What Windows diehards will love and hate about Windows 10
The buzz of Microsoft’s leap to Windows 10 may be dimming, but the big, 640-million-user question remains: If you skipped Windows 8 because the initial two-face kludge left you cold, should you think about upgrading to Windows 10? Or has Microsoft gone down so weird a tiled rabbit hole that you should dig your heels into Win7 and kiss the new direction good-bye?
I'm not talking about optimal interfaces for contortionist computers or oversize phones. I'm talking about getting real work done with a keyboard and a mouse. Is Windows 10 as goofy as its predecessor? Or does the Technical Preview suggest that Microsoft has righted enough of Win8’s wrongs to make it a worthwhile PC upgrade?
All the predictable beta software caveats apply: We're working with the Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9860 (released Oct. 21), which will be quite different from the final, shipping version of Win10. But the plumbing is in, and there's enough meat to start thinking about your Windows future.