People Love Windows 10..." yadda-yadda-yadda article comes off as total PROPAGANDA.  92% of everyone STILL USING Windows 10 (those who haven't went back to 7 or 8.1 after news broke all over the Internet about MS's EULA!) might be loving 10, but I garantee you that the 92% figure doesn't reflect total Windows users who have experienced 10. Nice try. I've been using Windows and computers in general since they both were invented (I'm almost 50 years old), I am very tech-savvy, I love learning new things, I'm not given to off-the-wall conspiracy theories...But, in all my years I've never witnessed such a massive push by a corporation to penetrate this deeply into the public's personal privacy. Don't tell me "Google does it too! So does Apple! Every one does!". While that line of reasoning may bear an amount of truth, NONE of those arguments make it O.K. There was a great quote once, a battle-cry, by Patrick Henry: Give me liberty or give me death!  Sadly, it appears that many instead are living by the Dead Kennedys rendering of that battle-cry: Give me convenience or give me death!  Liberty exchanged for convenience.....NO THANKS.  You all can call me a "cave man", tell me to keep on living in the past, say that I'm simply too stupid to adapt to "The Future" of computing, whatever. I know that kind of logic will be used against me after making this post. I've heard it all before. Fine. C'mon with the attacks. But I know and at least some of you know this truth: All that glitters is not gold.  Again, I for one don't believe this 92% figure AT ALL.     
  • Lol, don't forget your tinfoil hat on the way out. All the people I've talked to have been quite happy with Windows 10. And the ones concerned with the privacy "issues" weren't after a little explanation. Most of this privacy shit is just tech bloggers make shit out of nothing. Microsoft needs to offer a modern OS to compete with Apple and Google. And modern features require some type of cloud syncing and data collection to create a personalized experience. If you aren't comfortable with that, the you probably don't use a smartphone either, or any newish device.
  • Tinfoil hat....Good one, very original. The new by-phrase that idiots use to try to discredit people who are smarter than them. Bite me, dude. I don't use a smartphone? Click on my avatar. I have a very nice one, and a Surface 3 Pro, asshole.   
  • @YN1F, I agree with everything you say. that 92% figure is as big a load of BS as the things spaulagain spouts. It will be 92% of users who expressed an opinion. Sample size of 7,000 out of how many of millions who have installed it. How many have UNinstalled it... not stats on that. You'll soon get used to spaulagain telling you what you really think or meant to say. He's clearly deluded - what other reason can there be for his oh-so-accurate insight into your digital life? You see, people like spaulagain are deeply insecure; he needs to be right all the time, and is compelled to belittle those who do not believe the same things. Just look through his posts to see how he responds. He's living in his own personal ISIS. Dissent at your peril, Windows infidel!  
  • Insecure? Lol. Your comment makes even less sense than YN1F. But go ahead keep trying to attack me instead of actually adding constructive arguments to the discussion. It's really simple, if people are so worried about MS using data to make Cortana personalized, they probably should install Windows XP, and never connect to the internet. Then they should take they're smartphone, smash it, then burn it. Delete all email in their GMail account, delete all their Google Docs, and close all their cloud storage accounts like DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. Then move to the mountains and build a log cabin with wood burning stove and never come out. That's how ridiculous these rants are to anyone with a clue.
  • Many YouTube vids and comments are known to be paid commenters and or just haters, which you have not taken into account. As for privacy, Microsoft are not scanning your emails to sell info to advertisers as Google does. From my personal experience, everyone I know has upgraded to W10 and without any major issues, and they are not going back to W7. Most sites like Amazon to Banking and online shops collect more information than MS and they share this info with Financial/Debt Agencies as well as reserving the right to pass this on to Government Agencies. Not only are your credit history and personal details passed around to numerous companies, they are available to anyone doing a credit search on you. Apple pay is the same but can also track your calls, emails, contacts and location as well as spending habits. I believe you are just trolling as you have not put Microsoft's position on privacy into context with what others are doing.
