Microsoft has released their latest version of the Windows operating system. And a look around the Web has revealed a consensus: Windows 10 rocks.
From tech sites to PC users hoping for some kind of life from the Windows line of software, reviews have been largely positive for the OS. This bodes well for Microsoft, who have had to endure a wave of negativity over their latest earnings report and news they were laying off around 7,800 employees. Their last attempt, Windows 8, earned major minus points for their interface redesign, and with CEO Satya Nadella stating his goal was to hit 1 billion Windows-powered devices by 2019, the pressure was on to make their newest Windows iteration a success.
So far, so good. Some reviewers were effusive in their praise for Windows 10 (and couldn’t be happier to finally stop using Windows 8):
Geoffrey A.Fowler, Wall Street Journal:
Tom Warren, The Verge:
Devindra Hardawar, Engadget:
David Pierce, Wired:
Some of the more seasoned tech reviewers were more reserved in their comments, due to some bugs they’ve found in the system:
Walt Mossberg, Recode:
David Pogue, Yahoo Tech:
Brian Chen, New York Times:
One reviewer, however, felt Windows 10 reflects a company caught in a transition:
Lance Ulanoff, Mashable:
Users also took to Twitter to express a myriad of opinions on Windows 10: