Windows 10 – A (Sorta) Review

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A screenshot while I was writing this post.

While I’m only half a geek (because the only languages I know are HTML5 & CSS3 and I’m more into the gaming side of geeky) I’ve been observing Windows 10 lately and I feel the need to write something about it. So far, I’m pleased.

While I loved the full-screen apps and Start menu of Windows 8, I like the windowed ones better. Partly because i can just bring up Notepad whenever a older sister is walking by lol jk. The Store and other built-in apps seem to come up faster than they did on Windows 8. I find myself using the Task View feature a lot – it’s one of those small things that you never knew you needed but once you have it you can’t do without it. The Start Menu very nicely combines the features of the Windows 8/7 Start Menu while also bringing back the smaller size and lists of older Windows versions. And the design! I can finally say with joy that Microsoft has finally managed to get the sleek and sexy design the Apple has always severely beaten them on.

And now a word about Microsoft Edge. If I was forced to choose, on pain of death, between Edge and any version of Internet Explorer, Edge would win. Every. Single. Time. The ‘Hub’ menu finally clears all that annoying crap we had at the top of Explorer, and Edge looks better and works better than any Explorer. However, Microsoft still has some work to do to compete with Chrome & Firefox. When I first tested Edge, the tab system was seriously messed up – you couldn’t reopen closed tabs or anything like that. This seems to have been mostly fixed…

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But must they insist on refusing to let us pin our tabs? Some people have things they need to hide, man.

So I’m sticking with Chrome for now. But it sure is comforting to know that if for some reason I can’t use that, I’m not left with an outdated, crappy browser that looks like the child of Mosaic trying to be hip.

So let’s end with an awesome chart. Standard starting point is 5, because most things aren’t that awesome.

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Overall, a 7. It’s awesome.

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4 thoughts on “Windows 10 – A (Sorta) Review

  1. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell
    and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She
    put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.

    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I
    had to tell someone!

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