Is Windows 10 The Best Windows Ever? Really?
| In our experience, the answer to the question “Is Windows 10 the best Windows OS?” has been camouflaged by spin and marketing hype which has helped to disguise the reality currently experienced by many users.
Almost 18 months since it was released and Windows 10 remains a mixed bag. Lots of promise, glitzy new features (some may even prove useful) but short on the things that matter most – particularly stability and reliability. That is particularly true if you happen to be a student working on your assignments, a business professional preparing a report or presentation, or small business person preparing their end of month accounts or quarterly BAS to submit to the ATO.
To read the many articles posted in online media by most ITC industry journalists and commentators during the last two years, you would think that Windows 10 was capable of solving world hunger, regional conflict and global warming. Still, if your job depends on advertising revenue and you have gotten to enjoy the odd all-expenses-paid junket or two each year (paid for by those same advertisers), it’s little wonder that Windows 10 is riding the crest of a wave of favourable reviews.
Our Experience in Windows 10 OS
At the time of writing this article we are repairing several computers where a Windows 10 update (the Anniversary Update in the case of two of these PCs) has failed to install and the system is unable to reboot, requiring costly data recover and a reinstallation of the operating system, etc. It was a similar story earlier in the week, a similar story last week and the week before and the week before that. We get lots of phone calls from people experiencing problems with their Windows 10 PCs.
Our ratio for service calls & workshop repairs for PC verses Mac is around 60 and 40 per cent respectively, with Windows 10 operating system problems accounting for well over half of our PC-related enquires. Anecdotal evidence from others in the computer repair business indicates a similar breakdown in the number of Windows 10 related repairs.
This doesn’t sound like a positive answer to is Windows 10 the best to the critical observer. Sure, every Windows release since Win 95 over twenty years ago has had teething issues, but this one is proving to be particularly problematic. Better than Windows Me perhaps. Remember that one?