Musing about software, servers, and the awful, awful mess that is technology.

Windows 10 First Impressions

I’m writing this from a freshly installed copy of Windows 9 10. As part of their new way of doing things, Microsoft has released the current builds of Windows 10 to the public to test as they like. This seems to be a new popular tactic, as Apple did the same with OSX Yosemite with the same goal in mind; getting early feedback from the users.

It’s no secret to any developer that no matter how well considered any application (or in this case, Operating System) is, you never know quite how well it’s going to do until you hand it off to your user base. Even with their struggling in recent years, Microsoft’s user base is still massive, and as we saw with the debacle over the huge redesign behind Windows 8, very vocal indeed. Continue Reading…