Windows 10 gets positive reviews from critics

30 Jul 2015


Windows 10, the new OS version from Microsoft, has received massive a thumbs up from critics.

Windows 10 integrates the best from Windows 7 and 8 versions, right from the much-loved Start Menu making a comeback.

''Microsoft is keeping the Live Tiles it introduced in Windows 8, but it's put them inside the Start Menu. That means that they won't take up your entire monitor anymore (unless you really want them to). You can pin both modern and traditional apps to the Start menu, and there's easy access to settings, shutdown or restart, and a list of most-used apps complete with handy jump lists for apps like Word that handle files. This mix of features feels like the best approach for bringing the Start menu back, and you can resize it freely to customize it further,'' said Tom Warren, senior editor, The Verge.

Also Windows 10 comes with the Microsoft Edge which replaced Internet Explorer, but it still needs some fixes. ''Unlike Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge isn't stable – the browser crashes pretty often, and you'll see that the browser freezes every now and then. However, other than random crashes, you'll hardly find any other annoying issues,'' writes Mehedi Hassan of Microsoft-news.

The launch was considered critical to the company, particularly in the backdrop of disastrous Windows 8, which left many users confused, ditching the Start button menu and introducing a new layout.

The new OS, launched yesterday would be available as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.

According to The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler, Windows 10 fixed most of the issues with Windows 8 and improved on Windows 7, Microsoft's most popular OS in recent years.

According to commentators, with the free upgrades, Microsoft aimed to see the system installed on as many devices as possible. The company would then be able to recoup any lost revenue by selling services such as Office over the internet, or cloud.

According to FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives, the cloud strategy could generate a new revenue stream.

"It's a step in the right direction. They went back to their core DNA around software and a cloud-centric model and ultimately Windows as a service, a subscription model," Ives told Reuters.

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