For now, quite against. I would like the option to disable tracking, auto updates (I don't have the bandwidth or data cap to continually update) and any other bullsh...... stuff that should be optional.
There are some features that make the upgrade worth it on my tablet as I don't use it for anything serious, but I won't be upgrading my PC until they fix aforementioned issues.
I've installed it on a couple of test desktops and my ThinkPad, it does the job but considering I spend close to all day everyday working on my main desktop, I'd rather have an OS that I can put my complete and utter faith into. Pretty much what Xiae_ said.
To be honest, I don't mind it. Yes, my privacy is at stake, but what people don't realise is that this ties to EVERY Microsoft device and application.
I don't use, nor advocate anyone use any of those products.
Aside from the general concern for others' privacy, I am indirectly impacted as when others accept abusive terms and products that do not respect them it creates a general acceptance for such behaviour.
Windows 10 (as are many other products, and my stance is the same) is a product beholden to other masters, which I consider unacceptable. My computer should never do anything against my wishes or interests nor should it refuse to do what I direct it to.
I think the "privacy concerns" are completely overblown thanks to idiotic clickbait articles, but not non-existent. The better question is whether it is any worse. Many Linux distributions have been found to be logging and transmitting, without user consent or with default options set to give consent, all sorts of data (Ubuntu was doing it for a while until users raised holy hannah about it when it was discovered months later, by accident, by somebody fiddling with a network tool). Some of the evidence I can find uses things like wireshark and finds Win10 communicating when various settings are turned off, but they never compare it with a Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 system- they merely assert this is all new, which may not necessarily be the case.
For me the reason I don't like Windows 10 is simple.
It doesn't move me forward.
Upgrading to Windows 10 is free but it will mean that I have to deal with forced Updates that I have little control over (I like to keep a lot of programs open as I work, and will merely shut off my monitor and continue it later or the next day- a forced reboot and update would bring me back to an empty desktop and I'll have to remember what I was doing.
Upgrading to Windows 10 doesn't provide me any features I want. t moves my cheese around for no reason but doesn't actually give me any more flavours.
We have been deploying it to our test groups at work and all have responded pretty positively. The multi monitor support is the major reason of support. That and some of the weird group policy issues seem to have resolved them selves though this could just be a fresh install and not that Microsoft patched group policy some.
MDT deployments for it doing an upgrade is still broken after they released a patch for MDT 2013u1 that was supposed to fix a lot of the deployment issues. The new lighttouch that it ships with deploys everything faster not sure if it does some compressing or something with the server or just better usage of processing power.
Your data is mined all over the place and tons of software phones home to give data developers want to know how people are using their software on what type of hardware.
The RSAT tools for it seem unstable compared to Win8.1s so a pretty big annoyance there. Going to do a test desktop pool of it in VMware horizon see how it handles it.
So ya I do like it a lot on an Enterprise level there seems to have been a lot of bug fixes(compared to 7 at least, though a lot of our Windows 8 machines did not have the issues that a lot of the Win7 machines had) I love the new multi monitor features it has been a big pet peeve I have had with windows for a lot time.
I have used it throughout the tech preview, and I really like the HUGE performance gains (for me anyway), and the speed. The new look is nice when compared to Win7 (I never used Win8/8.1)
As for the forced updates, I don't mind them, considering that you only notice it is update when you shutdown/restart. I only just realised that Windows Update is no longer in the control panel! Speaking of the control panel, I miss not being able to directly search it anymore (lots of old apps don't even show up in the search anymore )
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For me, I absolutely love the interface of Windows 10, for I didn't really prefer the pull up screen on windows 8-8.1. The privacy doesn't concern me, I mean you already have the NSA looking at your things, as a matter of fact Windows 10 must be helping them.
Somewhat related, but I took my headset and slapped it onto my Win10 system to try out Cortana, since I had never tried it.
I had a pretty negative opinion of it. I was expecting that I was wrong about how awful the idea was but, nope.
On a Desktop System, Cortana is absolutely, positively, useless garbage. As in, I was in awe at how amazingly useless it was. It was so useless, it probably took effort just to make it reach that bottom-of-the-barrel level of usefulness. It's sole purpose is to take things that normally take you 3 seconds, and take 10 seconds in a best case scenario. Want to start Firefox? "Hey Cortana, Start Firefox" It works! Oh, wait, no it didn't, it started Edge and went to bing and searched the web for "Start Firefox". Amazing AI there. Let's try again. "Hey Cortana, Launch Firefox" hmm same thing, searched bing for "Launch Firefox".
You know why? You have to be specific. there isn't any AI involved. What a piece of garbage. You want to start Firefox, you have to say "Launch Mozilla Firefox". If you want to start word, you can't get away with saying "Launch Word" you have to say "Launch Microsoft Word 2013". Seriously? this is the crap people are praising left and right?
The only reason people like it so much is the stupid canned responses. HAHA if I say "Why are you so useless" it comes back with a bunch of possible canned responses, Amazing! This is great because I haven't had one of those magic 8-balls for years and have always wanted to have something give me semirandom answers from a predefined list when it recognizes that I'm not serious. And recognizing you aren't serious is easy. It basically just checks to see if you are referring to it. "Why are you" "Are you" "do you" etc.
The only possible use I can imagine would be for mobile devices without a keyboard. And even in that case i doubt I'd trust it very much. It's called an AI but there is less intelligence involved than clippy... oh, but if you ask her about clippy she'll say something silly, HAHA! So much personality! I've seen more personality in bathroom faucets.
Doing some searches I see people going absolutely ape over "amazing intelligence" like how Cortana shows you a list of nearby Doctor's offices if you say "I don't feel well" or "I feel sick" That isn't amazing AI. if you say "My new shoes are sick" it will show the same thing. I wouldn't be surprised if saying it "I got myself some phat lootz" would show you nearby gyms.