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QOTW: Are you excited about Windows 10?

by Parm Mann on 23 January 2015, 16:30

Tags: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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It has been a fascinating week for Microsoft. When CEO Satya Nadella took to the stage at Wednesday's Windows 10 event, he did so with a sense of humility as he spoke openly about his passion for tech and his company's desire to rekindle the enthusiasm of consumers.

"We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows," said Nadella at a two-hour conference in which Microsoft attempted to capture our imagination with bold new strategies and innovations.

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for most PC users, it'll run on a broad range of devices including phones and the Xbox One, it's being built around community feedback, there's a new browser, a digital assistant and yet it also claims to be Microsoft's "best enterprise platform ever." Oh, and let's not forget the jaw-dropping HoloLens.

This seems to be a new and ambitious Microsoft, and one that wants to be loved in a way that other tech companies are. But that's something easier said than done after recent missteps. When consumers look at products such as Windows 8, Xbox One, Surface, Windows Phone and, to a much lesser extent, Zune, it's usually with a sense of derision, and not necessarily because the products are/were bad, but rather, they just aren't perceived as cool.

Changing that perception is a major task, so to find out if Microsoft is on the right track, we're putting the question to you: are you excited about Windows 10? Let us know using the comments facility below.



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No. Windows 8.1 is fine (ducks) and I am more wanting DX12 than Windows 10…..nothing that I feel 8.1 is lacking (I don't need a start menu 99% of the time)….I don't need Cartana, I don't need the new browser, 8.1 brought proper multi-monitor features, etc.

What would make me interested is if they add Dedupe and LACP into the Workstation edition (i.e. Windows 10, not Server 2015 or whatever the server version will be called), I hate how certain features are now being stripped out of the OS and only left in for the server build (yes, they can be hacked back in but it isn't ideal and causes problem later down the line)

Oh and IIRC, they stated no more WMC……which means my HTPC (runs MediaBrowser on top of WMC) won't be upgradable :(
Sure why not, got a mix of 7/8.1 machines and it would be nice to bring them all together.

But hey I liked Vista and 8 so I am sure 10 will be fine.
Yes, looks very promising, excited to see the end result.
There's nothing to be excited about IMO. Sure it might bring DX12 but until I see devs jump onto dx12 then I'll remain on windows 8.1
I wouldn't say i'm excited, but i will be trying it again when the new technical preview images go up.

Tried the first tech preview and it was nice and everything but i just went back to 8.1 after a while.