  • As for privacy, Microsoft are not scanning your emails to sell info to advertisers as Google does. Bullsh!t. Google does NOT sell your info to anyone. It sells targeted advertising. You can easily turn off data collection from Google; it's just as easy as it is with Microsof. Unlike Microsoft, however, Google doesn't BUY your information from 3rd party companies. Read the MSFT privacy policy and you'll see that MSFT purchases information about you from unspecified 3rd parties. Get your facts straight and stop spreading FUD.
  • Wait, so Microsoft uses your data to cater Cortana to your needs and make her more useful for you. Google uses your data to cater Ads to you for more personalized marketing spam. And you're outraged by Microsoft? HILARIOUS.
  • Ah, as I said before, you like to tell people what they really mean to say and think. And lo! you telling me I'm outraged by Microsoft. Am I? If you say so, but I don't pay much attention to thieves. If I don't want a personalised on Google, I can turn on every privacy setting I like from the Google dashboard, and that's it - no more personalised ads. But MS forces users to hand over data just to use Cortana, whether of not they want a personal experience. You have to turn Cortana on for quiet hours. WHY? So, to set my phone to silent at designated times, I have to send data to microsoft.
  • COPY and PASTE from GOOGLE PRIVACY POLICY: Our systems scan and index emails and some other user data for multiple purposes; this scanning is 100% automated and cannot be turned off. Scanning enables us to, for example, perform spam and malware detection, sort email for features like Priority Inbox, and return fast and powerful search results when users search for information in their accounts. The scanning and indexing that our systems run also enable us to display contextually relevant advertising, including in Gmai
  • Every time you see "contextually relevant advertising" in Gmail, YouTube the Internet etc, that ad was placed due to the amount of personal and private information Google collected about you. That's the point your personal information was sold because without your personal and private information the ad would not appear and Google could not charge the advertiser money. COPY and PASTE from Google Privacy Policy: For external processing We provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. So your private and personal information is sent to god knows who in whatever Country Google decides. Yeah, Google Privacy is rock solid, hah!
  • I'm not sure what your point is - where is the word 'SELL' in all that? As I said, Google does NOT sell data about you. Some companies do, and Microdoft is happy to buy that information/ Seems to me that Microsoft is speaking with a forked tongue. I, too, can copy and paste from Google's privacy policy: People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example, you can: Review and update your Google activity controls to decide what types of data, such as videos you’ve watched on YouTube or past searches, you would like saved with your account when you use Google services. Review and control certain types of information tied to your Google Account by using Google Dashboard. View and edit your preferences about the Google ads shown to you on Google and across the web, such as which categories might interest you, using Ads Settings. You can also opt out of certain Google advertising services here. Adjust how the Profile associated with your Google Account appears to others. Control who you share information with through your Google Account. Take information associated with your Google Account out of many of our services. Choose whether your Profile name and Profile photo appear in shared endorsements that appear in ads. You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your language preferences. Turn those off, and Google can collect, store, or process very little data about you. Microsoft gives you privacy choices, so does Google. Microsoft targets ads at you, so does Google. Microsoft scans your outlook.com emails, Google scans your gmail emails.  
  • So, going back to my main point that: "Most sites like Amazon to Banking and online shops collect more information than MS and they share this info with Financial/Debt Agencies as well as reserving the right to pass this on to Government Agencies. Not only are your credit history and personal details passed around to numerous companies, they are available to anyone doing a credit search on you. Apple pay is the same but can also track your calls, emails, contacts and location as well as spending habits. I believe you are just trolling as you have not put Microsoft's position on privacy into context with what others are doing" Apple, Google, Microsoft, Financial Institutions, never mind the complete web trawling that the Tax people do, your pin pointing Microsoft only was biased and misleading. Thank you.
  • That's very true.  Microsoft is moving more towards a business model that resembles Google's.  MS collects a lot of data, especially in Windows 10 if you don't adjust your settings, and then MS - GASP! - brings you targeted ads based on this data.     Hate Google, that's fine.  But don't go pretending like Microsoft is a saint and wouldn't, in a second, use your data if they thought it would monetarily benefit them.  
  • I was simply asking for a more balanced and unbiased view, as per my comment above, by comparing Google, Apple, Banks, Revenue, Online Shops etc. Not hating on anyone, just responding to the comments.
