Flibio, would you share your issues and solutions for NVidia drivers? I’ve upgraded my gamebox to Windows 10, but have held off upgrading the other four in the house because ever since the upgrade, Minecraft has been unplayably slow – as in single digit FPS.
That aside, there’s a lot that still seems unfinished. I’m irritated that I can no longer just display all control panels as a direct submenu off the start menu. I’m irritated that there seems to be no way to remove the Documents, Downloads, Desktop etc. hard links from the “My Computer” folder. (If I wanted them there. I’d have put them there myself. I want that window to contain local and network drives, AND NOTHING ELSE.) Windows 10 not only put redundant links to them there without asking me, it won’t let me delete them.
On the other hand, it’s long past time Windows had properly working native virtual desktops. It boots blindingly fast, almost as fast as my Linux workstation. And Windows 10 seems to work much better with solid state drives than Windows 7, even 7 SP1, did. All of the constant weird little niggling “WAAAAAAAH this storage device isn’t acting like I expect it to” errors have gone away. Windows 7 running off an SSD was a constant litany of can’t read this, can’t write that, unexpected memory error the other. They’re all gone with Windows 10.
I think the UI is a bit too stripped down and minimalist. It looks cheap. And, frankly, it’s ugly. But the Aero Glass theme is being ported to Windows 10, so a little patience should resolve that. Edge seems a pretty decent browser. I’d really like to try Cortana, but I can ONLY use Cortana if I let Windows disable my local login (you know, the one that authenticates to all of my own local network services, including ones I need for work like my VPN) and log in using my Microsoft Live account instead. Bite me, Microsoft. And I’d really like a way to turn off that honking huge “Search the web and Windows” box that’s currently eating the leftmost sixth of my taskbar for no benefit whatsoever. Put that crap on the start menu where it belongs, or on a hotkey… Oh, right, they did. Search is already bound to Windows+S. It doesn’t need to be on the taskbar as well. But you can’t turn it off.
Overall, my impression is Windows 10 is a reasonably good, reasonably solid OS for the masses that was pushed out the door before it was actually finished.