I’m living in the present, finally! (A brief Windows10 Review)

I’ve moved on out of the past, clouded by my rose-tinted love for Windows 7, and as of yesterday I’m working in the new and thrilling world of WIndows 10. Ok, so it’s not quite that drastic a change. This is good. I didn’t really want a life altering experience. In fact, this is just enough change. A quick review, based on my limited experience so far:

The Pretty
I love the start menu tiles. The layout customization is perfect!
The apps are pretty neat. Not as comprehensive in choice as the Apple store, of course, but I see the potential.
The ability to calibrate ClearText for each monitor is fabulous. My eyes are dancing with joy!
The snap-to edges finally works in dual monitor mode!
Logging in with just a PIN is great!
Dual monitor panoramic theme goodness!

The Ugly
The start menu tiles seem to re-order themselves a bit randomly after sleeping. This will probably be fixed in future.
You have to dig into the settings to really make it not phone home so much. MS really wants to “learn a lot about you.” Like, a LOT.
Recently visited folders appear in your Quick Access panel until you turn that off. Turn that off. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Cortana doesn’t work in Canada. I guess her English isn’t good enough? I’d like to think this is due to our privacy laws, but it probably has more to do with localization.
The settings menu crashed a lot until I restarted a few times. Now it seems to be behaving.

The best part? All of my software acts normally. The worst part about upgrading an OS is usually the associated pain of updating the other software I use. Not so in this case! Everything seems to be peachy so far.

So far, so good, Microsoft!

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