  • Remember that MS bought aQuantive, a digital advertising service. Did it do this because it wanted to protect us from companies that harvest our data and use it to target ads at us? No, Microsoft wanted in on the action, and panicked when Google purchased DoubleClick. Let's not pretend that Microsoft is your best friend, ready to protect you for the evil clutches of Google and Apple. Microsoft wants your data, will get your data (even by paying for it), and will use your data - not for your benefit, but to make money. Microsoft does NOT care about YOU (unless you're a shareholder.)
  • "But, in all my years I've never witnessed such a massive push by a corporation to penetrate this deeply into the public's personal privacy. Don't tell me "Google does it too! So does Apple! Every one does!". While that line of reasoning may bear an amount of truth, NONE of those arguments make it O.K." It may not make it OK but it certainly does mean that you HAVE witnessed the same thing before.  You're basically saying that Microsoft is the worst and the fact that everyone else is just as bad doesn't make that OK.  Just a slight contradiction there.
  • It's funny with all the backlash over MS sending data back to their servers for Cortana, it's also the most popular feature.
  • Realy buggy though Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • What pcs are you all using ? Im using the asus x205ta and windows 10 works ok looks alot better than 8 Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Was real smooth upgrade & I was loving it right up until I got back to programming on it! After a week of uninstalling, reinstalling & work-around I'm unable to get emulators for WP8.0/WP8.1 to work with VSe2015/VSc2013/VSc2015. Going back to W8.1 for a couple of YEARS or wait till Windows 11 maybe...
  • 92% of those who expressed a preference. We currently have two PCs running Windows 10, one 8.1, one Win 7,  two XP SP3, and three running Mac OS X Yosemitie 10.10.5. Very shortly the number of PCs running Windows 10 will halve. At the moment Win 10 is still very much a beta with too many incompatibilities to be of much use to me. Maybe in a few months I'll reconsider, but MSFT si gong to have to do much better than what it's produced so far.
  • Cortana search in Windows 10 is awesome. 2 more big updates and it would be more awesome.
  • One thing to note is that this data came from social media. There are many users (including me) who do not use social media, and many people that do may prefer to express their opinions on topics like this at other places (like here).
  • I find window 8.1 more comfortable to use (desktop). I don't like the new calender, groove and video app.
    But the multiple desktop was good Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Loving Windows 10 so far.  My only gripe is the automatic updates.  I don't mind them so much but don't force a reboot w/o my authorization.  My Surface rebooted to install an update right in the middle of something I was doing for work.  Didn't turn out to be a big deal, but could have been.  
  • Well, now that they are on a more iterative and "updates" driven OS-as-a-Service model, they can actually do something more quickly and less encumbered (than in the past) about the things people don't like; provided they aren't silly ideas or just plain dumb.  We all hope Microsoft remains as nimble in the future as it is now.  And for those complaining about WP attention, etc, they are still nimble!  OS, phone, hololens, XBO, streaming platform, all in one release year require(d/s) an enormous amount of planning and foresight.  There is no reason to think they aren't in it for the long haul - we are getting to the end of a major milestone in the "One" vision.  Enough kool-aid...I'll just disclaim my position:  Misa Love!  :D
  • Ugh! Still waiting(!)...for my SP3 :/
  •   Here's a screenie of my unsophisticated caveman Windows 8.1 desk: http://i.imgur.com/sRAtauY.png Another thing 10 is garbage in is user-customization. I make themes for 7 and 8.1 as a hobby. With Windows 10, they've done away with several of the areas that used to be governed by the .msstyle, which are governed now by XAML (zammel), making 10 waaaayyy less customize-able. I know looks aren't everything, but how can 10 be called an "upgrade" when users' customization choices are taken away, other things are stripped from the o.s., updates for Home version are forced, not to mention the extra spying? And yes, I know that 8.1 spies on us too....But most of the spying can be actually disabled in 8.1. Not so with 10.  I'm sticking with my 8.1 / Linux dual-boot method. If you like my theme for 8.1 (it's called Work Nite Shift) you can get it for free here: http://vistastylebuilder.com/forum/index.php?topic=2134.0 My user-name is JMB at Style Builder Forums, I have several themes posted in this section: http://vistastylebuilder.com/forum/index.php?board=7.0            
  • I'm not a fan of current Windows 10. I still prefer Windows 8/8.1. I just don't like the amount of unknown shit that goes on at the back when you're using the pc or tablet cause it makes the device hangs every now & then when you're on a slow internet connection. I found that by turning off wifi, these hangs were reduced but doing so also affects the feature of Win10. I have one pc with clean install & my tablet was from upgrade path. Both had the same problem. So I'm sure its the backend access by the OS that creating the usage problem. Backward comparability to current software is another issue.
