Windows10: Are South African Users Adopting it Yet?

Published On August 11, 2015 | Office 365 & Cloud

An informal snap poll reveals a mixed bag of early impressions.

The Windows10 installation was launched somewhat creatively a few weeks ago, and we’ve asked Facebook and Twitter streams what they thought about it… whether or not they had opted to install it at all, and if they had, how they rate it.

As could be expected, responses range from cautious optimism to outright dismissal, and everything in between. Other users relate anecdotal stories about friends or colleagues’ experiences (many of them scary), and others still prefer to employ the waiting game, expecting bugs and their respective fixes to make the system usable only in a few months’ time. Here are a few examples of each:

ABDUL (Twitter): Have installed Windows10 and in my opinion it was a bad decision  win 8.1 was lot better.

ADAM: It seems a little slow at times.

DAVID: I’m waiting for everyone else to debug it first!

SEAN: An ex colleague had a complete meltdown with Windows10 upgrade, so I’m in no rush. A good general rule with Windows is to wait for a few months for all the patches and fixes before even considering using it. It’s been the same since Windows95. Complete crash and OS reinstall on Microsoft Surface, if I remember correctly. I’m sure it’s not like that for everyone, otherwise we’d know about it.

GARY: Don’t know much about this stuff at all, but a friend who does says everyone who uses Windows10 is opening themselves up to being hacked.

JUSTIN: I’m on Mac mostly. But just to say it’s the first time I’ve honestly found Windows attractive. It just looks so sleek and shiny. Whether that translates to a feasible, solid user experience is another thing.

ART: So far, I have had no problems. The right click – preview option is gone. So little things like that are different.

RIAAN: I’m gonna wait until Service Pack 1 (seeing as they skipped Windows 9 it will probably be Service Pack 2 straight away though) or whichever equivalent before I risk that. A few device critical drivers aren’t out yet, specifically for my Oculus Rift DK2 which I’m not prepared to spend hours on dodgy workarounds for to get working with Windows10.

What are your thoughts on Windows10 thus far? Share your views in the comments below.

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