Windows 10 is a big improvement on 8.1 but not on Windows 7
I went out and bought a Surface 3 for my wife as she needed a new device. I also wanted to play with Windows 10 to see what all the fuss was about.
Having spent 15 or so hours with the thing I have to say that I quite like the surface. But Windows 10 seems like an improved Windows 8.1 but not anything like an improvement over Windows 7. Sorry to have to say this, but I just hate the way the operating system tries to be more than an operating system. It has background tasks to carry out and should help Apps look good and work without crashing. That is all. Nothing else. Windows 8, Vista, and Windows 10 try to be more than this. Like a desperate child jumping up and down trying to get your attention all the time (or in this case, your subscription money when the real strategy comes clean).
No, Microsoft has proven time and time again that they cannot produce an operation system that is consistently good.. And now people are willing to subscribe to 'automatic upgrades'? Makes me shiver to think that I might wake up one day and find they have resurrected Vista, or removed the start button again... Simply because they think it is a good idea.
What scares me is that people seem to be falling for this. Hardware manufacturers too. I just conntacted Dell to order a new and shiny XPS13 only to find that I could not have it with Windows 7. Apple told me the same. The new Air and Macbooks only support Windows 8.1 or 10 in bootcamp mode now as they could not be bothered to create the drivers for the new touch pads for anything else.
How can this be? Windows 7 is still the most popular operating system. By far. And yet nobody feels like supporting it. Surely this will affect hardware Sales, particularly as Windows 10 uptake is looking misstanke already.
What am I to do?
Does anyone know of a great and powerful (and expensive) ultrabook that runs Windows 7 and fitted with the new Broadwell low power shop sets? Please.. Please will someone sell me one.. I and most laptop uses...