  • Microsoft needs to bring back start screen and app syncing...this was a huge disappointment for me as I have 4 devices and having to redo my start screen or download an app on each machine whenever I make a change to one is very inconvenient.   https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/265757-windows-feature-suggestions/suggestions/8976184-sync-start-menus-between-various-windows-10-device
  • Put me in the "love it" category! Absolutely! How much do I love Windows 10? Paradigmatically! Here's what I mean: Historically, I've been more of a Mac guy than a Windows guy. I got my first home computer late. It was 1998, and I was already 18. Since then, the lion's share of that time has seen me be "dual-platform" with both a Mac and a PC of some sort at my disposal simultaneously. But the few times I've been Mac-only (2000-2002 / 2009-2012) were mostly by choice while the few times I've been Windows-only (1998-2000 / 2007-2009) have been out of necessity/circumstance. And besides, I've always just "liked" Mac better (despite being pretty impressed by 7 when it was new). But even before that first computer of mine in 98, my computer use in the Des Moines public schools was roughly 50/50 with me liking the Apple products better - in retrospect. At points in that time, I was not always aware of the difference. So, here's the paradigm shift: Thanks to Windows 10, for the first time EVER, I've actually felt like more of a Windows fan than a Mac fan. And while I still don't envision abandoning "dual-platform" - that is, abandoning Mac and going Windows-only, if I do, it'll also be another first: the first time I've ever been "Windows-only" by choice! That's how much I love Windows 10! Now, is it perfect? No, absolutely not! There's no such thing as "truly perfect", but even just speaking in the colloquial sense, no, it still has some meaningful work that needs done. But it's easily the best Windows ever in my opinion! Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • I don't know why people hate Windows 10. There's no satisfying some people, I guess.
  • Windows 8.1 probably is the best as far being user friendly. Phone and desktop is so easy to use. People who likes simplicity probably shouldn't upgrade to 10
  • People saying 10 is not good for tablets, so maybe I shouldn't upgrade.
  • You have 30 days to roll back after you upgrade. So you should try it and see for yourself. Not everybody hates 10 tablet, and just about everybody loves 10 desktop. And unlike 8 where tablet mode and desktop mode were virtually indistinguishable, 10 desktop is thoroughly desktop while 10 tablet is thoroughly tablet, and you can switch between them with a simple swipe and a press (heck, on some devices, you can even configure it to switch between them automatically, just by connecting or disconnecting a physical keyboard) I have 10 on a 2-in-1, but have almost exclusively kept it in desktop mode. Therefore I can't speak super intelligently on the quality of tablet mode. I will put mine in Tablet today and force myself to use it that way for a while to get a better feel. But I still recommend you upgrade. :-) Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Whenever you have a new OS come out, you have people gushing about it, and you have people who say they like an older version better. I suppose you will always have that. The measure, I guess, is whether the cheers drown out the boos or vice versa, how much or how little the louder drowns out the quieter, and long term, what ratio of cheers keep cheering and what ratio of boos keep booing. While we will have to wait for the long term results, by that measure, 10 is starting off waaaaaaaay more successfully than 8. And based on the fact that overall reception of 8 stayed more or less lukewarm, I suspect that long term analysis will continue to favor 10 as well. The thing that initially surprised the heck out of me before I finally figured it out is that when we had Windows 8, everyone was crying for 7. But now that we have 10, instead of seeing the cries for 7 continue in light of people's displeasure with 8, now we're seeing everyone crying for 8. But I believe this is why: 10 desktop mode is a huge success. Apparently it's 10 tablet mode that still needs significant work. I've used tablet mode so very little - even on my 2-in-1 - that I only know it superficially. I like desktop mode so much that I've basically just stuck with it. I will go put my 2-in-1 into tablet mode and keep it there a while so I can get a better idea of what the fuss is all about. I know they need to make it so you can have more apps on the start screen, but that's the only beef I've had with it so far. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Who knows if this "study" was sponsored?
