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This review is from: Windows 10 Home - 64-bit
Pros: Um.... I can't think of any.
Cons: I've been using the preview versions up to and including the final version to see where this is going, unfortunately Microsoft has completely dropped the ball on this one. It's windows 8 with a nearly useless start menu, blindingly bright white screen backgrounds that you can't adjust (there are almost no color customizations other than the task bar) that will make work for anyone who does video editing or has any kind of light sensitivity a miserable task. There is little to like in this cell phone os, and there is no reason to upgrade to this from windows 7. This OS also takes all control away from you when updating. Up dates will be installed, and if you remove them they will be reinstalled. Anyone remember the recent update Microsoft pushed out that Bricked a bunch of computers? This OS also requires you to have a Microsoft account just to install it. If you have any privacy concerns, this OS is not for you.
Other Thoughts: The only reason this operating system exists in this for is because Microsoft is trying to use their desktop OS dominance to shoehorn their way into the mobile market. So far they have failed miserably and it's only been hurting their reputation and computer sales. Their sales with windows 8 were so bad they are giving this one away for free, but I and many other are still going to pass on it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version)
Pros: Nothing. There is nothing good about this mess of an OS.
Cons: It is by far the ugliest UI I have ever seen, everything from the flat, sharp edged windows to the Vomit inducing Metro UI is garbage. Even the install screens are full of eye wrenching colors. I wouldn't buy this even if they put the windows 7 start menu back. It's just too ugly. I would rather use windows ME with BOB for a UI than this garbage.
Other Thoughts: Microsoft really messed up on this one. They EOLed XP and are trying to scare people away from windows 7, but the windows 8 usage has flattened out and is actually slipping, while windows 7 is gaining more market share. They said they will have the start menu back in windows 9, but what I've seen of the windows 9 start menu, they are trying to wedge the Metro look in there too, so I probably won't be buying that either.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Pros: I installed on a second partition so it was easy to remove and didn't screw up my windows 7 install.
Cons: The installer has been changed to be even uglier that the last one. It switches between horrid bright green, purple, and other eye (and gut) wrenching colors during install with giant childlike text on the screen. The start button goes to the same cell phone interface that has absolutely no place on a desktop computer. I can't understand why Microsoft keeps pushing this garbage on people when it is obvious that no one wants it.
Other Thoughts: A year after windows 8 was released and computer retailers are claiming that 99% of their business sales are windows 7 and Windows 7 is still growing faster than windows 8 and Microsoft claims that there is nothing wrong? All the windows 7 code for the start menu is still there and to turn this all around they just need to put it back and remove the ugly garbage from the UI. They can still have an option to enable the metro garbage for those who want it, but seriously, I have not met a single person who likes it. In fact, I have spent a large amount of time helping people remove this garbage from their machines and reinstall windows 8. I have dealt with people who would rather lose everything on their computers that live with the windows 8 UI. So when you see glowing reviews of windows 8, remember that most of these have been paid for. There are companies that do nothing other than create numerous bogus accounts and write reviews to help bolster a failing inferior product.
Also, sales numbers mean nothing. I know of at least 12 computers that were sold with windows 8 that are now running with windows 7. Most people who need new computers are just building their own, hence the slow computer sales. If you believe tablets will ever outshine a desktop computer, you are an fool.