  • Don't know. But we do at least know what your presuppositions are. :-/ Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Only things wrong on wp 8.1 is lack of apps and Xbox music. It is better much than win 10 mobile
  • Here's my take: Cortana: I almost immediately disabled this. I already have problems with my college giving out my info freely. I still use regular windows search. ;) Edge Browser: Lacks browser extension functionality. Since it is relatively new, you can't get most extensions on it. NOTE: You can get the adguard adblocker for Edge, although it looks more like a desktop application. XBOX Integration: Who loves live xbox streaming? I don't (because I don't have a console) Start Menu: GREAT. Follows the minimalistic style of Windows while providing tile functionality. The live tiles could be better, since they seem to work whenever they please. Multiple Desktops: Works great for multitasking and organization. However, you can't have unique icons on each desktop. Action Center: Seems to store notifications for metro apps only. Only a few of my desktop apps' notifications stay in the action center (SRS Audio Essentials, Antivirus) Taskbar: Combines Start Menu, Action Center, Muliple Desktops, and Cortana/Search. Office Suite: The free version is not for desktops. You cannot save with the free version. You must have a compatible suit of Microsoft Office available. So, that's my take. Also to note, I disabled all the tracking and information gathering features as well.
  • Ah, the Facebook generation. Seriously, how can over 40% of people hate multiple desktops? If you don't want to use the feature then you don't. How can anyone's feelings toward a feature like that go any further to the negative than indifference? No wonder so many people these days need mood stabilisers if all they're cabale of is either love or hate.
  • Best part is windows 10 for me is snap assist.
  • Besides the new start mean,I am more interested in the universal apps.
  • The use of only 7,000 messages out of a pool of 1,200,000 is basically statistically insignificant. This "study" is just a media hype. Probably a paid study in which the findings are mostly hand-picked by Microsoft PR.
  • Stalman surely won't like that.
  • I hate the fact that I worked in PR for 20 years and therefore when articles like this show up on the internet to influence how people feel. I have to read the thread and realize how easily mind controlled the masses are and it pisses me off. This article is BOGUS, the operationg system is a disaster.
  • I guess I am the odd man out Here.  I don't hate Windows 10 but for me, it is not that valuable.  I updated from windows 7 and dug deep into it so I would know it but I have very little use for the vast majority of things windows 10 won't let you delete.  I won't use Cortana as I am a privacy nut, I don't use Edge, Bing, Sports, MSN, I hate the way PHOTOS trys to mess with MY PHOTOS and I won't use it.  Also Music is out as I have a huge collection of songs from years back and I want to organize them MY WAY and not Microsofts way.  Oh and I never use their Music service, so scratch Music too.   I use it on a PC so I don't need thePhone or camera app, nor the People app , and also the WIFI ap.  3D builder, ONe Note and XBOX are all out too,  So why do I even have Windows 10?  I don't really know.  I have found ways to kill off Cortana, Edge, Photos and Groove Music, and the others I have just turned off.  I like the better speed, the multitasking ability, but I think the Lock site is stupid and worthless.  10 just doesn't fit every one, but to force you to keep it and not delete it is pretty stupid.  Oh I never use the Office 360 but I did buy the new office and I really like it,  I don't like the cloud as I don't trust any company to keep my stuff, I have a very sophisticated back up system that I use for my research.  Yes I am the weird one here, and WIndows 10 really isn't working for me.  I don't hate it, I just don't need it or want most of it.  Oh well, it was free, but I have shrunk it down and make it do what I want, so it is ok.
  • Well you would say that you have an added interest how many still using 7 did you ask or were they all win10 users. I hate the look like old linux, hate the intrusion that comes with the spyware which is what it really is, and seeing that I do not talk to my computer or use other devices it offers my nothing at all accept wanting me to use it far less then I would.